Increase USDA employees' understanding of the AAPI community through Diversity and Inclusion training on AAPI culture.
Department of Agriculture
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
Establish partnership with AANAPISIs to build a career pipeline and develop data and research projects that generate important data and information on AAPIs.
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.
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at all GS grade levels and SES.
Review internal and external data disaggregation practices and explore potential for replication of best practices and systems.
Develop and submit to Department of Justice a language access plan that complies with EO 13166.
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.
Map where AAPI farms and ranches are located; collect information about their characteristics; and analyze changes over time, including impact on USDA program participation.
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.