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Asian American/Pacific Islander Emphasis Program (AAPI)

Observance Month:  May

Hello.  Welcome to the NRCS - Idaho Asian American Pacific Islander Special Emphasis Program webpage. Asia and the Pacific Islands cover a vast region comprised of nearly 80 countries and groups of islands that stretch from Russia (yes, Russia) in the north to French Polynesia in the south.  It is the goal of the AAPI manager to reach out to those that are either direct or indirect descendents of these countries and promote awareness of the many career opportunities that the NRCS has to offer.

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Idaho Civil Rights AAPI website.  If you have questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Brett Ingles

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Idaho's Asian/Pacific Islander Emphasis Program applies sound program practices in administering the program. These practices include:

  • Assess the problems, needs, and opportunities critical to success;
  • Identify available resources;
  • Establish long range and annual goals consistent with the objectives of the program;
  • Develop and implement an annual plan of operations that identifies specific activities to be initiated and/or completed during the fiscal year;
  • Monitor and evaluate progress in completing activities and meeting established objectives;
  • Increase the total number of Asian/Pacific Islanders in all Professional, Administrative, Technical, Clerical, and other categories, series, and all grade levels;
  • Eliminate concentrations of Asian/Pacific Islanders in single interval series to diversify and create advancement opportunities;
  • Encourage the participation of Asian/Pacific Islanders in all NRCS-sponsored programs and activities;
  • Provide a network of professional support for Asian/Pacific Islanders;
  • Ensure that the Asian/Pacific Islanders community receives equal treatment in all aspects of employment; and
  • Provide opportunities to participate in training and training programs such as career enhancement, graduate studies, and others.

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Idaho Program Contact

Brett Ingles, Asian/Pacific Islander Emphasis Program Manager, (208) 378-5690