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.”
Department of Labor
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.
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).
Develop partnerships with AAPI serving entities to increase AAPI access to DOL grants and programs.
Develop recruitment partnerships with AANAPISI-designated colleges and universities.
Develop in-language materials, or replicate existing language access models (e.g. programs within WHD) to better serve these identified communities.
Assess numbers of AAPIs in managerial positions at OSHA and strengthen plan to increase pipeline to upper-level and SES positions.
Strengthen plan to increase number of AAPIs in SES, or through partnership with Asian American Government Executive Network's (AAGEN) SES Development program.
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.
Conduct outreach to AAPI community to increase awareness of Women's Bureau programs.
Develop strategies to supplement agency efforts in getting new publications/materials to AAPI communities in multiple languages.
Provide sub-agencies with quarterly reports reflecting the onboard and separation data of AAPI employees to be utilized in creating retention strategies, as well as to understand reasons why AAPIs leave the Department.
Identify existing agency programs that disaggregate data (e.g. BLS) and investigate the potential for replication for programs that do not.