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 (December 2017)
- The Committee has not met since the last Council meeting as the Committee was awaiting the appointment of a new Bargaining Agent Side Co-Chair.
- The Committee would like to welcome the new Bargaining Agent Side Co-Chair, Carl Gannon, from PSAC, who was appointed on November 3, 2017.
- The Committee wishes to note the departure of Michel Tatlock, from PSC, and thank him for his contribution to the Committee.
- The Committee welcomed new Employer Side member, Jo-Anne McCullough, from PSC, who was appointed on November 24, 2017.
- At the last Council meeting, members were advised that a joint Service Wide Committee on Occupational Health and Safety/JEEC sub-committee was struck to revise the Guarding Minds at Work Survey, with the intent of producing an assessment tool that could be used by departments/agencies to evaluate the psychological health and safety of the workplace.
- The sub-committee completed its work in September and the Employer Side Co-Chair tabled the revised survey and a report containing its recommendations to the Service Wide Committee on Occupational Health and Safety.
- The Committee received a response to its request for application and appointment data for non-Canadian citizens seeking work with the Federal Public Service. The President of the Public Service Commission reported for 2015-2016, 9.5% of applications were from non-Canadian citizens and of those applications, 1.5% were appointed to the Public Service.
- The PSC has offered to provide this report annually and any other employment equity related data that is not found in their annual report upon request.
Next meeting: April 11, 2018