Photo Gallery: DOL Contributes to White House AAPI Conference
(December 3, 2013)
The Regional Interagency Working Group of the White House Initiative on AAPI National Meeting met in the nation's capital December 3-4. Left to right: Paul Chang, WHD West Covina; Christine Park-Gonzalez, EEOC Los Angeles; Cynthia McKnight, HUD New York; James Dement, OSHA San Francisco; Tuan Huynh, WHD Seattle; Diana Chen, EEOC Region IX; Barbara Goto, OSHA San Francisco; Marilyn Shigetani, DHS FEMA Region IX; Linda Li, EEOC San Francisco; Danny Pasquil, WHD West Covina; Herbert Lee, WHD Honolulu; Jeffery Chao, VETS Los Angeles.
The opening event was held at the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
Paul Chang (left) and Danny Pasquil (right), both with the Wage and Hour Division District Office in West Covina, Calif., with Executive Director of the White House Initiative on AAPI Kiran Ahuja.
More than a dozen Labor Department employees from across the U.S. are participating in the regional work groups.
Wage and Hour Division's Danny Pasquil and Herbert Lee won a copy of the presidential proclamation for AAPI month for creating the best tweet during the conference.
Jacob Scott, assistant regional administrator for OSHA in Chicago shared a contribution during one of the workshop sessions.
Jeffery Chao with VETS in Southern Calif., Danny Pasquil with WHD, also in Southern Calif., and Tuan Huynh with WHD in Seattle, welcomed the opportunity to collaborate on how to best serve the Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese and other AAPI cultures in their communities.
Networking with other representatives from their communities and across the country, including with employees from other federal agencies, will help group members in planning the roundtables over the coming year. Left to right: Danny Pasquil (DOL-WHD), Jeffery Chao (DOL-VETS), Tuan Huynh (DOL-WHD Seattle), Michael Chang (Dept. of Education), Herbert Lee (DOL-WHD), Tong Qin (SBA), Jane Suhr (DOL-OFCCP), Paul Chang (DOL-WHD) Lower: Shilpa Ram (Dept. of Education), Diana Chen (EEOC), Linda Li (EEOC), Christine Park-Gonzalez (EEOC).