Lesa donnelly: vice president, USDA Coalition of Minority Employees, representative & spokesperson for abused women & class complainants (Forest Service in the western region).
Shannon Reed: fired/former, women western region class member & USDA forest service employee & out spoken advocate for woman's rights
Denice Rice: present forest service employee, women class member western region & outspoken advocate for women in the forest service.
Tonight we will be discussing the USDA Office of General Counsel (OGC)
The lack of USDA civil rights accountability, to include poor case processing & administration
Potential congressional hearings of USDA civil rights
Recent release, Office of Inspector General (OIG), report of the forest service sexual misconduct, dated February 2019 and its interference and control of USDA civil rights
Secretary Sonny Perdue's refusal to deal with widespread discrimination at USDA in employment & programs.
How USDA & the Forest Service deals with sexual abuse, compared to the private sector.