Purpose:  The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) and the promotion of diversity and inclusion among the Federal and District of Columbia Government work force and the AAPI communities.

Event and Date: The award will be given out at the FAPAC National Leadership Training Program held each year in the month of May to coincide with the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

 

Performance Period:  Each Fiscal Year or Calendar Year

Submission Deadline: the end of February

Point of Contact:  Awards@fapac.org 

 

The Award Categories are:

1)       Outstanding Individual Leadership: Individual who has shown bold leadership and innovative ways in promoting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action and Diversity.

2)       Excellence in Individual Achievement: Individual who has shown the greatest contribution toward the AAPI representation at all levels as compared to the total AAPI population as a whole.

3)       Diversity Excellence: Individual who has shown a remarkable contribution towards diversity and inclusion through collaboration and against all odds.

Eligibility: Active Federal Government employees including DoD civilian employees. The nomination package from a submitting Agency official must:

1.               Ensure that complete information be provided for Nominee and the Nominating Official (see submission form attached).

2.               Ensure that his/her Nominating Official follow the selection criteria guidelines that best fit the Nominee for consideration as described below.

3.               Ensure that the Letter of Nomination by the Nominating Official does not exceed two (2) pages (single-spaced, 12 font size) that highlights and specifies the achievements related to Nominee for award consideration.  The Nominee’s curriculum vitae (CV) or resume may be attached to supplement the Nominating Official’s submission.

4.               Ensure that all documents and nominations be submitted by the Nominating Official NO LATER THAN February 29

The Nominating Official must ensure that each agency is limited to one civilian nominee in each category and one nominee in each grade cluster: Grade 1-12, Grade 13-15, and SES.

Process: A panel of judges will make the selection and notify individuals and nominating offices. Each awardee will receive a formal invitation and two complimentary administration tickets to the award ceremony. FAPAC does not cover travel expenses of the awardees.

Questions in regard to this award can be directed to Awards@FAPAC.org

 

About FAPAC Military Meritorious Service Award:

Purpose:  The FAPAC Military Meritorious Service Awards honor military members, men and women, who have supported the DoD mission, overseas contingency operations, or whose attributes best epitomized the qualities and core values of their respective Military Service or other DoD Component.

Event and Date: The award will be given out at the FAPAC National Leadership Training Program held each year in the month of May to coincide with the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. 

Performance Period:  Each Fiscal Year or Calendar Year

Submission Deadline: the end of February

Point of Contact:  Awards@fapac.org 

 

Eligibility: Military members and a maximum of 12 awards may be presented. One each to a service member from the following Components:  Army Active, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Navy Active, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Active, Marine Corps Reserve, Air Force Active, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Coast Guard Active, and Coast Guard Reserve.

Process:

1.       Various DoD Component organizations may select award winners based upon set criteria and assemble award winner packages to Award@FAPAC.org

2.      Various DoD Components Diversity or Service MEO office may forward nomination package directly to FAPAC Awards Committee at Award@FAPAC.org

Nomination or winner packages shall include, at minimum, the items listed below. Incomplete packages shall not be considered. 

a.     Cover or transmittal memorandum. 

b.       Award Nomination Transmittal Form

c.       A narrative describing the award winner’s accomplishments warranting the recognition specific to the award as a Microsoft Word document not to exceed two pages (single-spaced, 12-pitch font, with 1 inch left and right margins).  Please do not send scanned or PDF documents.

d.       An award citation highlighting the award winner’s accomplishments as a Microsoft Word document (single-spaced, not to exceed twelve lines of narrative, 12-pitch font, with 1 inch left and right margins).  Please do not send a scanned or pdf document.

e.        A single-spaced biography of the award winner not to exceed one page. 

f.        A digital head and shoulders color or black-and-white photograph of the award winner (.jpg format preferred). 

General Evaluation Criteria (in any of the following areas): 

a.       The nominee fostered an innovative and harmonic environment between the military and Asian Pacific American civilian Community.

b.       The nominee distinguished himself or herself by promoting the tenets of civil/human rights, equal opportunity, human relations, and/or public service.

c.        The nominee displayed exceptional character that distinguishes an individual as an outstanding leader, role model or mentor by promoting the development or advancement of all DoD personnel including women and minorities. 

d.       The nominee contributed to the equal opportunity for selection, promotion or retention of women and minorities in senior grade level positions and under-represented occupations.

e.        The nominee believed in and practiced the tenets of a democratic society, including the U.S. Constitution undefined the belief that all people are created equal, and that freedom is a right that must be protected at all times.

f.        The nominee assisted in overcoming discrimination and eliminating barriers that hinder equal opportunity for all members of the Armed Forces and civilians including women and minorities in the Armed Forces.

g.        The nominee supported the full integration and promotion of all DoD personnel to include minorities and women within the Armed Forces and civilian workforce.

h.       The nominee created opportunities that support and contribute to the mentorship, development, advancement or retention of all personnel including women and minorities in government service consistent with merit principles.

i.         The nominee created job or training opportunities that will support and contribute to advancement of all Service members including women and minorities in the Armed Forces or civilian workforce.

There will be 12 total awards presented; one each to a service member from the following Components:  Army Active, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Navy Active, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Active, Marine Corps Reserve, Air Force Active, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Coast Guard Active, and Coast Guard Reserve.

 

 

 

 

 

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