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 »
Identify existing agency programs that disaggregate data.
Develop protocols within offices of public affairs or external communications to translate (or develop other media - video, webinars, radio announcements - for) public service announcements, press releases, and other information into Asian American and Pacific Islander languages, develop a list of Asian American and Pacific Islander ethnic media outlets for distribution, and develop plans for community feedback and engagement. ...more »
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.
Continue to offer career development training and resources to employees, including AAPIs
Identify AAPI SES mentors and potential SES candidates for AAGEN SES program, internal SES Candidate Development Programs (CDP), or other SES CDPs.
Conduct baseline assessment of applications for grants and awarding of funds to AAPI-serving organizations and communities.
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at all GS grade levels and SES.
The Agency Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO), Senior Procurement Executives (SPEs), Small Business Directors; and/or Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) will work together to: 1) partner with national AAPI business groups and technical assistance providers to ensure more AAPI small businesses are aware of agency contract and procurement opportunities; and 2) conduct at least 2 regional engagements ...more »
Increase awareness of employment development and support networks for mid-level AAPI personnel by develop a mentoring program by pairing senior management with mid-level staff to increase access to senior level staff for mid-level employees.
Evaluate sub-agencies and geographic areas served to identify communities that require direct access to agency resources.
Enhance national outreach efforts to AAPI communities.
Coordinate an AAPI roundtable with the leadership of AAPI national/regional organizations.