Modify and ensure consistency on Department website regarding information about MSIs to clarify that AANAPISIs are MSIs. Ensure consistency with OCR and OPE website.
Utilize multilingual employees for in-agency translation and interpretation and during periods of Federally declared disasters by determining 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.
Include diversity and affirmative employment measures as critical elements in executive and management performance plans.
Enhance strategies for broadcasting funding notices to the AAPI community, in particular Small and Disadvantaged Businesses (SDBs).
Build relationships between DHS contracting representatives and AAPI communities to increase awareness of agency contract and procurement opportunities.
Connect philanthropic foundations with OPE to develop their understanding of MSIs, including AANAPISIs.
Collaborate with AANHPI organizations on outreach and education on the Affordable Care Act by providing technical assistance (TA) and conduct trainings for the AANHPI community-based organizations and health care professionals to enhance outreach and education on the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Ensure that discussion on DOT transit projects and their impact on AAPI enclaves are included in the mandatory Scorecard meeting with Operating Administrators by utilizing the GIS maps referenced above to determine whether any pending transit projects are located in communities with prominent or emerging AAPI populations; include discussion of these specific projects and communities in Scorecard meetings.
Add a variable for seven Asian subgroups (Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese and Other Asian) to the American Time Use Survey public use files. The variable will appear on some ATUS records in the 2013 files and will be fully phased in for the 2014 files.
Increase outreach efforts to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to promote entry, mid-career, and SES employment opportunities.
Assess capability to disaggregate data into Asian and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander subgroups.
Strengthen relationship and improve communication and coordination with the Native Hawaiian community by developing a consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
Explore the possibility of developing a housing study specific to NHPIs in the top 10 metropolitan areas where NHPIs reside.
Increase participation rate of AANAPISI and other AAPI students in EPA student programs by
assessomg AANAPISI and other AAPI student participation in current EPA student programs and activities.
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).