Identify existing agency programs that disaggregate data.
Department of Homeland Security
Ensure efficacy of Limited English Proficient (LEP) programs throughout the agency, with reference to AAPI languages by conducting evaluation of existing LEP programs/ resources with community and stakeholder groups and act on areas for improvement or corrective action.
Develop language to promote engaging diverse communities, including AAPIs, in appropriate DHS grant opportunities.
Expand workforce diversity outreach to key AAPI organizations and affinity groups by developing targeted strategies to build more diverse applicant pools, including outreach to AAPI/NHPIs for key DHS-wide professional development programs.
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.
Strengthen relationship and improve communication and coordination with the Native Hawaiian community by developing consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
Review internal and external data disaggregation practices and explore potential for replication of best practices and systems.
Develop plan to support greater AAPI access to programs and services.
DHS will invite WHIAAPI to brief the DHS Public Affairs teams on best practices for communication with AAPI communities.
Expand AAPI-specific immigration outreach resources.
Promote diversity and inclusion of AAPIs in DHS-wide leadership development programs by providing leadership training, career development, and mentoring opportunities to all DHS personnel.
Build relationships between DHS contracting representatives and AAPI communities to increase awareness of agency contract and procurement opportunities.