USDA Non-discrimination Policy and Program Complaint Filing Procedures
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is committed to providing inspection service in a professional and non-discriminatory manner to all federal meat, poultry, egg, and import establishments.
How to file a USDA Program Discrimination Complaint
It is the policy of the USDA to ensure that no person is excluded from, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to prohibited discrimination in programs conducted by FSIS on the bases of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.
To file a complaint of discrimination in the receipt of USDA services, access the form and filing instructions (PDF Only). (Note: This form is not for use in filing complaints of employment discrimination. FSIS employees must contact the FSIS Civil Rights Division at 1-800-269-6212 within 45 days of the alleged discrimination to file a complaint.
USDA "And Justice For All" Poster (PDF Only) | High-Resolution PDF (2MB)
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in the delivery of all programs and services conducted by officials of the FSIS. This poster contains the USDA policy of non-discrimination and the complaint filing address. The poster is prominently located in FSIS office space within official headquarters establishments.
Questions regarding the "And Justice For All" poster or the procedures for filing a program discrimination complaint can be discussed with an FSIS inspector, Front Line Supervisor, or District Office. Alternately, inquiries may be made directly to the USDA's Office of Civil Rights at (866) 632-9992 (toll free), or (202) 402-0216 (TDD).
View "Simple Justice:" Program Discrimination Complaints in USDA (13-minute video, Windows Media Format)