Increase USDA employees' understanding of the AAPI community through Diversity and Inclusion training on AAPI culture.
Department of Agriculture
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.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at all GS grade levels and SES.
Develop consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
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).
Map where AAPI farms and ranches are located; collect information about their characteristics; and analyze changes over time, including impact on USDA program participation.
Increase the number of AAPI languages used in key USDA translated program materials.
Develop and submit to Department of Justice a language access plan that complies with EO 13166.
Improve training and development opportunities for AAPI employees as determined by attainment of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).
Conduct pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.
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 »