This guidance is intended to assist sponsors of family day care homes when submitting requests to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)-Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for approval of hiring when creating a new position, or hiring to fill a vacant position.
FNS Instruction 796-2, Rev. 4 VIII I 23 describes labor costs as all forms of compensation earned and all forms of payment, cash and noncash, for personnel. To demonstrate that federal dollars are used prudently when requesting approval of a new position or vacant position, implement the following:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online on the USDA website (http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html), or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (Spanish) (800) 845-6136.