Identify sub-agencies whose recruitment of AAPIs is below the 9th Grade Labor Workforce Distribution and provide them with quarterly analysis of their recruitment pools to utilize in discussions of targeted AAPI outreach.
Department of Labor
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.
Evaluate trends and patterns of compliance and enforcement activity for AAPI population and subpopulations.
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.
Evaluate sub-agencies and geographic areas served to identify communities that require direct access to agency resources.
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.
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.
OSHA to continue to include nail, beauty salon health & safety work for Susan Harwood follow-on and/or targeted topic grants.
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.
Identify existing agency programs that disaggregate data (e.g. BLS) and investigate the potential for replication for programs that do not.
Develop partnerships with AAPI serving entities to increase AAPI access to DOL grants and programs.
Develop in-language materials, or replicate existing language access models (e.g. programs within WHD) to better serve these identified communities.
Complete translations of key Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publications providing an overview of the laws administered by the agency and the agency's services in Korean, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese, and Nepali.