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 »
Department of Agriculture
Improve training and development opportunities for AAPI employees as determined by attainment of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).
Conduct an assessment of complaint data on language and also the language line pilot program.
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at all GS grade levels and SES.
Develop consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
Increase the number of AAPI languages used in key USDA translated program materials.
Develop and submit to Department of Justice a language access plan that complies with EO 13166.
Increase USDA employees' understanding of the AAPI community through Diversity and Inclusion training on AAPI culture.
Review internal and external data disaggregation practices and explore potential for replication of best practices and systems.
Conduct barrier analysis to hiring and recruitment at each grade level in each of the USDA mission areas and agencies/offices, and implement a focused strategy for those USDA agencies/offices with below CLF figures.
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.
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.