Develop plan to support greater AAPI access to programs and services.
Department of Homeland Security
Reduce cultural and language barriers that hinder AAPI and other communities from accessing services and programs during disaster response and post-disaster recovery.
Strengthen relationship and improve communication and coordination with the Native Hawaiian community by developing consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enhance student and recent graduate employment programs and expand strategic relationships with key institutions of higher education by partnering with the DHS Office of Academic Engagement to explore strategic relationships with institutions of higher education with significant AAPI/NHPI student enrollment or with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Association of Colleges and Universities (APIACU).
Promote diversity and inclusion of AAPIs in DHS-wide leadership development programs by aligning diversity and inclusion strategies to advance workforce diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity in all levels of federal employment.
Review internal and external data disaggregation practices and explore potential for replication of best practices and systems.