Equal Opportunity Staff

The Equal Opportunity Staff (EOS) provides national leadership and guidance to ensure that NIFA and its Land-Grant partners comply with federal and USDA non-discrimination laws.


  • Conduct on-site compliance reviews at  land-grant universities
  • Collect program and employment data
  • Ensure that research and extension program grant recipients have equal access to all program services
  • Manage citizens’ discrimination complaints at land-grant colleges and universities
  • Serve as primary liaison  to the USDA Civil Rights Office