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: Jennifer.Purdy@njc-cnm.gc.ca
Quarterly Report to the National Joint Council (December 2018)
- The Committee has not met since the last Council meeting.
- The Committee wishes to note the departure of Carl Gannon, Bargaining Agent Side Co-Chairperson and thank him for his contribution to the Committee.
- The Committee also wishes to note the departure of Barbara Brownlee, from JUS, and thank her for her many years of service to the Committee.
- The Committee welcomed a new Employer Side member, Danièle Saccà, from JUS.
- In November, the Committee welcomed a new Employer Side Co-Chairperson, Erika Nahm, from CSPS.
- In light of the change in both Co-Chairpersons on the JEEC, the Committee has been unable to meet in the last quarter. That being said, the Committee is looking forward to revisiting its work plan in the new year and continuing to move forward with meaningful work.
Next meeting: TBD