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 (March 2018)
- 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 (LO) in the Public Service, to report on key questions concerning language training and to promote the NJC as a forum of choice to raise awareness in the Official Languages Community, the Committee has completed its Report on the State of Bilingualism in the Public Service – Creating links with the Official Languages Community. During its February meeting, the Chairperson presented the Report to the Executive Committee.
- The report contains a summary of the stakeholder presentations received during Committee meetings (including, the Centre of Excellence for Evaluation /Treasury Board Secretariat, Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, Council of the Network of OL Champions, and Canadian Heritage) with respect to their mandate, role and challenges.
- Furthermore, the report addresses the language training practices, the challenges that exist, and key recommendations based on the questionnaires distributed to the OL Community and to employees.
Next meeting: September 4, 2018