10 Reasons to Join FAPAC
1. FAPAC SHARES YOUR CONCERNS:
FAPAC is the primary national nonprofit organization dedicated to the interests of the Asian/Pacific American issues in Federal Government. FAPAC is made up of members who share your interests, your concerns, and your problems.
2. FAPAC IS AN ADVOCATE:
FAPAC is an inter-agency organization of Asian Pacific American employees, representing over 100 Federal agencies and the District of Columbia government. FAPAC addresses issues affecting AAPIs in the federal workplace. FAPAC promotes equal opportunity and cultural diversity for Asian Pacific Americans within the Federal and District of Columbia Governments.
3. FAPAC IS AN EMPLOYEE RESOURCE SUPPORT GROUP:
FAPAC can be an excellent resource for help and counsel on issues affecting your career opportunity and training development. FAPAC members have access to a job bank, network directories, and training library of videos and tapes.
4. FAPAC IS A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION:
FAPAC sponsors a National Leadership Training Conference which brings together national leaders and experts to address issues related to AAPIs. The annual Congressional Seminar provides a unique training opportunity for you to get involved and develop contacts with Members of Congress, providing you an exposure to congressional issues in our government.
5. FAPAC IS A COMMUNITY RESOURCE:
FAPAC serves as a driving force in the Asian community helping to support community outreach and help building effective solutions to community problems such as hate crimes, disability accessibility, student programs, health issues, immigration policies, and voter registration. The skills you develop on the job can be invaluable in promoting community activities through your FAPAC membership.
6. FAPAC IS NETWORKING:
By becoming a member of FAPAC, you are becoming a part of an organization that includes federal workers from all levels of government and all areas of the public workforce. By keeping yourself in the FAPAC network, you get to meet experts from around the country, employers from other agencies, and pick up information and resources that can help you professionally and in your personal growth.
7. FAPAC IS A CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
By getting involved, you can make a difference. FAPAC provides individual volunteers opportunities for leadership and to use their talents in making a contribution and showing personal commitment. You can sell your ideas and use your skills to help make a difference in committees and projects. You can help resolve the institutional and socioeconomic problems you face in the workplace and in the community.
8. FAPAC KEEPS YOU INFORMED:
FAPAC keeps you up to date with the latest developments affecting the AAPI federal workers. We maintain a web site that you can access for membership resources, announcements, and updates.
9. FAPAC RECOGNIZES YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
Each year FAPAC gives out awards to those who have made a major contribution to the AAPI community and recognizes members who demonstrate outstanding support and leadership in accomplishing the goals and objectives of FAPAC. Individual Chapters also recognize such achievements. These awards help you develop your track record and strengthen your career advancement opportunity in federal government service.
10 FAPAC MEANS THE RIGHT THING TO DO:
FAPAC is the chance you have been waiting for if you have a belief of doing the right thing. It provides you a forum to serve people in your community. To be a part of the growing movement of AAPIs in federal government, you need to participate in community issues that will affect AAPIs in politics, economics, education, health and social development. FAPAC needs you to voice your concerns and be united with us in one voice, one mission, and one goal. If you are interested to make the community a better place for the future of our children, you should consider FAPAC.
The membership of FAPAC shall consist of chapters and members-at-large who have subscribed to the standards and ethics of FAPAC, pay FAPAC dues and, in the case of chapters having been granted a charter, continue to function in compliance with the conditions set forth in National FAPAC Bylaws, and the policies established by the Executive Board. Membership in FAPAC is open to any person who meets the eligibility requirements described above.
Regular membership is granted to active federal employees including military personnel and DC government employees. The membership fee is $36.00 annual and $300 lifetime.
Associate membership is granted to non-federal government employees including retirees, contractors, students, corporate workers, etc. Associate members have all rights and enjoy all benefits as the regular members except that they cannot run for office. The membership fee is $24.00 annual and $150.00 lifetime.
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