USDA Discrimination Complaints Criticised

Thursday - 10/23/2008, 9:02am EDT

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.

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