Partner with community-based organizations that serve or target AAPI populations, offering smaller sized grants or loans as appropriate to attract a more diverse and larger number of partners and AAPI beneficiaries.
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at all GS grade levels and SES.
Organize a community forum where farmers can share best practices and information on benefits of USDA programs.
Conduct an assessment of the agency's translation capabilities and skills in AAPI languages.
Improve training and development opportunities for AAPI employees as determined by attainment of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).
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 »
Conduct barrier analysis to hiring and recruitment at each grade level in each of the USDA mission areas and agencies/offices, and implement a focused strategy for those USDA agencies/offices with below CLF figures.
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).
Conduct an assessment of complaint data on language and also the language line pilot program.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
Increase USDA employees' understanding of the AAPI community through Diversity and Inclusion training on AAPI culture.
Conduct pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.