Muslim Staff Associations

Established Muslim Staff Associations within Government 

MAPS National recognizes the following Muslim staff associations established in various departments and agencies of the U.S. Federal, State and local government. 

These formal associations include Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Affinity Groups (EAGs) or Volunteer Employee Organizations (VEOs), and are a way to cultivate a supportive, welcoming, inclusive and equitable work environment in Federal departments and other public institutions.

MAPS is the first national non-profit that aims to support, reinforce, and sustain Muslim public service professional representation through staff associations, linking formal groups through a national network

Learn more about these groups, the process for starting one at your agency, or forming a MAPS chapter here.

The AMACA mission is to establish an effective presence and promote the positive contributions of Muslim and Arab Americans at the USPTO. This is done through professional development or our members and providing a support network for their careers, participating in USPTO diversity goals, and supporting religious accommodation in the workplace. 

AMACA is one of the largest USPTO-Affinity Groups, with members all over the United States including the USPTO Detroit and Dallas Satellite Offices. It is also one of the oldest, as it continued the work of it’s predecessor the Islamic and Arab American Association (IAAA) (founded in 2001). AMACA is an independent registered 501c3 non-profit association which is owned and operated by its members.

The activities of AMACA do not represent, directly or indirectly, the interests nor official positions of the USPTO.

Founded: 2011

Current President: Ziaul Karim

Contact: AMACA@uspto.gov

USAID Muslims Employee Resource Group (UMERG) is an Employee Resource Group at USAID, whose mission is to foster community and raise awareness among all employees about issues regarding Muslims and the practice of Islam in the United States and in countries where USAID works. UMERG also provides mentoring, resources, and opportunities for employees to learn about USAID and how to achieve career success within the Agency. UMERG also advocates for and facilitates the utilization of employee accommodations for religious practice in the workplace.

The activities of UMERG do not represent, directly or indirectly, the interests nor official positions of USAID.

Founded: 2013

Current President: Katie Qutub

Contactumerg.info@usaid.gov

The Muslim American Public Servants (MAPS) Employee Resource Group is a Federal employee voluntary group approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

MAPS-SBA was established to create an inclusive environment of empowered employees at all levels of the agency. Furthermore, MAPS-SBA serves as a sounding board around strategic diversity and inclusion matters and provides a support system that offers Muslim employees, and those employees who strengthen Muslim relations, a sense of community, camaraderie, and connection to the agency. The mission of MAPS-SBA is to advocate for diversity and inclusion and spread awareness of the Islamic faith and cultural traditions.

The activities of MAPS-SBA do not represent, directly or indirectly, the interests nor official positions of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Founded: 2020

Current President: Jermaine Bilal Perry

Contact: maps@sba.gov

Muslim Americans in Public Service (MAPS) is an employee resource group at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), whose mission is to foster community, religious accommodation, and professional networking among its members.

Particular emphasis and focus among and on behalf of MAPS membership will be dedicated to the practice of public service at the Department and Federal Government level. MAPS also aims to assist DOT with achieving specific strategic human capital business initiatives and serve as a strategic partner in promoting a culture of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion. 

The activities of MAPS-DOT do not represent, directly or indirectly, the interests nor official positions of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Founded: 2020

Current President: Ahmad Maaty

Contact: maps@dot.gov

Mosaic fosters community among and promotes professional development for U.S. Department of State employees identifying as Muslim and those interested in Muslim cultures. Membership is open to individuals of all backgrounds and faiths or no faith. Mosaic provides members with mentoring, professional development and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) resources, and opportunities for employees, and prospective employees, to learn about the U.S. Department of State, and to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity in the Department. 

Founded: 2021

Current President: Usra Ghazi (Overseas Co-Chair); Razi Hashmi (Domestic Co-Chair)

Contact: Mosaic@state.gov

MAPS National and their recognized Chapters make no endorsement or claims of formal affiliation to independent groups and organizations featured above.