The Official Languages Committee reviews the Bilingualism Bonus Directive and hears final level grievances on the directive, when required by the Executive Committee. The Committee also reviews official languages policies in the Public Service and discusses issues arising from these policies.
Committee Advisor: Michelle.Clément@njc-cnm.gc.ca
Quarterly Report to the National Joint Council (September 2017)
- The Committee has met once (1) since the last Council meeting.
- Following the Executive Committee’s request to evaluate and report on the current state of affairs regarding official languages in the Public Service and to promote the NJC as a forum of choice to raise awareness in the OL Community, the Committee has diligently been working on developing two (2) questionnaires. One (1) is for the OL Community and one (1) for employees with respect to the existing gaps and practices on language training. The questionnaire for the OL Community was sent May 2017 and the questionnaire for employees was disseminated by PIPSC in June 2017, by PSAC in July 2017 and CAPE in September 2017.
- Furthermore, the OL Committee was tasked with reporting on the current state of affairs regarding OL in the Federal Public Service. As such, the Committee received presentations from many stakeholders (including, CEE/TBS, OCOL, Council of the Network of OL Champions, and Canadian Heritage) with respect to their mandate, role and challenges. The Committee will provide a report on its findings and recommendations to the Executive Committee on the gaps that exist and the practices that should continue.
Next meeting: January 9, 2018