Determine the method and policies for assessment of multilingual employees and a plan for how and when they can be used and shared within the agency to provide language services.
Department of Labor
Develop partnerships with AAPI serving entities to increase AAPI access to DOL grants and programs.
Continue to provide consultation and enforcement support to the Hawaii OSHA State Plan per the agreement (renewed September 2013) with the Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR).
Continue to organize regional and local AAPI health/safety conferences and workshops in high-AAPI worker population regions.
Update new web pages on nail and hair salon hazards.
Add a variable for seven Asian subgroups (Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese and Other Asian) to the American Time Use Survey public use files. The variable will appear on some ATUS records in the 2013 files and will be fully phased in for the 2014 files.
Develop outreach and technical assistance plans to allow greater access for AAPI-serving organizations to DOL WB programs and office services.
Conduct outreach to AAPI community to increase awareness of Women's Bureau programs.
Examine current data from OSHA Alliance Program, Partnerships, and other cooperative programs to determine which are already reaching AAPIs.
Ensure that language resources are appropriately distributed based on demonstrated language needs in an area/district/region.
Ensure that translated materials are offered through the agency's publication catalogue, website and through worker rights organizations.
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at the GS 11-13 levels.
Add a labor force estimates for seven Asian subgroups (Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Other Asian) to the BLS annual report, “Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity.”
Organize a forum to better understand the employment needs of AAPI job seekers and workers.
Research/study the specific barriers that are the most challenging for AAPI to obtain sustainable employment.