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Become an APAEA member today! (it's free)

If you area current U.S. Forest Service employee and are a new member or you would like to update your previous membership, please visit our Sharepoint site and fill your information in the member directory. Beyond just your basic contact information, we’d like to learn more about you to better facilitate networking opportunities among APAEA members. You are, however, free to provide as much or as little information as you want.

Have questions? Here are some Q & A’s on becoming a member.

Membership requirements and rights from the Constitution & Bylaws, Article III. Membership

1. Requirements

1.1 APAEA Membership is open all permanent, temporary, and retired Forest Service employees who are committed to supporting the Mission and Objectives, regardless of their ethnicity, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or familial status.

1.2 Forest Service employees may join APAEA at any time by contacting the Chair or Executive Committee.

1.3 Members shall comply with all legal requirements and policies imposed on USDA-recognized employee associations.

2. Rights

2.1 All Members shall have voting privileges on applicable APAEA activities and decisions.

2.2 Members, including the Chair and Executive Committee, may serve as resources to Forest Service leadership on issues regarding Asian/Pacific Islander employees and public, however, APAEA or its Members do not comprehensively represent the broad array of perspectives among all Asian/Pacific Islanders.

2.3 APAEA Members shall be referred to as “Members” in the Constitution and Bylaws.

The APAEA Working Group

The APAEA Working Group is a voluntary group that was initiated in 2014 and consists of members who are interested in helping out with APAEA-specific projects. If you would like to join the Working Group, please email APAEA. Current projects are listed under the heading Projects. We are looking for people with different skill sets, including but not limited to: writing/editing, web design, event coordination, and new ideas. Monthly conference calls on the third Tuesday of each month where Working Group members share ideas on what they are interested in working on. We work around your schedules and always need help from passionate individuals.