• 13 Nov 2015 02:43 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) announced the Theme for the observance of 2016 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  The theme is “Walk Together, Embrace Differences, Build Legacies

    FAPAC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing the interests of over 163,000 APA employees in the federal government and the District of Columbia.  FAPAC is established in 1985 and has been the vital force for the AAPIs in the Federal Government including Military and District of Columbia governments. FAPAC is committed to its mission of serving as a conduit through which the interests, issues and representation of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the Federal, State, County, City and District of Columbia governments are addressed and Promoting partnerships with the public and private sectors in the community it serves. 

  • 20 Oct 2015 10:37 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FAPAC and Washington Adventist University will jointly sponsor a Federal Employment Career Fair at the WAU campus in Takoma Park, Maryland on 11/19/2015.   This is a can't miss opportunity to learn about internship opportunities and permanent job vacancies in the Federal Government and to meet students and job seekers face to face for agency recruiters. It is FREE. Following federal agencies will be presented at the event:

    1. OPM - Office of Personnel Management
    2. EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
    3. USDA/NRCS - Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service
    4. USDA/ARC - Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service
    5. USDA/FS - Department of Agriculture/Forest Service
    6. USDA/FSA – Department of Agriculture/Farm Service Agency
    7. NRC - Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    8. Smithsonian Institution
    9. Peace Corp
    10. NGB/ANG - National Guard Bureau /Army National Guard
    11. VA - Department of Veterans Affairs
    12. HHS - Department of Human and Health Services
    13. HHS/CMS - Department of Human and Health Services /Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    14. CIA - Central Intelligence Agency
    15. DOT/FHA - Dept. of Transportation/Federal Highway Safety Administration
    16. DNI - Intelligent Community
    17. DOJ/FBI/WFO – Department of Justice/Federal Bureau of Investigation/Washington Field Office
    18. DOJ/DEA/WDO – Department of Justice/Drug Enforcement Administration/Washington DC Division Office
    19. DOJ/ATF – Department of Justice/ Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
    20. DHS/TSA – Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration
    21. DHS/FEMA - Department of Homeland Security /Federal Emergency Management Agency
    22. DHS/FLETC - Department of Homeland Security /Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) 
    23. DHS/CBP - Department of Homeland Security/Customs and Border Protection
    24. DHS/USSS - Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Secret Service
    25. DHS/USCIS - Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    26. DOI – Department of Interior
    27. DLA – Defense Logistics Agency
    28. FAA - Federal Aviation Administration
    29. EPA - Environmental Protection Agency   

    For information please contact:  

    Liqun Wong, Chair of Public Relations, Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) at liqun.wong@gmail.com or call 703-577-1277.

    Fitzroy Thomas, Associate Dean, Washington Adventist University Center for Student Success at fhomas@wau.edu or call 301-891-4115

  • 20 Oct 2015 09:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) will hold its 31st Annual National Leadership Training Program (NLTP) from May 9-13, 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton at the Entrance of Universal Studio Orlando, Florida to coincide with the observance of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  The FAPAC NLTP is a great opportunity for the federal employees in obtaining leadership training as well as gaining useful information in regarding to the current policies directly affecting the federal employees. Each year the NLTP draw large attendees and it has been a best platform of networking and exchanging information. It will also offer free seminars and programs specifically designed for veterans and students to help the veterans obtain benefit and other opportunities available to them as well as to help the students gain valuable opportunities to visit agencies exhibitor booth and meet the their representatives.  FAPAC has been partnering with DoD and other federal agencies on the recognition of our military and civilian employees and managers each year. Go to 2016 NLTP page for program details. Online Registration is open now.

    For Inquiry, Please contact the Conference Chairs 

    M. Farook Sait at FAPACNLTP@verizon.net Tel: 202-276-5529
    Dr. Kin Wong at fapac@fapac.org  Tel: 301-538-6089

  • 30 May 2015 01:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Commandant, Admiral Paul Zukunft, delivered the keynote address at the 2015 Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Training Program, where he reiterated the importance of FAPAC to the Coast Guard’s future as an adaptable, specialized and diverse workforce in a complex operating environment.    

    Admiral Zukunft, along with FAPAC President Ms. Grace Spence, presented Lieutenant Commander Dominique Samonte with a special achievement award before enjoying cultural presentation featuring different Asian cultures.

    In addition to the Commandant’s participation at FAPAC opening ceremonies, Lieutenant Daniel Han and Lieutenant Junior Grade Luke D’Lima were recognized as 2015 FAPAC Military Meritorious Service Award recipients!  

  • 29 May 2015 02:02 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Left to right: Grace Spence, President of FAPAC; Teresa Hollingsworth, Chief, Outreach and Policy, ODNI; Deborah Kircher, Assistant Director of ODNI, Doris Johnson, ODNI
    On May 1st, 2015, Intelligent Community (IC) held its Spring IC Heritage Community Liaison Council meeting in Downtown Washington DC. Over 20 organizations attended the meeting. ODNI CHCO staff informed Council members about the IC Applicant Gateway which will provide a portal for IC career information in a new website (IntelligenceCareers.gov) and, ultimately, a mechanism to apply to a number of IC agencies through one central location.  The new website will be operational as of October 2015 and will include career information for DIA, NGA, NSA and ODNI.   The actual capability to apply for vacancies at those agencies through the IntelligencCareers.gov will be available in the fall of 2016. FAPAC is committed to collaborate with IC in increasing the diversity workforce.  
  • 11 May 2015 17:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Article by Vanee Komolprasert, Federal Asian Pacific American Council, FDA


    On May 4-8, 2015, the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) hosted the 30th National Leadership Training Program (NLTP) at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, in Rockville, Maryland. 

    HHS held an Agency Forum to celebrate the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month observance.  The Agency Forum brings together senior leaders and staff to discuss important Department-wide matters with their employees. 

    The Forum featured a keynote address by John Gill, HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources; and a presentation on “State of Asian Americans at HHS” by Wilfredo Sauri, Director, HHS Data Analytics and Reporting Division. There was also a panel discussion on “Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion” by Debra C. Chew, Director, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, National Institutes of Health, Luben Montoya, HHS Section Chief/Senior Advisor for Civil Rights Policy, Civil Rights Division, Office of Civil Rights, Carol M. Moulton, Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Food and Drug Administration, and Bonita V. White, Director, HHS Diversity & Inclusion Division. 

    Panelists Mr. Luben Montoya, Ms. Debra C. Chew, Ms. Carol M. Moulton, and Ms. Bonita V. White


    The Forum included an abbreviated workshop on “Understanding Unconscious Bias” presented by B. Winona Chestnut, Diversity Program Manager, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Office of Equal Opportunity, Civil Rights and Diversity Management, and presentations on “HHS Initiatives on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Health” by CAPT Samuel Wu, Public Health Advisor, Office of the Secretary, “Health Disparity Efforts” by Dr. Cara V. James, Director, Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and “Advancing AANHPI Health” by Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Director, Office of Minority Health.

    The Forum was broadcast via Adobe Connect to allow HHS employees, throughout the country, to participate. The program was well-attended, with more than 100 participants on-site.

    Survey results showed the Forum was well-received with strong support to continue addressing AAPI-related topics in the future.  

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