Increase the number of AAPI languages used in key USDA translated program materials.
Department of Agriculture
Develop and submit to Department of Justice a language access plan that complies with EO 13166.
Map where AAPI farms and ranches are located; collect information about their characteristics; and analyze changes over time, including impact on USDA program participation.
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.
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at all GS grade levels and SES.
Increase USDA employees' understanding of the AAPI community through Diversity and Inclusion training on AAPI culture.
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.
Review internal and external data disaggregation practices and explore potential for replication of best practices and systems.
Conduct pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.
Conduct baseline assessment of applications for grants and awarding of funds to AAPI-serving organizations and communities (i.e. Hmong Farmers) within each USDA mission area and agency.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
Organize a community forum where farmers can share best practices and information on benefits of USDA programs.