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APAC EXPRESSES CONCERN ON THE CONTINUED INCIDENCE OF HAZING IN THE MILITARY

February 05, 2012 12:39 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

WASHINGTON DC – On January 28, 2012 FAPAC joined with the Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN) and the Pan-Pacific American Leaders and Mentors (PPALM) in a letter to Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense, in expressing our concern about the continued incidence of hazing in the military leading to the death of Private Danny Chen despite the policy against bullying and hazing. The three organizations offered their assistance in finding solutions to the problem the root cause. The theme for the 2012 Asian American Heritage Month - “Striving for Excellence in Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion” was chosen by FAPAC recently to calling on managers and supervisors on the need to become leaders in view of the increasing diverse workforce in the federal government. The theme was to support the Executive Order on Diversity and Inclusion signed by President Obama on August 18, 2011.

Education, mentoring and accountability are the key to change the culture that may be deep rooted. To this end FAPAC will have programming in its coming conference in Atlanta, to be held on April 30 – May 4, 2012 to the importance of diversity.

FAPAC is organized exclusively for educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. FAPAC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization promotes equal opportunity and cultural diversity among 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 carried out its mission through the Annual National Leadership Training Conference, held during the month of May each year, and through training by local chapters. FAPAC also recognized outstanding employees and managers who contributed to enhance diversity in the community.

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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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