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  • 14 Apr 2016 18:53 | Anonymous

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) announces the 2016 FAPAC Military Meritorious Service Awards winners in recognition of individuals who have made significant contribution to the advancement of U. S. military missions and the promotion of equal opportunity in the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) communities.

    U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Patrick M. Ganacias

    U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Alan F. Lee

    U.S. Army National Guard Major Karmin Ng

    U.S. Air National Guard Brigadier General William R. Burks

    U.S. Navy Chaplain Manuel (Don) A. Biadog, Jr.

    U.S. Navy Lieutenant James J. Yoon

    U.S. Marine Corps Captain Yuwynn E. Ho

    U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Raphael J. Sadowitz

    U.S. Air Force Captain Carl R. Chen

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Kathleen V. Easton

    Defense Intelligence Agency Chief Warrant Officer Vanderla L. Akaka

    Congratulations to all the winners. The awards will be presented at the 31st National Leadership Training Program to be held from May 9-13, 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton at the Entrance of Universal Studio Orlando, Florida.


  • 14 Apr 2016 17:15 | Anonymous

    WASHINGTON DC – The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), the premier organization representing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments, congratulates recipients of the 2016 FAPAC Civilian Awards. 

    Outstanding Individual Leadership 

    Peter Sung Ohr (SES)  - National Labor Relations Board
    Chris L. Hoh (GS 13-15)  - Defense Intelligence Agency 

    Excellence in Individual Achievement 

    Carmen Villar (SES) - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Christy Kwon (GS 13-15) - National Labor Relations Board
    Mark A. Cordisco (GS 1-12) - 437 Aerial Port Squadron, U.S. Air Force

    Diversity Excellence
    Kevin Shea (SES) - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA
    Zhuo (Adam) Chen (GS 13-15) - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
    Annette Delos-Santos (GS 1-12) - Forest Service, USDA

    Congratulations to all the winners. The awards will be presented at the 31st National Leadership Training Program to be held from May 9-13, 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton at the Entrance of Universal Studio Orlando, Florida. 

  • 12 Feb 2016 09:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) will hold its 31st Annual National Leadership Training Program (NLTP) from May 9-13, 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton at the Entrance of Universal Studio Orlando, Florida to coincide with the observance of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The FAPAC NLTP is a great opportunity for federal employees to obtain leadership training as well as gain useful information in regarding the current policies directly affecting the federal employees. Each year the NLTP draws a large number of attendees and has been a great platform for networking and exchanging information. It will also offer free seminars and programs specifically designed to help veterans obtain benefits and discover other opportunities available to them, as well as to help students gain valuable opportunities to visit agencies exhibitor booths and discover federal career opportunities. FAPAC has been partnering with DoD and other federal agencies to recognize our military and civilian employees each year. Visit the 2016 NLTP page for program details. Online Registration is open now.

    For Inquiry, Please contact the Conference Chairs 

    M. Farook Sait at conference@fapac.org Tel: 202-276-5529
    Dr. Kin Wong at conference@fapac.org  Tel: 301-538-6089

  • 11 Feb 2016 10:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    (Washington DC) - FAPAC is proud to be a sponsor along with other Asian American organization for the first celebration of the Lunar New Year on Capitol Hill on February 10, 2016. On a cold bright Wednesday night hundreds of AAPI, including more than 22 FAPAC members, attended the festive event and enjoyed some productive networking in welcoming the Year of the Monkey. We look forward to a year of changes but the wits of the monkey will carry us through it all. Several member of Congress and CAPAC were present to offer greetings - Grace Meng, Ted Lieu, Mark Takai, Mike Honda and Ami Bera and others. CAPAC Chair Judy Chu managed to show up at the end to meet the die hard supporters for a group photo. Dr. Kin Wong, Immediate Past President and Board Member, conveyed the FAPAC greetings to the attendees on behalf of President Grace Spence. Vice President Peter Nguyen also attended for part of the event. See the photo section for some moments.

  • 23 Jan 2016 17:44 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FAPAC held its Annual Holiday Event on January 16 at the Fortune Restaurant in Falls Church, VA with more than a hundred members, guests and children. Two new chapters (NIH Chapter and the US Coast Guard Chapter) were inaugurated. President Grace Spence also used the occasion to recognized former President Dr. Kin Wong on his retirement and continued service to FAPAC. Participants, both mentors and menses of the CDHP Mentoring Program, under the leadership of Aurel Franklin and Selina Lee were recognized also. Under Secretary Ed Avalos from USDA spoke of the importance of FAPAC program and continuous support from key agencies under Secretary Vilsack. Then the Ladies in Red led off into an evening of dancing to the music of the band Manila Bay after a multiple course dinner. See the photo section for some beautiful memories.

  • 05 Dec 2015 23:44 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Washington DC - On Dec 2 FAPAC held its Congressional Seminar at the Gold Room in the Rayburn House Office Building with the support of the CAPAC (Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus) and United Solutions. Congresswoman Judy Chu, Chair CAPAC, delivered the keynote at the opening. Rep. Grace Meng, Ted Lieu and Aumua Amato and Commissioner Karen Nagasaki from US Civl Rights Commission presented remarks following Judy. Other speakers include Diana Yu, Chief of Staff at the White House Initiatives AAPI and Jane Lee, Deputy COO at OPM, and others. The event was attended by more than 70 employees and executives from various agencies throughout the federal government and serves as a critical training module for FAPAC to enhance the awareness of the importance to work with Congress and be proactive with issues of interest to the AAPI community.

  • 23 Nov 2015 10:37 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FAPAC and Washington Adventist University jointly sponsored the Federal Employment Career Fair at the WAU campus in Takoma Park, Maryland on 11/19/2015.   30 some federal agencies set up the booth at the event and over 300 students and job seekers attended the events.

    1. OPM - Office of Personnel Management
    2. EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
    3. USDA/NRCS - Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service
    4. USDA/ARC - Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service
    5. USDA/FS - Department of Agriculture/Forest Service
    6. USDA/FSA – Department of Agriculture/Farm Service Agency
    7. NRC - Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    8. Smithsonian Institution
    9. Peace Corp
    10. NGB/ANG - National Guard Bureau /Army National Guard
    11. VA - Department of Veterans Affairs
    12. HHS - Department of Human and Health Services
    13. HHS/CMS - Department of Human and Health Services /Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    14. CIA - Central Intelligence Agency
    15. DOT/FHA - Dept. of Transportation/Federal Highway Safety Administration
    16. DNI - Intelligent Community
    17. DOJ/FBI/WFO – Department of Justice/Federal Bureau of Investigation/Washington Field Office
    18. DOJ/DEA/WDO – Department of Justice/Drug Enforcement Administration/Washington DC Division Office
    19. DOJ/ATF – Department of Justice/ Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
    20. DHS/TSA – Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration
    21. DHS/FEMA - Department of Homeland Security /Federal Emergency Management Agency
    22. DHS/FLETC - Department of Homeland Security /Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) 
    23. DHS/CBP - Department of Homeland Security/Customs and Border Protection
    24. DHS/USSS - Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Secret Service
    25. DHS/USCIS - Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    26. DOI – Department of Interior
    27. DLA – Defense Logistics Agency
    28. FAA - Federal Aviation Administration
    29. EPA - Environmental Protection Agency   

     

  • 13 Nov 2015 02:43 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    THEME FOR 2016 ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS HERITAGE MONTH

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) announced the Theme for the observance of 2016 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  The theme is “Walk Together, Embrace Differences, Build Legacies

    FAPAC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing the interests of over 163,000 APA employees in the federal government and the District of Columbia.  FAPAC is established in 1985 and has been the vital force for the AAPIs in the Federal Government including Military and District of Columbia governments. FAPAC is committed to its mission of serving as a conduit through which the interests, issues and representation of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the Federal, State, County, City and District of Columbia governments are addressed and Promoting partnerships with the public and private sectors in the community it serves. 

  • 30 May 2015 01:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Commandant, Admiral Paul Zukunft, delivered the keynote address at the 2015 Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Training Program, where he reiterated the importance of FAPAC to the Coast Guard’s future as an adaptable, specialized and diverse workforce in a complex operating environment.    

    Admiral Zukunft, along with FAPAC President Ms. Grace Spence, presented Lieutenant Commander Dominique Samonte with a special achievement award before enjoying cultural presentation featuring different Asian cultures.

    In addition to the Commandant’s participation at FAPAC opening ceremonies, Lieutenant Daniel Han and Lieutenant Junior Grade Luke D’Lima were recognized as 2015 FAPAC Military Meritorious Service Award recipients!  

  • 29 May 2015 02:02 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Left to right: Grace Spence, President of FAPAC; Teresa Hollingsworth, Chief, Outreach and Policy, ODNI; Deborah Kircher, Assistant Director of ODNI, Doris Johnson, ODNI
     
    On May 1st, 2015, Intelligent Community (IC) held its Spring IC Heritage Community Liaison Council meeting in Downtown Washington DC. Over 20 organizations attended the meeting. ODNI CHCO staff informed Council members about the IC Applicant Gateway which will provide a portal for IC career information in a new website (IntelligenceCareers.gov) and, ultimately, a mechanism to apply to a number of IC agencies through one central location.  The new website will be operational as of October 2015 and will include career information for DIA, NGA, NSA and ODNI.   The actual capability to apply for vacancies at those agencies through the IntelligencCareers.gov will be available in the fall of 2016. FAPAC is committed to collaborate with IC in increasing the diversity workforce.  
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