Develop plan to support greater AAPI access to programs and services.
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.
Strengthen relationship and improve communication and coordination with the Native Hawaiian community by developing consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
Develop a targeted recruitment strategy to promote public service, eliminate barriers to employment, and ensure outreach to diverse communities, including the AAPI community by developing targeted strategies to increase outreach to AAPI/NHPIs, particularly for executive positions and mission critical occupations.
Review internal and external data disaggregation practices and explore potential for replication of best practices and systems.
Identify existing agency programs that disaggregate data.
DHS will invite WHIAAPI to brief the DHS Public Affairs teams on best practices for communication with AAPI communities.
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.
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.
Expand AAPI-specific immigration outreach resources.
Reduce cultural and language barriers that hinder AAPI and other communities from accessing services and programs during disaster response and post-disaster recovery.
Develop strategic engagement with philanthropic and private sector stakeholders in order to facilitate alignment or partnerships for the AAPI community by holding national or regional-level meetings between the private sector (such as philanthropy) and DHS leadership to discuss potential partnerships that positively impact the AAPI communities.