Expand AAPI Federal employment opportunities through increased recruitment, retention, and promotion efforts by expanding relationships with affinity groups and mentoring programs to support the career development and paths to senior leadership for AAPI employees.
Continue to provide consultation and enforcement support to the Hawaii OSHA State Plan per the agreement (renewed September 2013) with the Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR).
Continue education, sharing information, to build awareness and work towards reducing the hazardous impacts to AAPI nail salon owners, workers, and customers of chemical exposure to nail salon products. Activity 1) Maintain multi-stakeholder Nail Salon Project partnership in order to improve outreach efforts and overcome cultural and language barriers. Activity 2) Manage a FY 2013 EJ Small Grant to Asian Health Services ...more »
Strengthen relationship and improve communication and coordination with the Native Hawaiian community by developing consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
Utilize multilingual employees for translation and interpretation purposes and during periods of Federally declared disasters by determining the method and policies for assessment of multilingual employees and a planning for how and when they can be used and shared within the agency to provide language services.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
Improve communication and coordinator with Native Hawaiian communities by developing a policy regarding coordination with the Native Hawaiian community
Develop a sustainable strategy to connect private foundations and private entities to AAPI communities in targeted cities with large AAPI populations: 1) Greater Washington DC; 2) New York/New Jersey; 3) San Francisco Bay area; 4) Long Beach/Los Angeles; and 5) Minneapolis/St. Paul [depending on HUD progress, suggest expansion to other gateway communities - Houston, TX/Atlanta, GA/New Orleans, LA in FY 2014 and FY 2015]. ...more »
Improve water quality for insular areas.
Create AAPI community/non-profit outreach materials, available in AAPI languages which can be posted on the HUD website and disseminated through WHIAAPI Initiative and the AAPI liaison at the White House Office of Public Engagement. Will promote availability of the outreach materials to the HUD staff at HQ and field offices so they can help disseminate locally.
Develop protocols within offices conducting external communications to translate (or develop other media - video, webinars, radio announcements - for) public service announcements, press releases, and other information into relevant languages; develop a list of AAPI ethnic media outlets for distribution, and develop plans for community feedback and engagement.
In coordination with the LEP Oversight Workgroup evaluate SSA's current database and system for utilizing bilingual employees for effectiveness and efficiency.