Standing Committees

All standing committees shall act exclusively, on the basis of the specific authority designated to them by FAPAC membership. The Chairperson of all standing committees shall be appointed and/or reappointed by FAPAC president. The President, in consultation with and/or recommendations from the chairperson of the standing committee, may also appoint a Co-Chair for any Committee as necessary. The term of all standing committees' chairperson and co-chair shall be for one year.

The standing committees provide organizational assistance and contribute towards achieving FAPAC’s established purpose and objectives. Each committee shall serve a specific function in contributing towards such purpose and objectives. The standing committee chairpersons shall coordinate committee functions, notify FAPAC’s Vice President of Operations and the President in advance of scheduled committee meetings, and appoint members of their respective committees.

All Standing Committee descriptions are from Article IV of the FAPAC Constitution and Bylaws

All Ad-hoc temporary Committee descriptions are from the President's Appointment Letters to each Committee Chair.

Program Committee

The Program Committee shall:

  1. Consist of a Program Committee Chairperson appointed by the FAPAC President, and other appointees selected by the Committee Chairperson from the general membership
  2. Develop and submit an annual calendar of events for approval by the National Board of Director (NBOD), and then post on the FAPAC Website;
  3. Be responsible for identifying future issues and projects that will have an impact upon FAPAC, and;
  4. Be responsible for researching, and proposing to the NBOD a plan of action for, each identified issues, and projects.

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Public Relations Committee

The Public Relations Committee shall:

  1. Consist of a Public Relation Committee Chairperson appointed by the FAPAC President and other appointees selected by the Committee Chairperson from the general membership
  2. Publicize all special programs, projects, and major events sponsored by FAPAC
  3. Provide central control for the news media, and;
  4. Coordinate outreach programs

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Nomination and Election Committee

The Nominations and Election Committee shall:

  1. Consist of Committee Chairperson appointed by the FAPAC President, the immediate past President, and other appointees selected by the Committee Chairperson from the general membership
  2. Receive nominations for office from any member of FAPAC, and obtain nominees’ approval in advance of the election;
  3. Prepare a slate of candidates;
  4. Provide a written list of eligible voters to all active members upon receiving the list from the Membership Committee Chairperson in July;
  5. Distribute the slate of candidates to all members at the July; and
  6. Conduct the election, tally votes, and announce the results of the election at the August meeting.

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Affirmative Employment Committee

The Affirmative Employment Committee shall:

  1. Consist of Committee Chairperson appointed by the FAPAC President, and other appointees selected by the Committee chairperson from the general membership;
  2. Maintain a candidate referral system;
  3. Coordinate demographic analyses of participation rates of AAPI employees in the workforces of the Federal and DC governments;
  4. Facilitate the implementation of Executive Orders regarding the employment of AAPI in the Federal and DC governments;
  5. Provide updates to lists of AAPI community groups and Asian Serving Institutions of higher education;
  6. Participate in partnership agreements developed between FAPAC and the Federal agencies and DC governments;
  7. Facilitate training on Federal employment issues relevant to AAPI employees; including the processing of Equal Employment Opportunity complaints; and
  8. Otherwise act to further interagency employment opportunities for AAPI.

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Membership Committee

The Membership Committee shall:

  1. Consist of Committee Chairperson appointed by the FAPAC President and other appointees selected by the Committee Chairperson from the general membership; 
  2. Work in close association with the Chapter Committee;
  3. Develop and carry out a program to promote membership in FAPAC;
  4. Establish and maintain a membership database (or directory) and make it available to membership only after approval from the NBOD; and
  5. Maintain the membership list including Chapters to support FAPAC Activities.

Committee Chair

Chapter Committee

The Chapter Committee shall:

  1. Consist of a Committee Chairperson appointed by the FAPAC President and other appointees selected by the Committee Chairperson from the general membership;
  2. Develop its agenda and present to the NBOD every year, in the beginning of the term;
  3. Perform its duties to implement its agenda by contacting Chapter’s members encouraging and assisting in the formation of chapters, providing necessary guidance and information as well as monitoring their activities;
  4. Make recommendations necessary for the amendments of the FAPAC Chapter Guidelines; and get approval from the NBOD;
  5. Recognize new Chapters in accordance with the Chapter Guidelines and upon recommendation from the Chapter Committee Chairperson with concurrence from the Vice President of Operations and approval from the President. A certification shall be presented to the newly chartered Chapter by the Chapter Committee Chairperson; and
  6. Work in close association with the Membership Committee

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Conference Committee

The Conference Committee shall:

  1. Consist of a Chairperson appointed by the FAPAC President and other appointees selected by the chairperson from the general membership; and
  2. Plan and implement all events and activities related to the annual National Leadership Training Program under the general guidance of the NBOD

Committee Chair

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

The Constitution and Bylaws committee shall:

  1. Consists of Committee Chairperson appointed by the FAPAC President and other appointees selected by the Committee Chairperson from the general membership;
  2. Review and propose amendments to the NBOD as needed; and
  3. Interpret the Constitution and Bylaws and process the implemented changes

Committee Chair

Ethics Committee

The Ethics committee shall:

  1. Consists of Committee Chairperson appointed by the FAPAC President and other appointees selected by the Committee Chairperson from the general membership;
  2. Investigate and resolve all complaints which allege misfeasance, nonfeasance, and malfeasance in the performance of their duties by any Member, Officer, Auditor, Committee Chair and Member or any member in a position of responsibility in the performance of their duties, with respect to ethical and fiduciary duties;
  3. Work in close association with the Constitution and Bylaws Committee in developing procedural guidelines for handling ethical complaints. At a minimum due notice and an opportunity for a response must be provided to any member charged with an ethical violation or a violation of the ethical principles embodied in the Constitution and Bylaws;
  4. Develop guidelines, in coordination with the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, for any member responsible for administering or disbursing FAPAC funds; and
  5. Base its decisions and recommendations on applicable Constitution and Bylaws principles and provisions, established Office of Government Ethics guidelines and Roberts Rules of Order.

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Ad Hoc Committees

Ad-hoc committees, as required to promote and advance the purpose and objectives of FAPAC, may be created and appointed by either the FAPAC President.

From Article IV, Section 14 of the Constitutions and Bylaws

Awards Committee

The Awards Ad Hoc Committee shall:

  1. Work with the Conference Chair to solicit nominees
  2. Develop criteria for the evaluation and selection of the nominees
  3. Shall plan and implement all events and activities related to the selection of the civilian and military awardees and the scholarship recipient under the general guidance of the National Board of Directors (NBOD)
  4. Plan and recommend to the President special recognition service during the banquet award
  5. Shall execute other duties as assigned by the FAPAC Leadership.

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Newsletter Committee


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Community Outreach Committee


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Strategic and Long Term Planning Committee


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Special Events Program Committee


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