Spring 2016 Newsletter

Download a PDF of the Spring 2016 Newsletter National Chair's Corner - Chinling Chen Thanks for taking the time to read this issue of the APAEA newsletter. APAEA is an employee network de-signed for Forest Service employees. APAEA has helped me personally to build my professional network, and I would like to give back to … Continue reading Spring 2016 Newsletter

APAEA 2015 Election Results

The votes have been tallied and we have the results of our 2015 APAEA Election!  Please join us in welcoming the new APAEA National Chair and Executive Committee members for the January 2016-December 2017 term: National Chair Chinling Chen Executive Committee Arvind Bhuta Irvin Fox-Fernandez Anne Poopatanapong Feliciana "Fely" Schaible Chinling has been an APAEA Executive … Continue reading APAEA 2015 Election Results

US Forest Service employee Joy Barney receives national honor

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. December 2, 2015 - U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) Conservation Education Program Specialist, Joy Barney recently received the Gifford Pinchot Pacific Southwest Region Interpreter and Conservation Educator of the Year Award. Named in honor of the first Chief of the Forest Service, the annual award is a … Continue reading US Forest Service employee Joy Barney receives national honor

FAPAC May 9-13, 2016

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) announced the Theme for the observance of 2016 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: "Walk Together, Embrace Differences, Build Legacies" FAPAC will hold its 31st Annual National Leadership Training Program (NLTP) from May 9-13, 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton at the Entrance of Universal Studio … Continue reading FAPAC May 9-13, 2016

2015 APAEA Elections Are Open, Meet the Candidates

We are happy to announce the nominees for the upcoming vacant Chair and Executive Committee positions.  For the National Chair Chinling Chen is running unopposed.  Chinling is currently an Executive Committee member and will be able to hit the ground running as the APAEA Chair. To fill the four vacant Executive Committee positions we have a … Continue reading 2015 APAEA Elections Are Open, Meet the Candidates

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month

by Melissa C. Wilson, R1 EEO Specialist “My disability is one part of who I am" is the 2015 theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which is celebrated each October. National Disability Employment Awareness Month seeks to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. … Continue reading October is Disability Employment Awareness Month

Call for Nominations: National Chair and 4 Executive Committee Positions

The National Chair position and Four (of our five) Executive Committee Member positions opening up soon! The newly elected Chair and Executive Committee Members will serve from January 2016 through December 2017. Outgoing National Chair, Elizabeth Berger and outgoing Executive Committee Members;  Annette Delos-Santos, Chinling Chen, Danielle Cochran and Robin Gyorgyfalvy have served in their leadership roles. … Continue reading Call for Nominations: National Chair and 4 Executive Committee Positions

Special Edition APAEA Newsletter!

We are very pleased to share with you the Special Edition Asian Pacific American Employees Association (APAEA) Newsletter for Spring/Summer 2015. This newsletter focuses on a few APAEA highlights from the 2015 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month back in May, including: The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) National Leadership Training, including NFS Deputy Chief … Continue reading Special Edition APAEA Newsletter!

The Winner of the APA Heritage Month Poster Competition Requests Mentoring Session With Woodsy Owl

The Fox-Fernandez Family were the winners of this year's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Forest Service poster competition.  They produced a creative poster that captured this year's theme and included the whole family in the process.  Liz Berger, National Chair of the Asian Pacific American Employee Association (APAEA) together with the FS WO Civil Rights … Continue reading The Winner of the APA Heritage Month Poster Competition Requests Mentoring Session With Woodsy Owl

Winner and 1st Runner Up Announced for APAEAs 2015 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Poster Competition

Congratulations to the Fox-Fernandez Family!  The APAEA EC committee selected their submission as the winner of this year's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Poster Competition.  The committee felt it was very creative and true to the theme of "Many Cultures, One Voice:  Promote Equality and Inclusion." As the winner of the contest the Fox-Fernandez family … Continue reading Winner and 1st Runner Up Announced for APAEAs 2015 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Poster Competition