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.
Department of Agriculture
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.
Improve training and development opportunities for AAPI employees as determined by attainment of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).
Organize a community forum where farmers can share best practices and information on benefits of USDA programs.
Establish partnership with AANAPISIs to build a career pipeline and develop data and research projects that generate important data and information on AAPIs.
Develop consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
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).
Conduct baseline assessment of applications for grants and awarding of funds to AAPI-serving organizations and communities (i.e. Hmong Farmers) within each USDA mission area and agency.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
Develop and submit to Department of Justice a language access plan that complies with EO 13166.
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at all GS grade levels and SES.
Conduct an assessment of complaint data on language and also the language line pilot program.