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All Federal Protective Service (FPS) employees will at all times:

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The Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) is pleased to announce that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published its first-ever Department plan for providing meaningful access to homeland security programs and activities to people with limited English proficiency (LEP).

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Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Institute.
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Read about the legal authorities of the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, including their role on issues such as privacy and DHS's commitment to limited English proficiency.
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Community engagement from the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

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February 11, 2014 is the 20th anniversary of Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice.  Read the Presidential Proclamation and learn more about

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One of the ways in which CRCL advises the Department’s leadership is through a "Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Impact Assessment." A CRCL impact assessment may be required by statute; requested by Department leadership or staff; or initiated by the Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
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Under 6 U.S.C. § 345 and 42 U.S.C. § 2000ee-1, the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) reviews and assesses information concerning abuses of civil rights, civil liberties, and profiling on the basis of race, ethnicity, or religion, by employees and officials of the Department of Homeland Security. CRCL reviews and assesses complaints in areas such as: Treatment, Abuse of authority/color of law, Conditions of detention, Discrimination, and Due process.
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The Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs Office directs the Department's EEO and Diversity policies, products and services to optimize the effectiveness of the Department's personnel and operations.
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Reports from the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties including Annual and Quarterly Reports to Congress.

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