Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander - Legal

Regulations:

EEOC Regulations require that "the head of the agency shall designate… such Special Emphasis Program managers… as may be necessary to carry out the functions described in Part 1614 in all organizational units of the agency and at all agency installations” (29 C.F.R. § 1614.102(b)(4)).

Executive Orders

Executive Order 14031, May 28, 2021, Issued by President Joseph R. Biden – Advancing Equity, Justice, and Opportunity for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

Executive Order 138702, May 13, 2019, Issued by President Joseph R. Biden – Economic Empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Executive Order 13515, October 14, 2009, Issued by President Barack Obama – Increasing Participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Federal Programs.

Executive Order 13339, May 13, 2004, Issued by President George W. Bush – Increased economic opportunity for, and business participation of, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. It improved the quality of life of over fourteen million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders living in the United States and the U.S. and Pacific Island jurisdictions. This Order affirms and augments a prior Executive Orders, (13515, 13125 (Amended) and 13216) which established the President's Advisory Commission and a Federal Interagency Working Group on Asians Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Executive Order 13216, June 6, 2001, Issued By President George W. Bush – Increased Opportunity and Improving Quality of Life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Executive Order 13125 (Amended), June 7, 1999, Issued by President William J. Clinton – Increased participation of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Federal Programs.

Other Laws and Proclamations

Presidential Proclamation on Asian American and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2021, Issued on April 30, 2021 by President Joseph R. Biden - Designated May 2021 as AANHPI Heritage Month.

Congressional Law, Pub. L. 102-450, October 23, 1992 – Permanently designated May of each year as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.

Congressional Resolution, Pub. L. 102-42 - Passed unanimously by Congress and signed by President George W.W. Bush on May 14, 1991. Law requested that the President proclaim May, 1991 and May, 1992 as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Months.

Congressional Resolution, Pub. L. 101-283, May 9, 1990 - To expand Asian/Pacific American Heritage month from a week-long celebration to a month-long celebration.

Presidential Proclamation 6130, May 7, 1990, Issued by President George H.W. Bush - Designated May 1990 as the first Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.

Presidential Proclamation 4650, March 28, 1979, Issued by President Carter - Designated the week beginning May 4, 1979 as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week.

Congressional Resolution, Pub. L. 95-419, October 5, 1978 - Commemorates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week during the first week of each May.