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Asian American/Pacific Islander Program

Asian American/Pacific Islander Program Manager (AI/PIPM):
Steve Kemmerle, 302-856-3990 x3, Georgetown Service Center, Sussex County, DE

The Asian Pacific Islander Organization (APIO), a non-profit organization, was established in May of 1998.  The purpose of the organization is to provide a forum for employees to exchange ideas, network, mentor, train, and add value to the agency by being a linguistic, cultural and ethnic bridge to communities and other employee organizations.

The organization focuses attention on the under-representation of Asian Pacific Islander employees and serve in an advisory role to address methods of recruitment, retention, and promotion. In assisting the agency to achieve workforce diversity goals, this organization helps to enhance outreach, as well as promotes access and delivery of agency programs to historically under-served communities.

Visit the National APIO website for additional information at

APIO News:

April 2008 Newsletter

Interesting Facts (U.S. Census Bureau)

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, 2010

Proclamation from President Bush

Asian American/Pacific Islander Poster -2007-2008

Defining Asian


Hawaiian Islands

The Pacific Islands


The Philippines

Did You Know?

Did you know that Chinese and Filipinos were brought to America in the 1600s? Or, that in 1898 the US won Hawaii and the Philippines after the Spanish-American War?

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