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 (June 2019)
- The Committee has met twice (2) since the last Council meeting.
- The Committee wishes to note the departure of Michelle Cornell, from TBS and thank her for her contribution to the Committee.
- The Committee welcomed a new Employer Side representative, Vinita Ambwani, from TBS.
- The Committee heard from the Centre for Wellness, Inclusion and Diversity at Treasury Board Secretariat with respect to the Centre’s mandate and activities.
- The Committee also heard from the Public Service Commission (PSC) regarding the methodology and results of the PSC’s recent study of the promotion rates of employment equity groups for indeterminate federal public servants as well as on the results of the 2018 Staffing and Non-Partisanship Survey by employment equity group.
- The Committee presented its 2019-2020 Work Plan to the Executive Committee for approval at the Executive Committee’s yearly planning session. The Executive Committee approved the JEEC’s 2019-2020 Work Plan, which has been annexed at the back of this report for information purposes.
Next meeting: November 6, 2019