Establish a workgroup to create an action plan to notify AAPIs on options for SSA service.
Social Security Administration
The Agency Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization will work together 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 two regional engagements with local Asian American organizations.
Identify existing AAPI data on Social Security Administration (SSA) programs/services by AAPI ethnic sub-populations.
Enforce anti-discrimination and equal opportunity laws.
In coordination with the LEP Oversight Workgroup, enhance online and smartphone access through national and regional communication access options. In addition, continue to collect community feedback and engage with LEP advocates.
In coordination with the LEP Oversight Workgroup evaluate SSA's current database and system for utilizing bilingual employees for effectiveness and efficiency.
Provide interpreters for AAPI individuals with limited English proficiency.
Promote the mySocial Security account to the AAPI community and encourage AAPIs to sign up.
Identify opportunities to increase AAPI workplace diversity that do not rely upon additional recruitment activities.
Coordinating with the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Oversight Workgroup to promote the agency's Telephone Interpreter Services
Continue to offer career development training and resources to employees, including AAPIs
Participate in national/regional job fairs designed to recruit AAPI candidates at all levels.