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Civilian Awards

Purpose:  To recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and promote diversity and inclusion among the Federal and District of Columbia government work forces.

Event and Date: Awards will be presented at a ceremony during the FAPAC National Leadership Training Program (NLTP) on May 16, 2019 in Huntsville, AL.

Submit your nomination online!

Performance Period:  2018 Fiscal Year (Oct 1, 2017 - Sept 30, 2018) or Calendar Year (Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2018)
Nomination Deadline (EXTENDED!): Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time
Point of Contact:

Evaluation Process

The Award Committee will be comprised of the Awards Committee Chair and a Panel of Judges. The Committee will review each nomination package based on the five criteria below. Each criterion will be rated on a 20-point scale for a maximum score of 100 points per nomination package.  

  1. Criterion 1: Assist the Agency in recruiting, promoting, establishing, and maintaining an effective and equitable participation of AAPIs in the workforce;
  2. Criterion 2: Promote recognition of AAPI's competencies, overall awareness of the impact of AAPIs' cultures, contributions, work ethics, and behavior related to the agency’s employment;
  3. Criterion 3: Promote mentoring, initiate, lead and encourage employees to participate in program activities that will benefit the career training, career development and advancement of AAPIs in the workforce.  Establish and maintain channels of communication and goodwill between AAPIs and other members of the workforce;
  4. Criterion 4: Organize program activities that advocate equal opportunity for AAPIs in the Federal and District of Columbia government. Promote a better understanding among AAPIs and non-AAPIs in the workplace and assist to resolve problems of equality for the AAPIs including equal employment opportunities; and
  5. Criterion 5: Achieve personal career development goals in displaying exceptional leadership qualities that will inspire others to follow. Advocate for civil rights, diversity and equal opportunity within the particular department or agency.

The Award Committee will submit nominees with the highest score per award category to the FAPAC President for final review and approval. Award winners and the nominator will receive an email notice of the selection via email by March 2019. The Awards Committee Chair will coordinate and confirm the award winner's attendance at the NLTP Civilian Awards Ceremony on May 16, 2019. 

Please direct any additional questions to the award committee at

Award Categories

One winner will be selected per category, per grade cluster (GS 1-12, GS 13-15, and Senior Executive Service) for a total of nine (9) awards.
  1. Outstanding Individual Leadership: Individual has shown bold leadership and innovative ways to promote Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action, and Diversity.
  2. Excellence in Individual Achievement: Individual has made significant contributions toward AAPI representation at all levels .
  3. Diversity Excellence: Individual has shown a remarkable contribution towards diversity and inclusion through collaboration and against all odds.

Submission Process

Various agencies may submit completed nomination packages online that include the items below. Incomplete or late nominations will not be considered.  Deadline to submit is March 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm ET.

  • Letter of Nomination by the Nominating Official not to exceed two (2) pages (single-spaced, 12 pitch font) that highlights and specifies the achievements related to Nominee for award consideration.
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  • Nominee's one-page biography
  • Digital color or black and white head shot photo

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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