As of November 20, 2008, NCAPA welcomes information from individuals interested in positions that are Presidential Appointments with Senate Confirmation and Presidential Appointments within the Executive Branch, Departments, and Independent Agencies (please refer to the Plum Book for further information (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/plumbook/2008/index.html). We recommend that individuals interested in Presidential Appointments with Senate Confirmation and Presidential Appointments within the Departments of Treasury, Justice, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, and State apply as soon as possible. The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, founded in 1996, is a coalition of twenty-five Asian Pacific American organizations around the country. Based in Washington D.C, NCAPA serves to represent the interests of the greater AA and NHPI communities and to provide a national voice for AA and NHPI issues.
In order to ensure diversity and inclusion at all levels of government, various minority and civil rights organizations are recommending individuals for positions within the new Administration. In that spirit, NCAPA will be embarking on a process to recommend qualified candidates of Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander (NHPI) descent to certain positions within the new Administration. Details below:
NCAPA will accept information on an ongoing basis. We recommend that individuals interested in Presidential Appointments with Senate Confirmation and Presidential Appointments within the Departments of Treasury, Justice, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, and State submit information by November 22nd, 2008 at 6PM EST/5PM CST/3PM PST (see below for process).
· Presidential appointments include high-level positions such as Deputy Assistant Secretary; Assistant Secretary; or Assistant Attorney General, etc. Most of these high-level positions will likely be filled by national or state elected officials, state administrators, CEO's of major corporations or nonprofits and/or those who contributed significantly to the campaign either in volunteer hours and/or financially.
· As you consider whether to apply to the Administration for a Presidential Appointment, please keep in mind that most of these positions will require relocation and a detailed vetting process which includes financial disclosures and background checks.
· Please also note that a recommendation from NCAPA does not guarantee an offer from the Administration. We suggest that you use multiple options to move your applications forward and to follow the application process outlined at www.change.gov.
To be Considered by NCAPA
· What to Send: Please submit a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae; and list of references. The cover letter should identify at minimum three agencies and positions of interest to you. Send attachments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of the email, please put your full name and indicate the agencies of interest to you (such as “First Name, Last Name: Treasury; Justice; and State”).
· Review by NCAPA: A Transition Committee of NCAPA will review resumes. During the review process, NCAPA will look to the following criteria: (a) qualifications and professional record of accomplishments; (b) record of community and policy service; and (c) awareness/understanding of AA and NHPI communities and issues. Due to time and capacity constraints, only candidates that NCAPA would like to recommend will be contacted to obtain further information.
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