Implement training to educate AAPI employees on leadership, career development, and educational programs.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Rigorously enforce civil rights statutes/laws that require equal access and non-discrimination in federal programs that involve grants, loans, contracts, financial aid and other benefits.
Increase AAPI awareness of health and other resources and accessibility to healthcare, including behavioral health care services.
Work within VA and across other federal agencies to improve the data that is available on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Veterans groups and to facilitate public access to the data by: Activity 1) Utilize and disseminate information available from the U.S. Census Bureau to provide estimates of AAPI Veteran groups. This information will be utilized, as it becomes available, to report more granular estimates ...more »
Increase the diversity of the applicant pool for Senior Executive Service (SES) positions in the VA.
Identify locations of high populations of homeless Veterans and develop measures and tracking system to track status of homeless Veterans by race, ethnicity, and gender.
Develop and implement plans to assist AAPI Veterans with employment services and housing.
Establish a VA Work Group to address issues and concerns related to the WHIAAPI initiative by establishing a VA Work Groups to monitor and assess the implementation of the WHAAPI FY 2014 and FY 2015 Plan.
Increase outreach to AAPI communities to improve AAPI application rates for VA employment. Market and brand the VA as a model employer.
Include diversity and affirmative employment measures as critical elements in executive and management performance plans.
Continue to work with Department of Defense and Veterans groups to address compensation of Filipino Veterans of World War II.
Continue to implement VA Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan. Identify agency materials that reach an AAPI audience and monitor to ensure that materials are culturally and linguistically appropriate.Assess and address need for in-language services across programs.
Develop SEP programmatic training for Special Emphasis Program/EEO and HR Managers either virtually or in conjunction with national affinity conferences. All training should offer information about [email protected], Veterans hiring initiatives and special hiring authorities for People with Disabilities and Veterans.