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Asian American/Pacific Islander Emphasis Program

The Asian American/Pacific Islander Emphasis Program focuses on issues such as employment, promotion, training, career enhancement, and program delivery affecting Asian American/Pacific Islander employees, applicants, and customers in NRCS.  It is NRCS' policy to conduct a positive and continuing program that provides equal employment opportunity for Asian American/Pacific Islanders in all personnel management policies and practices, as well as program delivery participation in NRCS-sponsored programs and activities.

The Asian Pacific Islander Program Manager works toward enhancing equal access to all employment opportunities for Asian Pacific American employees within NRCS. In order to be considered Asian or Pacific Islander an employee must have at least 1/4 of their ancestry from one of the countries listed at the bottom of this web page.

The program seeks to:

  • Promote and establish effective and equitable participation of Asian Pacific Americans in the work force.
  • Enhance career development and advancement of Asian Pacific American employees in NRCS and improve under-representation of Asian Pacific Americans.
  • Encourage awareness of the impact of Asian and Pacific Islander cultures and contributions.
  • Market natural resource conservation programs to the Asian Pacific American communities.

Collage of Asian flags

Visit the Pacific Islander's Cultural Association to learn about each Flag above.


May is Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

Resources

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Information For Students

·         NRCS Scholarships

The following countries are all considered to be part of the Asian-Pacific Islander Complex.

Afghanistan

American Samoa

Australia

Bangladesh

Cambodia

China

Cook Islands

Fiji

French Polynesia

Guam

Hawai`i

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Iran

Japan

Kazakhstan

Kiribati

Malaysia

Maldives

Marshall Islands

Micronesia

Mongolia

Myanmar

Nauru

Nepal

New Caledonia

 

New Zealand

Niue

Norfolk Island

North Korea

Northern Mariana Islands

Pakistan

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Philippines

Pitcairn Islands

Singapore

Solomon Islands

South Korea

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Thailand

The Kingdom of EnenKio Atoll – Wake Island

Tonga

Turkmenistan

Tuvalu

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vietnam

Wake Island – The Kingdom of Enen Kio Atoll

Wallis and Futuna

Western Semoa (Independent State)