Asian American Federal Employees For Non-Discrimination

Advocating for Equal Treatment Within
the Federal Workforce

Our Mission

Asian American Federal Employees for Nondiscrimination (AAFEN) addresses discrimination within the federal government under circumstances where Asian American employees, contractors, service members and fund recipients come under suspicion as national security risks due to their ethnicities or national origins. AAFEN provides affected parties with resources, as well as opportunities to share their stories with policymakers, the media and the public. Learn More >> 

Our Vision

We envision a federal government workforce that represents the broad diversity of the American people. Race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender and sexual orientation should not be barriers to entry into federal service, nor should they hinder assignment or promotion within the U.S. government. Diversity is the strength of our nation, not its weakness. Learn More >> 

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For Individuals

Asian Americans who face discrimination in the federal government often find themselves facing institutional barriers. To reach a favorable outcome for their case, the system has to be reformed. AAFEN collects stories from employees and advocates for policy reforms to address common issues.Employees can also feel isolated. They do not find support from the agency offices that purport to serve employees; therefore, they are on their own to understand their employee rights. AAFEN provides limited support to Asian Americans, e.g. legal referrals, peer support and networking. Learn More >> 

For Policymakers

AAFEN provides consultations and briefings for high-level decision makers in Washington, D.C. on issues negatively affecting Asian Americans. AAFEN reviews and recommends proposed bills and presents policy reform related to security clearance guidelines, assignment restrictions, workplace discrimination, privacy and research security. Learn More >> 

AAFEN’s Impact

AAFEN is a trusted voice. Because of our engagements with federal agencies across the Executive Branch and Congress, AAFEN’s expertise has informed proposed rulemaking and lawmaking. Learn More >>