Press Release Janaury 15, 2014
WASHINGTON DC – On January 30, 2014, FAPAC will kick off its second year of the mentoring program, Career Development for High Performers (CDHP), in Washington, DC. President Kin Wong will welcome the second class of mentors and mentees. Mr. Kenneth M. Bailey, ICE Chief Diversity Officer will be the guest speaker during this year’s kickoff. The nine month program, modified based on lessons learned from the first class, will include various activities, including one on one mentoring and group activities. The mentor and mentee are paired based on their interests and availability.
The CDHP is part of the FAPAC Pipeline Initiative to attract more AAPI to public service, move them up the ladder into management, and eventually into SES careers for those with heightened interests. Through this new initiative, FAPAC will play an important role in fostering a diverse workforce for the federal government. FAPAC will collaborate with OPM, the White House Initiative for AAPI, EEOC and other federal agencies to make the initiative successful. The initiative will build on experience already gained and will make changes as necessary.
Established in 1985, FAPAC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes equal opportunity and cultural diversity among the 155,000 civilian and military AAPI employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments of all ranks, including GS and SES employees and managers. FAPAC carries out its mission through activities in conjunctions with the observance of the Heritage Month, held during the month of May each year, and through its education, Military and Civilian Award programs. The National Training Program (NTP) will be held May 5-9, 2014 at the new Sheraton Charlotte in North Carolina. For more information on the CDHP program, please visit www.fapac.org or contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.