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United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 4070-771

Office of Human Resources Management

Administrative Grievance System


The purpose of this directive is to set forth the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) policy and procedures for the filing, reviewing, and disposition of administrative grievances.
The purpose of an administrative grievance system is to provide a fair, equitable, and timely forum for internal review and resolution of disputes on employment related matters. An efficient and effective administrative grievance system is in the best interest of both the agency and the employee in that, among other things, it provides a means for the agency to identify and track employee concerns.

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