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  • July 30, 2019 15:17 | Olivia Adrian (Administrator)

    OPM APPROVED FAPAC COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN #73301

    I am happy to announce that online giving for FAPAC through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) site is officially open! Employees and FAPAC supporters may now visit https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome - a brand new, centralized giving portal for all potential CFC contributors across the nation!

    The CFC is one of the largest and most successful workplace fundraising campaigns in the world, and how rewarding is it that Members and Friends of FAPAC have the opportunity to participate as Federal employees and supporters. Over the past 56 years, the CFC has raised $8.2 billion to help those in need around the corner, across the nation, and throughout the world.

    This fall, the 2019 CFC will begin September 9, 2019 through January 12, 2020. During this time, supporters can make pledge to the Federal Asian American Pacific Council (FAPAC) and donate to FAPAC CFC Number #73301

    This year FAPAC will celebrate its 35 Years Anniversary and it is an honor and a privilege for FAPAC to participate to this worthy cause this year! I would like to recognize and give special thanks to our Vice President of Financial Management, Ms. Jane Yang, along with the National Board of Directors for accomplishing this major milestone for FAPAC! 

    The CFC exists so you can donate to causes that are near and dear to your heart. We just made it easier to do so. I invite you to explore the CFC new online donation website, and I thank you in advance for showing some love and support!

    Sincerely,

    Olivia F. Adrian, President


  • March 15, 2019 22:31 | Olivia Adrian (Administrator)

    ANNOUNCING THE RESULTS OF THE SPECIAL ELECTION FOR THE TREASURER POSITION

    Dear FAPAC Members:

    On behalf of the National Board of Directors, we are happy to announce the results of the Special Election for the Treasurer position that was conducted in accordance with the FAPAC Bylaws, Article V, Section 9.  The results were presented by the Nomination and Election Committee Chair and Ms. Marina Milton was declared winner with the highest vote.

    Ms. Lily Ho, current Treasurer, will step down after her retirement from the Federal government.   Ms. Marina Milton will be officially sworn in the office on April 13, 2019 to take the duties and responsibilities of the Treasurer from April 13, 2019 to September 30, 2020.

    The National Board of Director extends greatest appreciation to Ms. Lily Ho for her exceptional service, dedication and commitment as the Treasurer since October 1, 2017 through April 12, 2019.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH!  To Lily, for her retirement and to Marina, as the newly elected Treasurer!

    Sincerely,

    Olivia Adrian, President

  • March 04, 2019 12:40 | Thong Vu (Administrator)

    FAPAC invites all employees of the Federal and DC governments, including the military, to the 2019 National Leadership Training Program (NLTP) - a reputable training opportunity for public servants. The 34th Annual NLTP will be held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama on May 13-16, 2019 and is a celebration of AAPI Heritage Month each May. The NLTP offers high-quality training, networking opportunities, and practical strategies for personal and professional development as it relates to the 2019 theme. During this three-day training, FAPAC recognizes high-performing individuals with a presentation of the Civilian Awards, Uniformed Services Awards, and a $5,000 Distinguished Public Service Scholarship. The NLTP will also host a free career exhibition and development programs for students and Veterans interested in public service. Visit www.fapac.org/NLTP to learn more.

    Click link below to see why Alabama! https://www.huntsville.org/

  • February 10, 2019 22:29 | Olivia Adrian (Administrator)

    Happy Lunar New Year!

    Happy Lunar New Year to everyone who are celebrating across the country and around the world, as we all welcome the Year of the Golden Pig. This Lunar New Year is the Year of the Golden Pig, a symbol of prosperity and good fortune, and FAPAC is joining this celebration. This Lunar Year is being celebrated by diverse cultures in America’s Asian Pacific Islander community. Let’s take time to reflect on how diversity has contributed to not only America’s cultural vitality but also played an important role in building America from Filipino settlers during the Colonial period, to the Chinese immigrant workers on the Transcontinental Railroad, to the Vietnamese refugees in the 1970s. Together, we celebrate, family, friends, community, and prosperous Lunar Year for all. 

    On behalf of the FAPAC National Board of Directors, we wish everyone auspicious New Year 2019 filled with joy, happiness, peace and good health.

    Warmest Regards,

    Olivia Adrian, FAPAC President


  • January 21, 2019 08:00 | Olivia Adrian (Administrator)

    Dear FAPAC members,

    As we enter the fifth week of the partial government shutdown, I wanted to express a few words of solidarity for our federal community who are affected by the ongoing challenges of this shutdown. Even for those of us who have dedicated long years of service, this is uncharted territory, and we are saddened by the politics that have led to so much hurt and suffering across the nation. 

    We understand that many of you may be furloughed or working without pay, and we stand by ready to offer assistance to help you navigate these difficult times. As a first step, we would like to share some resources that we hope will be useful:

    • Assistance filing for unemployment insurance benefits for DMV residents:
      • District of Columbia - Furloughed employees can visit this webpage or call the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) at 202-478-5937. The hotline is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
      • Virginia -  Furloughed employees can visit this webpage or call the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) at 1-866-832-2363. The hotline is open Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      • Maryland - Furloughed employees can visit this webpage or call the Maryland Division of Unemployment Insurance at 410-853-1700. The hotline for furloughed employees is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 2:00 p.m. Furloughed contractors can visit this webpage or call 1-877-293-4125. This hotline is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fundhttp://feea.org/shutdown/

    In times of need, our family and friends are our greatest assets. If you are encountering challenges during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out and lean on your FAPAC family. If you are impacted by the shutdown, please be assured that your contributions are valued, and let us all look forward to the day when the federal government is fully re-opened, and we can celebrate as one FAPAC family.  

    In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. whose legacy we observe today as the National Day of Service: "We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope." Watch Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Annual Tribute "The Other America" today at 4 PM EST.

    We offer our ongoing hopes and wishes that a solution will be reached soon so that federal employees and their families can return to the noble mission of public service that they have dedicated themselves to conducting with unwavering patriotism - now and always. 

    Warm Regards,

    Olivia

    Olivia F. Adrian, President

    Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC)

     

     


  • January 15, 2019 14:00 | Olivia Adrian (Administrator)

    The National Coalition for Equity in Public Service (NCEPS) calls for an end to the partial government shutdown.  The six national non-profit organizations that promote the participation and advancement of minority and women managers and employees in the Federal Government provided letters to the United States President; Majority Leader of the United States Senate; and the Speaker of the House to immediately end the shutdown and let hard-working civil servants get back to work.

    NCEPS is coalition of Federal Affinity groups that collectively work to provide equity in the Federal workforce.  NCEPS members included National Image Inc., Blacks in Government (BIG), Federally Employed Women (FEW), Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE), and FEDQ (LGBT).


  • December 31, 2018 16:33 | Olivia Adrian (Administrator)

    Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year to our FAPAC Family

    The holiday season has always evoked a fascinating sense of wonder for both adults and children alike. While these weeks are often encapsulated by the excitement of twinkling lights, festive food, and spirited gift-giving, my favorite part of the season is the opportunity to express gratitude for the community that we've built together in Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC).

    As I look back over the past year, I am so proud of everything we've accomplished together: Launched the FAPAC’s pilot Leadership Shadowing Program (LSP 2018) that focuses on the future leaders of FAPAC; Successfully completed the 5th FAPAC’s Career Development and Mentoring Program for High Performers with over 40 participants; Hosted over 300 attendees at the 33rd National Leadership Training Program (NLTP) at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington and proud to have the Honorable Elaine L. Chao, the 18th U.S. Secretary of Transportation, as the Keynote Speaker of the Civilian Awards Dinner; Conducted a Federal Career Fair for students, hosted by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) in Washington, D.C. and over thirty federal agencies participated to the fair to connect with students; Successfully Chartered three new FAPAC Chapters (OPM, Las Vegas, Southern Tennessee Alabama Region); and Inducted the FAPAC’s newly elected officials and  successfully transitioned to the new administration. FAPAC’s other accomplishments and events throughout the year were highlighted in the bi-monthly newsletter, see the latest edition at https://fapac.org/resources/Documents/Newsletters/FAPAC_Newsletter_Issue_1_December_2018.pdf

    I am immensely grateful to work with a talented and passionate team to advance the mission of FAPAC to serve you - our FAPAC family members - in ensuring diverse representation of the AAPI workforce in the federal government.  I've found that in order to build FAPAC to be the organization that volunteers would love be a part of and do great work for, the core values of the general membership must align with those of the National Board of Directors and those of the organization as a whole.  Our core values are vital to breeding authenticity and to truly defining who we are and what FAPAC can grow to become.

    The greatest gift we have is each other, and this holiday season, I hope we all can cherish and appreciate the friendships and kindness that we've shown each other this past year, as well as look forward to more connections and achievements waiting to emerge in the new year. 

    For those impacted by the current government shutdown, please feel free to reach out and let us know how we can assist during these uncertain times. We have a dedicated team of volunteers who work hard year-round to serve our members, and I am confident the FAPAC community will provide the foundation to overcome any obstacle and succeed together as one.

    The significance of our theme rings truer now than ever - let's remember to Unite Our Mission by Engaging Each Other as we approach the new year full of optimism for the future. The online registration at fapac@fapac.org for the upcoming National Leadership Training Program to be held in Huntsville, Alabama will be opened in January.

    I cannot wait to see all the great work that we will do together in 2019. I hope to see as many of you as possible at our holiday party and membership appreciation dinner on January 19, please register on line at fapac@fapac.org to attend this event. Until then, I wish you happy holidays with lots of love, laughter, and joy.

    May you treasure the good times always, and take the opportunity to savor this magical season with your loved ones. 

    Sincerely,

    Olivia Adrian

    FAPAC President


  • October 24, 2018 16:12 | Olivia Adrian (Administrator)

     

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE ELECTED OFFICIALS

    President: Olivia F. Adrian (DOI)

    Vice President: Kevin Le (FAA)

    Vice President of Operations: Fahmida Chhipa (USDA)

    Vice President of Finance Management: Jane Yang (PBGC)

    Vice President of Technology and Media Communications: Peter Nguyen (FAA)

    Executive Secretary: Rene Lau (DoD)

    Treasurer: Lily Ho (DoD)

    Auditor: Chuan-Ming Li (NIH)

    Regional Director: (RD-5) Xinzhi Zhang (NIH)

     

     

     

  • October 22, 2018 10:43 | Olivia Adrian (Administrator)

    FY2019 Committee Chairs Appointment Announcement

    Dear FAPAC Members:

    On behalf of the National Board of Directors, I am very excited to announce the selections of all the Standing and Ad Hoc Committee Chairs in accordance with the FAPAC Bylaws, Article IV, as presented and strongly recommended by the Vice President of Operations, Ms. Fahmida Chhipa.

    Each year that FAPAC has been in existence has brought new accomplishments and each year new goals are set for greater achievements.  This year, we have new Team Leaders and our agenda is very aggressive and ambitious, we have a lot of work ahead of us, but with everyone’s support we can be successful!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FAPAC Committee Chairs!

    ​Standing Committees​

    • Program Committee: Cailine Kim (VA)
    • Public Relations Committee: Thao Tran (DOI)
    • Nomination and Election Committee: Liqun Wong (DOJ)
    • Affirmative Committee: Kenneth Bailey (NOAA)
    • Membership Committee: Selina Lee (Navy)
    • Chapter Committee: Katherine Toth (OPM)
    • Conference Committee: Kelly Sewell (DOI)
    • Constitution and Bylaws Committee: Raphael Choi (DOJ)
    • Ethics Committee:  Gerald Tiqui (NASA)  

    ​Ad Hoc Committees​

    • Sponsorship Committee: Marina Milton (Treasury)
    • Awards Committee: Teresa Brown (USDA)
    • Community Outreach Committee: Lan Caohuy-Rifkin (FBI)

    Thank you to our Vice President of Operations who worked diligently to make sure we have a good team to serve this year!

    Olivia F. Adrian, President

     

  • October 15, 2018 01:26 | Olivia Adrian (Administrator)

    The “FAPAC President’s Award” is the most prestigious award and is an opportunity to recognize individuals for outstanding contributions and exceptional services to the Organization and support its mission.  I wanted to express my warmest and heartfelt gratitude to the Members of the National Board of Directors and the National Board of Operations who supported me during the last 2 years. I want to recognize the important contributions of our volunteers who continuously dedicate and commits to support the mission of FAPAC and make a difference in someone’s career each day.

    ​The FAPAC President's Award recognizes exceptional leaders and outstanding performances by individuals within the period from October 2016 through September 2018. ​

    The categories for the awards were as follows: 

    Excellence Award: Presented to members of the National Board of Directors (NBOD) who provided positive leadership and contributed to the critical success of FAPAC in the last 24 months.

    • MS. MARINA MILTON (TREASURY)
    • MR. PETER NGUYEN (FAA)
    • MR. KEVIN LE (FAA)
    • MS. FAHMIDA CHHIPA (USDA)
    • MS. ANNABELLE FLORES (FAA)
    • MS. RENE LAU (DOD)
    • MR. TAT SHUM (DOJ)


    Outstanding Leadership Award: Presented to members of the National Board of Operations (NBOO) who have created meaningful training and networking opportunities for the FAPAC’s members; and provided positive leadership that contributed to the success of FAPAC in the last 12 months.

    • MS. CAILINE KIM (VA)
    • MS. EVA NGAI (FAA)
    • MR. PARVEEN SETIA (USDA)
    • MS. LAUREN VANTALIA (FAPAC SW)
    • MS. LIZ JUNG (CNCS)
    • MR. ANTHONY CHU (FAA)
    • MS. KELLY SEWELL (DOI)
    • MR. DARRICK LEE (FAPAC)
    • MR. RAPHAEL CHOI (DOJ)
    • MR. KIN WONG (DOT RET)
    • MS. TERESA BROWN (USDA)
    • MS. RANMALI FONSEKA (DOT)
    • MS. KATHERINE TOTH (OPM)
    • MS. SELINA LEE (NAVY)
    • MR. CHUAN-MING LI (NIH)
    • MR. NICK TRAN (NAVY)
    • MS. REBECCA HAN (FAA) 

    Trailblazers Leadership Award: Presented to the FAPAC Chapter’s President who identified and implemented innovative changes that positively affected their agency and/or community.  The innovative changes are transferable to other agency and/or organizations that contributed to the success of the Chapters.

     

    • ·         MS. FAMIDA CHHIPA (USDA)
    • ·         CAPTAIN JOHN SANTORUM (USCG)
    • ·         MS. JANE YANG LI (PBGC)
    • ·         MR. JOSEPH ADAN (SOUTHWEST)
    • ·         MS. KATHERINE TOTH (OPM)
    • ·         MR. ANTHONY CHU (FAA)
    • ·         MS. THAO TRAN (DOI)
    • ·         MR. XINZHI ZHANG (NIH)
    • ·         MR. KELVIN XU (HHS PARKLAWN)
    • ·         MR. CHEN YANG (FBI)
    • ·         MS. BRIDET SOUZA (VA)
    • ·         MS. MICHELLE WOLF (RIO GRANDE)
    • ·         MR. ROBERT BAGGETT (NORCAL)
    • ·         MS. JENNY XIN (APG MD)

     

    President Service Award: Presented to the members who assisted the NBOD and NBOO and provided support to the President as needed and “call of duty” arise that contributed to the success of FAPAC.

     

    ·         MS. LIQUN WONG (DOJ)

    ·         MS. LILY HO (US ARMY)

    ·         MS. JULIE KELLY (FAPAC RD-5)

    ·         MR. FRED CHENG (USDA)

    ·         MR. THANH TRANG (FAA)

    ·         MS. HONG HITCHINGS (VA)

    ·         MR. GERALD TIQUI (NASA)

    ·         MS. KAYE NITTA (FDA RET)

    ·         MR. PANKAJ PARIKH (EPA)

    ·         MS. TINA HOELLERER (USDA RET)

     

    Star Performance Award: Presented to the members who promoted diversity, Innovation, Outstanding New Program & Project, and Innovative use of Technology.

     

    ·         Mr. THONG VU (FAA)

    ·         MS. SARA KAUL (NIH)

    ·         MS. KELLY SEWELL (DOI)

    ·         MR. DARRICK LEE (FAPAC)

    ·         MS. KATHERINE TOTH (OPM)

     

    Unsung Hero Award: Recognition of the FAPAC supporters who have positively influenced the organization from behind the scenes with positive attitude, a willingness to help in whatever capacity necessary and a commitment to excellence that contributed to the success of FAPAC.

     

    ·         MS. NICOLE CURIER

    ·         MS. ELIZABETH EL-NATTAR

    ·         REAR ADMIRAL JOSEPH VOJVODICH

     

    Lifetime Achievement Award: Presented to members who have demonstrated exceptionally significant long-term contributions impacting the mission of the Organization.

    ·         MR. CLARENCE JOHNSON

    ·         MS. SHARON WONG

     

    Thanks to all for your continued commitment to the FAPAC's mission; these awards were presented by the President during the Installation of the newly sworn in officials on Oct 5, 2018 at the National Press Club, Washington DC.

     

     

    //Signed//

    Olivia F. Adrian

    FAPAC President


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