Develop consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
Cooperate with the Department of Education to ensure that service members and veterans are aware of Department of Education benefits available to them by continuing to collaborate with the Departments of Education (ED) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to promote awareness of ED benefits available to Service members and veterans.
Utilize multilingual employees for translation and interpretation purposes and during periods of Federally declared disasters by determining the method and policies for assessment of multilingual employees and a planning for how and when they can be used and shared within the agency to provide language services.
Review the new performance plans that include diversity and inclusion with management to ensure understanding of the new plans and the focus on diversity and inclusion.
Explore the possibility of lifting the loan limit cap to align the FHA 247 loan limits with the national standard and other FHA loans.
Identify methods to enhance current data collection methods. Work with Federal partners and appropriate community organizations.
Conduct outreach to promote and make available National Language Service Corps (NLSC) foreign language capabilities to other Federal agencies on a reimbursable basis by building a pool of personnel with a diverse cross-section of AAPI languages to be able to respond to critical and varied Federal agency needs.
Expand workforce diversity outreach to key AAPI organizations and affinity groups by developing targeted strategies to build more diverse applicant pools, including outreach to AAPI/NHPIs for key DHS-wide professional development programs.
Develop national partnership program that includes local Chamber of Commerce offices, small business organizations and advocates around the country.
Promote diversity and inclusion of AAPIs in DHS-wide leadership development programs by aligning diversity and inclusion strategies to advance workforce diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity in all levels of federal employment.
Activity 1) Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at the GS 11-13 levels.
Activity 2) Continue to offer career development training and resources to full effect.
Activity 3) Partner with AAPI organizations such as AAGEN's SES Development Program to increase AAPI applicants to SES.
Activity 4) Survey existing barriers and development plans to address structural issues.
Improve access and increase technical assistance and outreach to Treasury programs to better serve AAPI populations by developing outreach and technical assistance plans to allow greater access to CDFI Fund programs and financial education and access opportunities.
Review internal and external data disaggregation practices and explore potential for replication of best practices and systems.
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.
Encourage leadership commitment to promote and sustain DoD's AAPI diversity effort by reinforcing strategic direction to make leadership aligned with, committed to, and accountable for diversity and inclusion efforts targeting AAPI communities.