Press Releases

  • 27 Jun 2013 08:43 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    FAPAC is proud to announce once again its annual potluck BBQ picnic on July 13, 2013 so save the date because you don't want to miss this chance to find out what FAPAC is about or to meet other members. This years picnic will be held at Wheaton Regional Park, Shelter D. Come out for free BBQ, ethnic foods, and fun in the sun. Don't be shy to bring your favorite dish to share with others!
    (Click here for more information on the FAPAC annual potluck BBQ picnic)
  • 27 Jun 2013 08:42 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The FAPAC Challenge Teams is an innovative new project-oriented, experiential training-based program targeted at developing skills for emerging federal employee leaders while working to solve the dilemmas facing the federal government when addressing the needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) federal employees and communities.
    (Click here for more information)
  • 01 Jun 2013 15:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The FAPAC Congressional Seminar has been scheduled for June 13, 2013 in the Gold Room, Rayburn House Building, Washington DC. The Seminar will focus on public service and working with the government and will feature talks from Sam Mok (former CFO, Department of Labor), Audrey Buehring (Deputy Director, White House Initiative on AAPI) and members of the Congress including Honorable Judy Chu, Honorable Tammy Duckworth, Honorable Mike Honda and more.
    (Register now for the event)
    Agenda (Updated: June 12)

    7:30 am

    Doors Open/Security Check Point Pre-Registration (8:00 AM) and Photo ID required

    8:00 am

    Light Breakfast Provided

    9:00 am

    Mistress of Ceremony: Janet Chen, Membership Chair, FAPAC
    Welcome
    Dr. Kin Wong,  President, FAPAC

    Keynote Remarks: AAPI’s Time is Here!

    Honorable Congresswomen Judy Chu's remarks delivered by Krystal Ka'ai

    Honorable Senator Barbara Mukulski's remarks delivered by John Huang

    9:30 am

    Getting Ahead: Breaking the Glass Ceiling

    Dr. Carson Eoyang, Former Chancellor of National Intelligence University

    10:00 am

    Making to the Top – Be a Political Appointee –

    Mr. Sam Mok, former CFO, Department of Labor

    11:00 am

    Briefing from the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) 

    Audrey Buehring, Deputy Director, WHIAAPI

    11:45 am

    Lunch (provided)

    12:00 pm

    Hot Issues for AAPI in this Session of Congress?

    Honorable Congressman Mike Honda, California & Chair Emeritus, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)

    Honorable Congressman Ami Bera, California

    1:00 pm

    Working with Congressional Staff

    Teal Takayama, Office of Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, Hawaii

    1:30 pm

    How To Be Political Savvy:

    Honorable Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, Illinois

    1:45 pm

    Your voice does matter

    Honorable Congressman John Sarbanes, Maryland

    2:00 pm

    Break

    2:15 pm

    "Your voice does matter" Panel Discussion
    Panelists:

    Georgia Coffey, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Veterans Affairs
    Sui Lang Panoke, Director of Women Politics Media, LLC
    Allen Li, Professional Staff on Space Subcommittee, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

    Moderator:

    Selina Lee, Director, EEO Services, Department of Education

    3:15 pm

    Closing Remarks

    Thanh Trang, Program Committee Chair, FAPAC

  • 14 May 2013 07:44 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    May 7, 2013

    Long Beach – On May 6, at the opening of its National Leadership Training Program, FAPAC announced the creation of an innovative new project-oriented, challenge-based program targeted at developing skills for emerging federal employee leaders while working to solve the dilemmas facing the federal government when addressing the needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) federal employees and communities. 

    FAPAC, with participation from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other federal agencies, is designing this “challenge team” program to create a unique and rewarding professional development program where participants will get hands-on experience working on an interagency team to approach long-standing challenges with creativity and a fresh perspective. The program complements efforts by federal agencies to foster career development and advancement for AAPIs in the federal government per Executive Order 13515, signed by President Obama in 2009. Teams will be asked to examine and address complex policy and resource issues that the federal government is working to improve for AAPIs, specifically relating to the cross-cutting goal areas of workforce diversity, language access, capacity building and data disaggregation. The program has a two-fold objective: to provide an avenue of professional development to employees who may not get to participate on special assignments outside of their home agencies; and to create solutions to further facilitate the work of the federal government to serve unmet needs of AAPI communities.

    The program will be open to all federal employees, especially those at the GS-9 through GS-14 levels, who may have limited opportunities to pursue training, detail or special assignments in or outside of their home agencies, to develop leadership and management skills and to pursue opportunities of greater responsibility. FAPAC will select up to 20 applicants to serve on small teams with the opportunity to gain skills in competencies necessary to pursue leadership positions in federal government, including project management, strategy development, communications and effective team collaboration.

    Teams will have approximately six months to develop recommendations and guidance to their challenges and present their results to an interagency panel, with possibilities of implementing their work products. FAPAC intends to formally launch the program at the WHIAAPI- sponsored Federal Employee Conference (FEC) on July 12, 2013. FAPAC is targeting for the first round of projects to be underway by the fall of 2013.   

    FAPAC is organized exclusively for educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. FAPAC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing the interests of over 155,000 civilian and military APA employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments of all ranks.

    For more information, please visit the FAPAC website at www.fapac.org or at challenge@fapac.org.

     

  • 14 May 2013 07:41 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    May 1, 2013

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Endowment Fund is proud to announce that Cindy Dinh is the winner of the 2013 Distinguished Public Service Scholarship.  This year’s award is given under the newly established FAPAC Endowment Fund in honor of the first Asian Pacific American elected to Congress – the late Dalip Singh Saund. The award will be given to a student on May 8, 2013 in Long Beach, CA during the FAPAC National Leadership Training Program. The awardee will receive a stipend of $5,000 towards his or her education. In future year awards will be also given out in honor of former Secretaries Elaine L. Chao and Norman Y. Mineta.

    The FAPAC Distinguished Public Service Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes the recognition of Asian Pacific American students who is interested in public service and has made contributions to foster diversity and inclusion in the Asian and Pacific American community.

    Interested students can visit the FAPAC website at www.fapac.org for more information about FAPAC activities and programs.

     

  • 29 Apr 2013 09:29 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    PRESS RELEASE                           

    April 18, 2013                                                                          

    For information contact:
    fapac@fapac.org       

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) announced the 2013 FAPAC Military Meritorious Awards winners in recognition of individuals who have made significant contribution to the advancement of Department of Defense missions and the promotion of equal opportunity in the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) communities.

    Army:                                          Sergeant First Class Jason Zielske

    Marine Corps:                                      Staff Sergeamt Ryan Lungerhausen

    Air Force:                                 Flight Commander Huy H. Tran

    Army National Guard:             Captain Hyo J. Cho

    Air National Guard               Technical Sergeant Iris Honrado

    Coast Guard:                            Lieutenant Hermie Mendoza

    US Navy:                                  Lieutenant Alexander Wann

    The awards will be presented at the 28th Annual National Leadership Training Program to be held on May 6-10, 2013 at the Hilton Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, Long Beach, California.

    FAPAC is organized exclusively for educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. FAPAC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing the interests of over 155,000 civilian and military APA employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments of all ranks. For more information, please visit www.fapac.org.

    Congratulations to all the winners.

  • 29 Apr 2013 09:27 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    PRESS RELEASE                                                                 April 16, 2013  

    For information contact: fapac@fapac.org       

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) announced the 2013 FAPAC Civilian Awards winners in recognition of individuals who have made significant contribution to the advancement of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) and the promotion of equal opportunity in the Federal and District of Columbia Government and their communities.

    2013 FAPAC Civilian Awards Winners:

    Outstanding Individual Leadership
    SES: Giao L. Phan - U.S. Coast Guard
    GS 11-15: Teresita G. Smith – Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

    Excellence in Individual Achievement
    GS 11-15: Nathan Kanale Sadowski – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    GS 1-10: Elizabeth Tuaau - U.S. Air Force


    Diversity Excellence
    SES: Rowan Gould, DOI - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    GS 11-15: Charlene E. Gibert, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

    The awards will be presented at the 28th Annual National Leadership Training Program to be held on May 6-10, 2013 at the Hilton Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, Long Beach, California.

    FAPAC is organized exclusively for educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. FAPAC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing the interests of over 155,000 civilian and military APA employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments of all ranks. For more information, please visit www.fapac.org.

    Congratulations to all the winners of the 2013 FAPAC Civilian Awards.

  • 09 Apr 2013 16:26 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Members needed for the
    Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    The Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee is tasked to develop program initiatives to promote diversity and provide expertise to the AAPI community. Over the past year, the D&I committee launched FAPAC's Career Development Program for Higher Performers and received 50 participants. This coming year, the committee hopes to serve as the ‘eyes and ears’ of FAPAC representing and advocating issues for the AAPI community in continuing its effort to promote diversity. For this reason, we welcome new members and encourage the AAPI Program Managers and affinity group members who believe they can make a contribution to the AAPI community to serve on the committee.

    Please send an email to diversity@fapac.org providing the following information:
    • Full name
    • Title/Position
    • Contact email/phone
    • Location (City/State)
    • Attach a copy of your Bio
  • 01 Apr 2013 12:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    A Practical Guide to Common Issues and Possible Barriers Which Asian and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Employees May Face in the Federal Work Force

    In accordance with Executive Order 13515, which established the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC), Office of Federal Operations (OFO) provides this compilation of ideas and practices for improving equal employment opportunity in the federal work force for Asians, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders (AAPI). The information provided comes from federal agency Management Directive 715 (MD-715) reports for fiscal years 2006 through 2010.

    Although we set forth below commonly identified issues that face AAPI federal employees and ideas for addressing them, there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution. Recognizing that agencies may face unique issues, MD-715 requires each agency to conduct self-assessments to identify and eliminate barriers that may affect its AAPI workforce. An agency will be able to choose from among these practices only after it has conducted the focused barrier analyses MD-715 requires. For ease of use, the issues and practices are organized into the following areas: (1) outreach, recruitment, and hiring; (2) leadership development and career advancement; and (3) retention.

  • 18 Mar 2013 11:00 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    March 14

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Endowment Fund is proud to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2013 Distinguished Public Service Scholarship.  For the past many years, FAPAC has awarded a number of scholarships and internships to Asian Pacific American college students who exhibit excellent academic achievement as well as demonstrated a continuous effort to foster diversity and community service to the Asian Pacific American community. This year’s award is given under the newly established FAPAC Endowment Fund in honor of the first Asian Pacific American elected to Congress – the late Dalip Singh Saund. The award will be given to a student on May 8, 2013 in Long Beach, CA during the FAPAC National Leadership Training Program. The awardee will receive a stipend of $5,000 towards his or her education. In future year awards will be also given out in honor of former Secretaries Elaine L. Chao and Norman Y. Mineta.

    The FAPAC Distinguished Public Service Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes the recognition of Asian Pacific American students who is interested in public service and has made contributions to foster diversity and inclusion in the Asian and Pacific American community.

     

    Intersted student should visit www.fapac.org for more information.

     

FAPAC is a 501 (c)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the civilian and military Asian Pacific American (APA) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments.
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