Increase USDA employees' understanding of the AAPI community through Diversity and Inclusion training on AAPI culture.
Department of Agriculture
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
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.
Conduct an assessment of the agency's translation capabilities and skills in AAPI languages.
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.
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.
Organize a community forum where farmers can share best practices and information on benefits of USDA programs.
Map where AAPI farms and ranches are located; collect information about their characteristics; and analyze changes over time, including impact on USDA program participation.
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at all GS grade levels and SES.
Conduct pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.
Improve training and development opportunities for AAPI employees as determined by attainment of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).