Recognition of APAEA was first recognized by the Chief of the Forest Service in 1993, and was recently recognized by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in July 2011. The “new” APAEA is aimed at bringing together previous APAEA members and early and mid-career employees in meeting our Mission:
1.To promote Asian/Pacific Islander employee career development, leadership, talent management and retention in the Forest Service.
2.To enhance the Forest Service’s cultural and intergenerational competency in serving its employees and diverse public.
3. To provide a forum for those interested in Asian/Pacific Islander issues and opportunities to network, mentor, share common ground, seek solutions, and cultivate a sense of community.
For more information:
- USDA approval letter (7/15/2011)
- APAEA’s declaration statement as a welfare and recreation organizatio (5/23/2011)USDA Departmental Regulation DR-4020-251-01 , Welfare and Recreation Organizations