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 (June 2018)
- The Committee has not met since the last Council meeting.
- The Committee finalized its year-end Report for 2017-2018 as well as its Work Plan for 2018-2019 which were both presented to the Executive Committee at their April retreat.
- In accordance with its key priorities for 2018-2019, the Committee seeks to obtain more comprehensive data to better understand the state of EE in the Federal Public Service as it is evolving. In that regard, the Committee intends to:
- Request updates from departments regarding their response to the various reports and recommendations released by groups concerned with issues of EE, Diversity and Inclusion (e.g. JTF on Diversity and Inclusion, JTF on Mental Health in the Workplace, Aboriginal circles…etc.);
- Develop a questionnaire to explore EE administration and EE programs currently underway within departments; and
- Explore trends in immigration and citizenship attainment to better assist in long terms planning and analysis of the future workforce.
- The Committee anticipates providing input on a number of ongoing initiatives in the Public Service. Input will be provided on initiatives such as:
- The Public Service Commission’s New Direction in Staffing Policy and their Name-Blind Recruitment Pilot Project;
- The development of CSPS’ curriculum related to Indigenous Peoples; and
- PSPC’s introduction of GCWorkplace which is a project aimed at modernizing the workplace through the use of innovation, technology and activity based working.
- The Service Wide Committee on Occupational Health and Safety has requested that the SWOHS/JEEC sub-committee be reformed to conduct further review of the Guarding Minds at Work Survey (GM@W) for service-wide deployment.
- The Committee was informed that GM@W has just released a 2018 version of their survey and the sub-committee has been tasked to review the new survey to see if any aspects would prove valuable for the federal version.
Next meeting: August 8, 2018