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
Increase the number of AAPI languages used in key USDA translated program materials.
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.
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.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
Map where AAPI farms and ranches are located; collect information about their characteristics; and analyze changes over time, including impact on USDA program participation.