2013 President's SAVE Award
Simple, yet innovative ideas make a difference. The President's SAVE (Securing Americans' Value and Efficiency) Award offers every federal employee a chance to help make government more efficient and effective. Submit your idea to reduce costs and improve the way government operates or take a moment to vote on ideas from fellow employees. Submission deadline is August 9th.
The Employee Information Line provides information on the Status of USDA facilities in the National Capital Region, severe weather or employee working hours/reporting times. This line is updated daily. Please call 1-800-932-1902 for current information. For TTY services call 1-800-877-8339.
Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman
The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 was signed into law on November 27, 2012. The Act strengthens protection for federal employees who blow the whistle on waste, fraud, and abuse in government operations. The Act directs Inspectors General to designate a Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman. The Ombudsman's role is to educate agency employees about prohibitions on retaliation for protected disclosures, and educate agency employees who have made or are contemplating making a protected disclosure about the rights and remedies against retaliation for protected disclosures. The Ombudsman is prohibited from acting as an employee's or former employee's legal representative, agent, or advocate.
USDA Connect is a social networking platform that allows you to leverage the expertise in your organization and work with your colleagues in a collaborative and time-efficient way. Whether you want to organize and share important information and resources, build up a network of useful contacts, stay up-to-date with project-related events, brainstorm ideas with your coworkers or follow people and content that interests you, USDA Connect is here for you.
Cultural Transformation is the process of creating a workplace where all employees and customers are treated with dignity and respect, and provided the opportunity for success. You will need Level 2 eAuthentication credentials to explore this site.
LincPass and USDA Homeland Presidential Directive
Your resource for details on USDA's phased transition to the LincPass. Learn more about the Federal Government's move toward compliance with the President's Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12
PII - Protect It Like Your Own
Personally Identifiable Information can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity. All USDA employees and contractors are responsible for protecting the privacy of all USDA employees and customers.
USDA's Digital Desktop Library delivers authoritative, reliable, scholarly, and peer-reviewed resources that USDA employees need.
Rebuilding Agriculture in Afghanistan
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is helping Afghanistan revitalize its agricultural sector through a variety of activities aimed to strengthen the capacity of the Afghan government, rebuild agricultural markets, and improve management of natural resources.
Agriculture Learning Service, AgLearn
The Department's new system for employee training and managing training records. Search, access, enroll in, and record all training opportunities for both online and instructor-led training.