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.