Conduct pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.
Department of Agriculture
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.
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.
Conduct an assessment of complaint data on language and also the language line pilot program.
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).
Develop and submit to Department of Justice a language access plan that complies with EO 13166.
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.
Review internal and external data disaggregation practices and explore potential for replication of best practices and systems.
Organize a community forum where farmers can share best practices and information on benefits of USDA programs.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
Improve training and development opportunities for AAPI employees as determined by attainment of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).