Office of the Administrator

The Office of the Administrator has direct oversight of the following offices.

Office of Civil Rights

The Farm Service Agency (FSA), Office of Civil Rights (OCR), is responsible for providing overall leadership and direction in the development and implementation of civil rights policies, programs and procedures. OCR responsibilities extend to FSA Headquarters and Field Operations. Brian Garner is the director for this office.

Office of External Affairs

The Office of External Affairs (OEA) is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of FSA's Executive Secretariat, Public Affairs, Communications and Legislative Liaison branches. OEA also assists the administrator in communicating FSA programs and services to producers, landowners, and across the country. Gwen Sparks is the acting director for this office.

Office of Business and Program Integration

The Office of Business and Program Integration is the nexus between Agency programs and its business operations. Its portfolio includes appeals, litigation, internal controls, compliance, strategic and annual planning, annual reporting and analysis, enterprise risk management, and cooperative agreements. The Director of OBPI is Robert Stephenson.

Economic Policy Analysis Staff

The Economic and Policy Analysis Staff (EPAS), provides economic analysis and evaluation of farm policy, conservation programs, farm credit, and commodity supply and demand forecasts to enhance the economic stability of U.S. agricultural production and its producers. Joy Harwood is the director for this office.