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USDA Office of Ethics
United States Department of Agriculture

USDA Recognized for Ethical Leadership

On April 2, 2021, The US Office of Government Ethics highlighted Secretary Vilsack's memorandum on ethical conduct as an example of "Leadership in action":

New Memo from Secretary Vilsack: "Ethical Conduct: Our Commitment to Restoring and Maintaining the Public's Trust in Government"

New from OE: Ethics LiveCasts

How to Get in Touch with the USDA Office of Ethics

Employees of:


Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area (FSA, NRCS, RMA, and FPAC Business Center)

Food,Nutrition and ConsumerService Mission Area(FNS,CNPP)

Food Safety Mission Area (FSIS)

Marketing and Regulatory Programs Mission Area (AMS, APHIS & GIPSA)

Natural Resources and Environment Mission Area (USFS)

Research, Education and Economics Mission Area (ARS,NIFA,ERS,NASS)

Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Mission Area(FAS)

Rural Development(RBCS, RHS & RUS)

Departmental Management, Staff Offices, Filers of Public Financial Disclosure Reports and Political Appointees

Section 508 Requests