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June 25, 2012 13:28 | Kin Wong (Administrator)


WASHINGTON DC – On June 8, 2012 FAPAC kicks off its mentoring program, Career Development for High Performers (CDHP) in Washington, DC.  President Kin Wong   welcomed the first class of mentors and mentees and encouraged the participants to take advantage of the program to learn from each other. Sharon Wong, Deputy Director of Diversity and Inclusion at OPM, and MG Sharon Dunbar, Director of Force Management Policy, USAF, discussed the opportunities and challenges of mentoring. Leona Wang, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, presented and overview of the program. Leona and Selina Lee, Chair of FAPAC’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, were instrumental in getting the mentoring program started and will oversee its operation.

The 12 month program will include 32 hours of various activities including one on one mentoring and group activities. The mentor and mentee were pairs based on interest and availability.

The CDHP is part of the FAPAC Pipeline Program to attract more AAPI to public service, move them up the ladder into management and eventually for those who desire into SES career. Through this new initiative FAPAC will play an important part in preparing a diverse workforce for the federal government. FAPAC will collaborate with OPM, the White House Initiatives for AAPI and other federal agencies to make the initiative successful. The program will build on experience gained and will make changes as necessary.

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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