USDA Discrimination Complaints Criticised

More criticism today for the Agriculture Department – this time about discrimination.

The Government Accountability Office is faulting how USDA gathers and keeps data on complaints from minority workers and farmers.

USDA says the report doesn’t factor in a new online tool to track employee complaints.

GAO is suggesting a new oversight board to review concerns about civil rights.

Register for the Ask the CIO Chat with Andy Ozment of the Homeland Security Department on Oct. 11, at 1:30 p.m.

For more, see http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-62

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