The Joint Employment Equity Committee (JEEC) provides a national forum that includes the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS), the Public Service Commission (PSC), Bargaining Agents and departmental representatives. Others with Employment Equity and diversity responsibilities or expertise, including a youth representative, may be invited to collaborate on the development, implementation and revision of public service wide policies and practices that may impact designated groups under the Employment Equity Act.
The JEEC acts as the NJC's vehicle for Employment Equity and diversity analysis, and provides the NJC with Employment Equity and diversity related input, as well as, advice and recommendations related to emerging policies and practices in the federal public service:
- Undertaking timely and relevant analysis/review from an Employment Equity and diversity lens. Analysis from an Employment Equity and diversity lens is understood as:
- Considering the Employment Equity impacts and implications of policy and practice modifications on the designated groups;
- Ensuring that intersections among designated groups—including gender identity and sexual orientation related issues are considered when impacts and implications are assessed.
- Periodically undertaking system wide reviews and analysis on Employment Equity and diversity related issues.
To achieve its mandate, the JEEC relies on:
- Transparent and timely sharing of Employment Equity and diversity related information among all Committee members (including Employment Equity data summaries gathered through various employer controlled systems);
- A consistent approach to referring issues to JEEC for consultation, collaboration, input and analysis; and,
- Engagement with the NJC Executive with regard to emerging priorities.
Committee Advisor: David.Le@njc-cnm.gc.ca
Quarterly Report to the National Joint Council (September 2018)
- The Committee has three (3) times since the last Council meeting.
- The Committee has been very active providing feedback on a number of initiatives currently ongoing in the public service.
- JLP’s Occupational Health and Safety Joint Study;
- PSPC’s GCworkplace;
- TBS’ Diversity and Inclusion Action plan;
- TBS’ Directive on Employment Equity, Diversity and Inclusion which was updated via the Policy Reset exercise; and
- Labour Program – Bill C-65 and the proposed regulatory amendments for harassment and violence.
- The Committee also received a number of informational presentations which will assist in the long term planning and analysis of EE issues:
- TBS’ methodology behind workforce availability estimates;
- Statistics Canada – Highlights on immigration and ethnocultural diversity; and
- PSC’s Anonymized Recruitment Pilot Project.
Next meeting: October 10, 2018