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Department of Defense

Employ an aligned strategic outreach effort to recruit AAPIs

Design and perform strategic outreach and recruitment to reach AAPI communities, and establish policies and programs to identify, attract, and recruit top AAPI talent.

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3 votes

Department of Homeland Security

Utilize qualified multilingual employees for translation

Utilize qualified multilingual employees for translation and interpretation purposes in appropriate situations by reporting on methods for assessing multilingual employees and plans for how and when they can be used and shared within the agency to provide language services.

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4 votes

Department of Transportation

Improve data disaggregation practices

Review internal and external data disaggregation practices and explore potential for replication of best practices and systems.

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6 votes

Department of Health and Human Services

Increase awareness of and access to HHS and other federal agencies

Increase awareness of and access to HHS and other federal agencies' funding opportunities to the USAPI by identifying and develop a compilation of Federal grant programs available to the six USAPI jurisdictions, including information on funding history and points of contact.

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3 votes

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Increase awareness of employment development for mid-level personnel

Increase awareness of employment development and support networks for mid-level AAPI personnel by develop a mentoring program by pairing senior management with mid-level staff to increase access to senior level staff for mid-level employees.

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3 votes

Office of Personnel Management

Increase AAPI small business access to federal opportunities

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) will work to (1) partner with national AAPI business groups and technical assistance providers to ensure more AAPI small businesses are aware of agency contract and procurement opportunities; and (2) conduct at least 2 regional engagements with local Asian American chambers.

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12 votes

Federal Communications Commission

Evaluate dissemination of data on AAPI communities

Evaluate the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data on AAPI communites in order to assess agency improvements in targeted outreach.

 

Collect data on current AAPIs enrolled in FCC programs. Of collected data, disaggregate into communities to see what services AAPI communities are using most and how to increase that reach to AAPI communities across the country.

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5 votes

Federal Communications Commission

Utilize multilingual employees for translation and interpretation

Determine the method and policies for assessment of multilingual employees and a plan for how and when they can be used and shared within the agency to provide language services.

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3 votes

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Improve the AAPI workforce data collected from employers

Improve the AAPI workforce data collected from employers by modifying the racial categories on the equal employment opportunities surveys (i.e. EEO-3, EEO-4).

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7 votes

Department of Transportation

Estimate transit system ridership of disaggregated AAPI populations

Collect the appropriate transit data and Census data needed to extrapolate the approximate number of distinct AAPI community members that utilize transit systems in U.S. cities; determine the share of total ridership each group constitutes; make this information available to FTA leadership.

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5 votes