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  • May 01, 2018 12:11 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)
    The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) NIH Chapter invites everyone to join the 2018 HHS Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance. This year’s event is co-sponsored by the NIH Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, FAPAC HHS Parklawn Chapter (representing IHS, AHRQ, SAMHSA, and HRSA), USPHS Asian Pacific American Officer Committee, Association of Asian Pacific Islander Employees of CDC and ATSDR, and FDA colleagues. Featured speakers include Ms. Holly Ham, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Dr. Matthew Y.C. Lin, MD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

    Registration is not required for to view the videocast live at

  • April 07, 2018 11:15 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

    FAPAC is proud to announce the Winners of the 2018 Military Meritorious Service Awards!!! Read the Press Release here!!!

  • April 07, 2018 11:00 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

    FAPAC is proud to announce the 2018 Civilian Award Winners! Read the Press Release here!!!

  • April 07, 2018 09:00 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

    FAPAC is proud to announce its 2018 Award Winners!!! Thanks to all the nominees and student applicants! It was a hard decision for the judges with lots of entries! Congratulations to all the winners! The Awards will be presented at this years 33rd National Leadership Training Program!

    Read the Civilian Award Winners Press Release here!

    Read the Military Award Winners Press Release here!

    Read the Scholarship Award Winners Press Release here!

  • January 15, 2018 15:15 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)


    The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) is now accepting applications for its 2018 Career Development Mentoring Program (CDP). The program begins April 2018 through October 2018. Training sessions will be held in the Washington, DC metro area.

    The CDP is a tuition-free program that offers individual mentoring, professional development, and career counseling for high-performing federal employees. Forty participants will be selected for the 2018 program (20 mentors and 20 mentees).

    Mentoring objectives include:

    • A diverse network of dedicated public servants;
    • Strengthening personal goals and career planning;
    • Leadership training; and
    • Access to career advancement workshops.

    Who May Apply:

    • Current federal employees with permanent career status.
    • Mentee candidates must be GS-13 or lower.
    • Mentor candidates must be GS-14 or higher and 8+ years in federal service.

    Application Requirements:

    Submit completed applications by email to Late or incomplete applications will not be considered and marked “ineligible.”

    For more information, visit or contact 2018 FAPAC Program Chairs Cailine Kim  and Sara Kaul at

  • January 02, 2018 01:02 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

    As we wave goodbye to 2017 and say hello to 2018, I want to thank each of you for volunteering and continuously supporting our mission, promoting organizational development and unity, and cultivating new volunteers to be future leaders. It is with FAPAC Member’s support that we are able to do what we do as a team.

    I would also like to remind us about some important upcoming events that the National Board of Directors (NBOD) along with the National Board of Operations (NBOO) are currently working on for 2018 to ensure we meet the mission of FAPAC:

    • January 19, 2018: Kickoff the first-ever 2018 FAPAC Leadership Shadowing Program (LSP) to prepare our future Officers;
    • January 20, 2018: Membership Appreciation & Holiday Dinner;
    • March 30, 2018: FinalIze FAPAC Constitution and Bylaws amendments;
    • April 13, 2018: Kickoff Career Development Mentoring Program (CDP) for High Performers;
    • May 14-17, 2018: National Leadership Training Program (NLTP), Sheraton, Pentagon City;
    • June 30, 2018: Leadership Shadowing Program graduation;
    • July 2018: FAPAC Annual Summer Picnic;
    • August 2018: Election of FAPAC Officers, Regional Directors and Auditor;
    • September 30, 2018: end of the term of the current Administration and end of FAPAC operation year
    • October 2018: FAPAC Installation of the newly Elected Officers Term for 2019-2020; 
    • November 9, 2018: 2018 CDP Mentoring Program graduation.

    I am confident with everyone’s assistance that the above events will be successfully accomplished, as a team we can do it!

    Lastly, in 2017, I saw many new volunteers coming forward to help us succeed and tremendously improved our processes. In 2018, I know that we will remain committed to do even better to serve our members and accomplish more for FAPAC.

    As we kickoff 2018, I wish you a safe, prosperous, and happy New Year!


    Olivia F. Adrian,
    President, Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC)

  • December 23, 2017 06:07 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

    One of my favorite holiday stories is Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The visions of Victorian Christmases, delicious seasonal food and drink, warm family gatherings, a festive generosity of spirit, and the transformation of the main character Ebenezer Scrooge really puts things in perspective for me.  As you may recall, Scrooge was visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. 

    These themes remind me of FAPAC’s past, present and future, which the officers and board of directors have been working on assiduously for the past year. It’s hard to believe that we are halfway through our terms.

    As I reflect on the past year and contemplate FAPAC’s future, here are three thoughts:

    1. At the beginning of my term in October 2016, or FAPAC’s past, we had over 600 members. Now we have over 1,800 members.
    2. In the present, we’re already working on recruiting potential officers through the 2018 Leadership Shadowing Program that start on Jan 19, 2018 and setting up our online voting for officer elections in August 2018. Our Career Development Program for 2018 is scheduled to kick off in February 2018. In addition, we are working hard to prepare for FAPAC’s National Leadership Training Program (NLTP) in May 2018. The NLTP will be held at the Sheraton Pentagon City near the Air Force Memorial in Northern Virginia. We’ll need everyone’s assistance to make this the best training event ever.
    3. You may have received notifications about FAPAC’s future in terms of the development of FAPAC’s first ever strategic plan for the next five years. This is our road map to FAPAC’s 5 year successful plan. It’s important that we know where we came from and where we want to go long after my term ends.

    I, for one, feel blessed to be working with the National Board of Directors (NBOD) and the National Board of Operations (NBOO), surrounded by so many dedicated and talented volunteers. I am extremely grateful to be elected President 15 months ago and thankful to you, our members. Together, we can work to transform FAPAC into an organization we can be proud to call our own. Have a joyous holiday season. I look forward to working with each of you in the New Year. I also hope that you make a special effort this holiday season to spend time with those you love and thank them for their presence and role in your life.

  • November 23, 2017 00:00 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

    Let’s all take a moment and pause and enjoy this beautiful time of the year. Put down your cell phones and other devices. Are you missing important moments with your families, relatives and friends? Have you taken a good look at your growing children? They change so quickly. It may seem that they are always around, but there will come a day when they head out in the world and may not come home again to live. Have you noticed how your parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives are getting older? Our time is limited. Are the messages you are receiving on your devices really that important that you are missing out on the best part of your life with your family and friends?

    The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to take just a few moments to appreciate how lucky we are in our present lives. We have our families. The recent natural disasters have highlighted how quickly our material possessions can disappear. Wildfires can burn our homes and destroy all our possessions. Hurricanes can flood and blow away our residences. If you are about to sit down to a festive meal, remember that in a moment lives can change. Take stock in everyone and everything around you. Savor the people and nourishing food you have in front of you. This is about counting your blessings and telling the people you love how much they mean to you. Life can be unpredictable. Live in and enjoy the moment.

    You are my FAPAC family and I am grateful to have every one of you in my life. Thank you for all you do to make this organization successful in enhancing the lives of all. Thank you for all your support. On behalf of the FAPAC National Board of Directors, let me wish you, your families, and friends a very happy Thanksgiving!


    Olivia Adrian

    President, Federal Asian Pacific American Council

  • November 11, 2017 08:11 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

    “The principle on which this country was founded and by which it has been governed is that Americanism is a matter of mind and heart; Americanism is not, and never was, a matter of race and ancestry,” Franklin Delano Roosevelt said this while signing the Executive Order that created the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in February 1943. The Executive Order created the only all-Japanese unit during World War II.

    On this Veterans Day, I am so proud that Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders have served in the U.S. military since the War of 1812, both sides of the Civil War and all other battles. In January 2017, members of FAPAC and I met Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth. We were able to thank her in person for her service as of the honored veterans. On Veterans Day and every day when you meet someone who has served for our country, please thank them for their service.

    If you would like to share photos of veterans in your family or those you have met, please do so on our Facebook page. Upload your photos of veterans and share their stories. On behalf of the FAPAC National Board of Directors and its members, to all veterans… “We thank you for your service!”


    Olivia Adrian,
    President, Federal Asian Pacific American Council

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