Department of Veterans Affairs

Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Establish a VA Work Group to address issues in AAPI community

Establish a VA Work Group to address issues and concerns related to the WHIAAPI initiative by establishing a VA Work Groups to monitor and assess the implementation of the WHAAPI FY 2014 and FY 2015 Plan.

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Foster the advancement of AAPIs in VA through outreach

Increase outreach to AAPI communities to improve AAPI application rates for VA employment. Market and brand the VA as a model employer.

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Increase access to VA resources to AAPIs

Increase access to VA resources such as small and disadvantaged business development counseling and small business loans to ensure AAPIs have needed information on available VA resources by conducting community outreach to underserved AAPI populations in support of VA Small Business procurement goals.

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Increase access to information on VA grants

Increase access to information on VA Grants, to include grant programs for research and development, Cemetery Grants, homeless Veterans, Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant and the Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant. Conduct community outreach to underserved AAPI populations in support of VA grant programs; ensure social inclusion language.

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Foster the advancement of AAPIs in VA through training

Develop SEP programmatic training for Special Emphasis Program/EEO and HR Managers either virtually or in conjunction with national affinity conferences. All training should offer information about [email protected], Veterans hiring initiatives and special hiring authorities for People with Disabilities and Veterans.

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Foster the advancement of AAPIs in VA through educational partners

Continue partnering with AANAPISIs and other AAPI organizations to increase awareness and participation in VA internship, fellow, and work-study programs.

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Improve Federal civil rights protections for the AAPI community

Rigorously enforce civil rights statutes/laws that require equal access and non-discrimination in federal programs that involve grants, loans, contracts, financial aid and other benefits.

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Increase access to programs through cultural and linguistic services

Continue to implement VA Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan. Identify agency materials that reach an AAPI audience and monitor to ensure that materials are culturally and linguistically appropriate.Assess and address need for in-language services across programs.

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Improve data that is available on AAPI Veterans groups

Work within VA and across other federal agencies to improve the data that is available on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Veterans groups and to facilitate public access to the data by: Activity 1) Utilize and disseminate information available from the U.S. Census Bureau to provide estimates of AAPI Veteran groups. This information will be utilized, as it becomes available, to report more granular estimates ...more »

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