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FAPAC Announces Theme for 2019 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
WASHINGTON, DC – The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), the premier organization representing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments, is proud to announce the theme for the observance of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May 2019: Unite Our Mission by Engaging Each Other. This year’s theme is a continuation of our “Unite” series and focuses on leadership and engagement to advance the AAPI community.
Results from the 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey indicate that 68% of Federal employees government-wide felt an overall sense of engagement based on three categories: leadership, supervisor relationship, and their roles in the workplace. The Office of Personnel Management defines engagement as “An employee’s sense of purpose that is evident in their display of dedication, persistence and effort in their work or overall attachment to their organization and its mission.” This year, FAPAC will leverage the compelling mission of public service by equipping government leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to continue increasing employee engagement and make our communities better places to live and work. Unite Our Mission by Engaging Each Other encourages AAPI participation in civic engagement and empowers leaders at all levels.
FAPAC invites all employees of the Federal and DC governments, including the military, to the 2019 National Leadership Training Program (NLTP) - a reputable training opportunity for public servants. The 34th Annual NLTP will be held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama on May 13-16, 2019 and is a celebration of AAPI Heritage Month each May. The NLTP offers high-quality training, networking opportunities, and practical strategies for personal and professional development as it relates to the 2019 theme. During this three-day training, FAPAC recognizes high-performing individuals with a presentation of the Civilian Awards, Uniformed Services Awards, and a $5,000 Distinguished Public Service Scholarship. The NLTP will also host a free career exhibition and development programs for students and Veterans interested in public service. Visit www.fapac.org/NLTP to learn more.
FAPAC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing the interests of over 111,000 AAPI employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments. Since 1985, FAPAC has been committed to its mission of promoting equal opportunity and cultural diversity for Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the Federal and District of Columbia governments. FAPAC encourages the participation and advancement of AAPIs in the government workforce.