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2016 FAPAC Civilian Awards 


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) is soliciting nominations for the 2016 FAPAC Civilian Award from Federal agencies and the District of Columbia Government.  The base period of performance shall be the period of Fiscal Year October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015 or the Calendar Year of 2015.

Purpose:  The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) and the promotion of diversity and inclusion among the Federal and District of Columbia Government work force and the AAPI communities.


Event and Date: The award will be given out at the 31th FAPAC 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.


Performance Period:  October 01, 2014– September 30, 2015 or Calendar Year of 2015 

Submission Deadline: March 11, 2016. 


The Award Categories are:

1)       Outstanding Individual Leadership: Individual who has shown bold leadership and innovative ways in promoting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action and Diversity.

2)       Excellence in Individual Achievement: Individual who has shown the greatest contribution toward the AAPI representation at all levels as compared to the total AAPI population as a whole.

3)       Diversity Excellence: Individual who has shown a remarkable contribution towards diversity and inclusion through collaboration and against all odds.

Eligibility: Active Federal Government employees including DoD civilian employees. The nomination package from a submitting Agency official must:

1.               Ensure that complete information be provided for Nominee and the Nominating Official (see submission form attached).

2.               Ensure that his/her Nominating Official follow the selection criteria guidelines that best fit the Nominee for consideration as described below.

3.               Ensure that the Letter of Nomination by the Nominating Official does not exceed two (2) pages (single-spaced, 12 font size) that highlights and specifies the achievements related to Nominee for award consideration.  The Nominee’s curriculum vitae (CV) or resume may be attached to supplement the Nominating Official’s submission.

4.               Ensure that all documents and nominations be submitted by the Nominating Official NO LATER THAN March 11, 2016.

The Nominating Official must ensure that each agency is limited to one civilian nominee in each category and one nominee in each grade cluster: Grade 1-12, Grade 13-15, and SES.

Process: A panel of judges will make the selection and notify individuals and nominating offices. Each awardee will receive a formal invitation and two complimentary administration tickets to the award ceremony. FAPAC does not cover travel expenses of the awardees.

Questions in regard to this award can be directed to