Organize a community forum where farmers can share best practices and information on benefits of USDA programs.
Department of Agriculture
Increase the number of AAPI languages used in key USDA translated program materials.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
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.
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at all GS grade levels and SES.
Develop and submit to Department of Justice a language access plan that complies with EO 13166.
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 »
Conduct an assessment of the agency's translation capabilities and skills in AAPI languages.
Increase USDA employees' understanding of the AAPI community through Diversity and Inclusion training on AAPI culture.
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.
Disaggregate AAPI data on employment and/or programs by Asian and NHPI subgroups for three mission areas (e.g, Rural Development, Farm Service Agency, and NRCS).