The Agency Chief Acquisition Officer(CAO), Senior Procurement Executives (SPEs), Small Business Directors; and/or Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) 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 2 regional engagements ...more »
Department of Agriculture
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
Conduct pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.
Establish partnership with AANAPISIs to build a career pipeline and develop data and research projects that generate important data and information on AAPIs.
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at all GS grade levels and SES.
Develop consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
Increase USDA employees' understanding of the AAPI community through Diversity and Inclusion training on AAPI culture.
Disaggregate AAPI data on employment and/or programs by Asian and NHPI subgroups for three mission areas (e.g, Rural Development, Farm Service Agency, and NRCS).
Increase the number of AAPI languages used in key USDA translated program materials.
Develop and include measures to achieve a diverse and inclusive workforce of AAPIs at all grade levels as critical elements in executive and management performance plans.
Improve training and development opportunities for AAPI employees as determined by attainment of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).
Conduct an assessment of complaint data on language and also the language line pilot program.