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