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  • April 29, 2013 09:29 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    PRESS RELEASE                           

    April 18, 2013                                                                          

    For information contact:
    fapac@fapac.org       

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) announced the 2013 FAPAC Military Meritorious Awards winners in recognition of individuals who have made significant contribution to the advancement of Department of Defense missions and the promotion of equal opportunity in the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) communities.

    Army:                                          Sergeant First Class Jason Zielske

    Marine Corps:                                      Staff Sergeamt Ryan Lungerhausen

    Air Force:                                 Flight Commander Huy H. Tran

    Army National Guard:             Captain Hyo J. Cho

    Air National Guard               Technical Sergeant Iris Honrado

    Coast Guard:                            Lieutenant Hermie Mendoza

    US Navy:                                  Lieutenant Alexander Wann

    The awards will be presented at the 28th Annual National Leadership Training Program to be held on May 6-10, 2013 at the Hilton Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, Long Beach, California.

    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 representing the interests of over 155,000 civilian and military APA employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments of all ranks. For more information, please visit www.fapac.org.

    Congratulations to all the winners.

  • April 29, 2013 09:27 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    PRESS RELEASE                                                                 April 16, 2013  

    For information contact: fapac@fapac.org       

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) announced the 2013 FAPAC Civilian Awards winners in recognition of individuals who have made significant contribution to the advancement of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) and the promotion of equal opportunity in the Federal and District of Columbia Government and their communities.

    2013 FAPAC Civilian Awards Winners:

    Outstanding Individual Leadership
    SES: Giao L. Phan - U.S. Coast Guard
    GS 11-15: Teresita G. Smith – Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

    Excellence in Individual Achievement
    GS 11-15: Nathan Kanale Sadowski – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    GS 1-10: Elizabeth Tuaau - U.S. Air Force


    Diversity Excellence
    SES: Rowan Gould, DOI - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    GS 11-15: Charlene E. Gibert, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

    The awards will be presented at the 28th Annual National Leadership Training Program to be held on May 6-10, 2013 at the Hilton Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, Long Beach, California.

    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 representing the interests of over 155,000 civilian and military APA employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments of all ranks. For more information, please visit www.fapac.org.

    Congratulations to all the winners of the 2013 FAPAC Civilian Awards.

  • April 09, 2013 16:26 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Members needed for the
    Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    The Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee is tasked to develop program initiatives to promote diversity and provide expertise to the AAPI community. Over the past year, the D&I committee launched FAPAC's Career Development Program for Higher Performers and received 50 participants. This coming year, the committee hopes to serve as the ‘eyes and ears’ of FAPAC representing and advocating issues for the AAPI community in continuing its effort to promote diversity. For this reason, we welcome new members and encourage the AAPI Program Managers and affinity group members who believe they can make a contribution to the AAPI community to serve on the committee.

    Please send an email to diversity@fapac.org providing the following information:
    • Full name
    • Title/Position
    • Contact email/phone
    • Location (City/State)
    • Attach a copy of your Bio
  • April 01, 2013 12:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    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.

  • March 18, 2013 11:00 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    March 14

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Endowment Fund is proud to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2013 Distinguished Public Service Scholarship.  For the past many years, FAPAC has awarded a number of scholarships and internships to Asian Pacific American college students who exhibit excellent academic achievement as well as demonstrated a continuous effort to foster diversity and community service to the Asian Pacific American community. This year’s award is given under the newly established FAPAC Endowment Fund in honor of the first Asian Pacific American elected to Congress – the late Dalip Singh Saund. The award will be given to a student on May 8, 2013 in Long Beach, CA during the FAPAC National Leadership Training Program. The awardee will receive a stipend of $5,000 towards his or her education. In future year awards will be also given out in honor of former Secretaries Elaine L. Chao and Norman Y. Mineta.

    The FAPAC Distinguished Public Service Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes the recognition of Asian Pacific American students who is interested in public service and has made contributions to foster diversity and inclusion in the Asian and Pacific American community.

     

    Intersted student should visit www.fapac.org for more information.

     

  • December 18, 2012 10:43 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    December 18, 2012

    For Immediate Release

    WASHINGTON DC –FAPAC expresses sorrow at the passing of a giant and a great friend – Senator Daniel Inouye. Senator Inouye has dedicated his life defending our country, earning a Medal of Honor as a World War II veteran and was one of our most effective spokesmen for our community, served as the Senator from Hawaii for 50 years. He was a member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.

    President Kin Wong recalled his last meeting with the senator and his wife at the reception of the Committee of 100 earlier this year where he briefed the senator on the work of FAPAC. He told the senator on the joint letter to Secretary Panetta and the initiative for a special Plenary on Hazing in the Military at the National Leadership Training Program to be held on May 6-10, 2013 at the Long Beach Hilton. He expressed his support on FAPAC and its continued effort on behalf of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the federal government.

    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 to the observance of the Heritage Month, held during the month of May each year, and through its education, Military and Civilian Award programs. For more information, please visit www.fapac.org

     

  • December 10, 2012 08:38 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    PRESS RELEASE                                                                 For information contact: fapac@fapac.org       
    December 1, 2012                                                                              
    FAPAC ANNOUNCES THE NEW LEADERSHIP TEAM

      

    Theme for 2013: ‘BUILDING LEADERSHIP: EMBRACE THE CULTURAL VALUES AND INCLUSION”

     

    WASHINGTON DC –FAPAC announced the appointments of the Standing and Ad Hoc Committees for 2013 after the installation of the Officers at the National Press Club.

    Program Committee

    Thanh Trang

    Public Relationship Committee

    Grace Spence

    Nomination& Election Committee

    Lily Ho

    Affirmative Employment Committee

    Jane Rolen

    Membership Committee

    Janet Chen

    Chapter Committee

    Parveen Setia

    Conference Committee

    Farook Sait

    Constitution By-Law Committee

    Vanee Komolprasert

    Ethics Committee

    Gerald Tiqui

    Past President

    Farook Sait

    Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity & Inclusion

    Selina Lee

    Ad Hoc Committee on Fundraising

    Vaiyapuri Subramaniam/D K Gurung

    Ad Hoc Committee on Young Professional & Outreach

    Jonathan Lee/Sharon Nickolas

    The new team continues FAPAC’s transformation to move forward as a national organization. The team includes proven leaders from a diverse background, some outside the traditional Metropolitan DC area and initiates FAPAC’s process of succession as we embrace a new generation of leaders who will take the organization to ever greater heights. Through the new Mentoring Program CDHP more leaders are ready to take the challenge. 

    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 to the observance of the Heritage Month, held during the month of May each year, and through its education, Military and Civilian Award programs. For more information, please visit www.fapac.org

  • October 10, 2012 21:27 | Liqun Wong

    Calling all energetic, enthusiastic & fun loving people! If you want to be a part of our many opportunities to help others and be part of the Executive Board (see Announcement for Committee Chairperson Positions).

    For question or comment, contact Fapac@fapac.org

  • September 30, 2012 11:30 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

                                        THEME FOR AAPI HERITAGE MONTH MAY 2013  

    BUILDING LEADERSHIP: EMBRACE THE CULTURAL VALUES AND INCLUSION”

    WASHINGTON DC – The Federal Asian American Council (FAPAC) announced the theme for the AAPI Heritage Month May 2013:

    The theme symbolizes the great variety of cultures Asian Americans and Pacific Americans bring to our society. While acknowledging our different cultural values that lead to innovation and advancement in science, medicine and technology, we have to always be mindful of the importance of inclusion. The latter will acts as cement that will form the foundation of the younger and more diverse workforce that is bringing changes to every agency throughout the federal government. New leadership skills that embrace these changes will bring forth new solutions to age-old problems.

    Through its National Training Program every year FAPAC promotes cultural diversity and equal opportunity. During the event it also showcase the cultures of the many countries on the Asian Continent and across the Pacific. 

    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 to the observance of the Heritage Month, held during the month of May each year, and through its education, Military and Civilian Award programs. For more information, please visit www.fapac.org

  • September 22, 2012 17:12 | Kin Wong (Administrator)
    September 21

    WASHINGTON DC – On September 21, 2012 the Federal Asian American Council (FAPAC) held its Installation and Award Event at the National Press Club in Washington,, DC.

    President - Dr. Kin Wong DOT

    Sr. Vice President for Operation – Peter Nguyen FAA

    Vice President for Committees – Olivia Adrian DOI

    Executive Secretary – Liqun Wong DEA

    Treasurer – Kaye Nitta FDA

    Auditor – Kevin Le FAA

    The team will assume office on October 1, 2012 and serve until September 30, 2014. In her Keynote presentation at the event Congresswoman Judy Chu, Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) spoke of passage of HR683, which expresses congressional regret on the injustice of the China Exclusion Act of 1882 which discriminates one ethnic group for over 60 years. She also commended on the important work that FAPAC does to advance the representation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the federal workforce through its national training program and the mentoring program CDHP that was launched in May.

    Ms Michele Leonhart, Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, presented the work of her agency in protecting the public and the contributions of AAPI. She also commended on the achievements of FAPAC and pledged her continued support.

    Dr. David S. C. Chu, former Under Secretary of Defense, administered the oath of office for all the elected officers. Awards were given to retiring Executive Board members for past service.  Recognition was also given to Farook Sait, Sam T. Mok, Susie Wu, Kaye Nitta, Jimmy Chow, Lily Ho, Darrick and Jonathan Lee. The Departments of Defense and Agriculture and the Drug Enforcement Administration were presented with the Diamond Sponsor Awards. Asian Fortune was presented with an award for being the only publication that reaches out to the entire AAPI community in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area.

    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 its National Leadership Training Conference, held during the month of May each year, and through its Military and Civilian Awards. For more information, please visit www.fapac.org

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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