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Asian American/Pacific Islander Special Emphasis Program

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


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Asian American Pacific Islander Information for Students:


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

Afghanistan New Zealand
American Samoa Niue
Australia Norfolk ISlands
Bangledesh North Korea
Cambodia Northern Mariana Islands
China Pakistan
Cook Islands Palau
Fiji Papua New Guinea
French Polynesia Philippines
Guam Pitcairn Islands
Hawai'i Singapore
Hong Kong Solomon Islands
India South Korea
Iran Taiwan
Japan Tajikistan
Kazakhstan Thailand
Kiribati The Kingdom of EnenKio Atoll -- Wake Island
Malaysia Tonga
Maldives Turkmenistan
Marshall Islands Tuvalu
Micronesia Uzbekistan
Mongolia Vanuatu
Myanmar Vietnam
Nauru Wake Island -- The Kingdom of Enen Kio Atoll
Nepal Wallis and Futuna
New Caledonia Western Samoa (Independent State)

Contact Information

Geri Montgomery
Special Emphasis Program Manager
(724) 662-3740, ext. 101