OP HONOUR Tasks and Support Requirements - Annex A

18 March 2016

  1. Task Requirements. Tasks listed in this Annex are intended to clarify, replace and supersede the initial allocation of tasks issued under OP HONOUR.
  2. Collective Tasks. All supporting commanders are directed to:
    1. Phase Two:
      1. Be prepared to provide the Supported Commander with members/personnel to support the CSRT-SM IAW CFTPO;
      2. Actively lead, support, encourage and facilitate maximum effort in the participation and completion of the Statistics Canada Survey by all Reg Force and P Res members as specified in the forthcoming instructions;
      3. Continue to assist in the execution of the communications strategy developed by ADM(PA);
      4. Assist the DM and VCDS in the development of the SMRC mandate, governance, and operation model through its evolution;
      5. Continually assess the effectiveness of OP HONOUR related activities across your organization;
      6. Actively promote all CAF support services to members, including but not limited to services offered through the SMRC;
      7. Support CMP by facilitating the conduct of research projects that will enable a better understanding of the issue of HISB within the CAF;
      8. Report SIRs related to HISB IAW Annex B and Appendix A;
      9. Provide CSRT-SM monthly reports on HISB occurrences and how these occurrences were handled within your organizations IAW Annex B and the pro forma which will be forthcoming;
      10. Assist CMP in the organization and delivery of a symposium on HISB by the end of 2016;
      11. Continue to promote a zero tolerance environment through proactive promotion and maintenance of core values and military ethos to ensure a workplace free from discrimination and harassment;
      12. Continue to foster confidence in the chain of command by encouraging reporting of HISB and taking prompt and decisive action in response to any HISB consistent with all applicable laws and policies;
      13. Continue to emphasize cultural change by personally reengaging and leading activities including Town Halls, group discussions, training and education, information sessions and communications at the Group and Formation levels;
      14. Support the delivery of unit-level training and education including new programs like the Bystander Intervention training across your organizations upon release from CMP;
      15. Continue to coordinate staff efforts with CSRT-SM and share best practices and lessons learned on all OP HONOUR related activities within your organization;
      16. NLT 30 May 16, provide CSRT-SM a complete report of all activities, including training, seminars, town halls, engagement and outreach, action, direction and guidance, etc., related to OP HONOUR which were undertaken between 1 Dec 15 and 29 May 16;
      17. Support CSRT-SM in the production and publication of the second Progress Report planned for release on 28 Jun 16; and
      18. Ensure revised CAF policies, procedures, definitions and language relating to OP HONOUR are rapidly incorporated into education, training, leadership development, policies and procedures across your organization.
    2. Phase Three:
      1. Personally lead engagement, education and information activities at the Group and Formation levels;
      2. Continue to promote a zero tolerance environment through proactive promotion and maintenance of core values and military ethos;
      3. Continue to foster confidence in the chain of command by encouraging reporting of HISB and taking prompt and decisive action in response to any HISB consistent with all applicable laws and policies;
      4. Continually assess the effectiveness of OP HONOUR related activities across your organization and share best practices and lessons learned;
      5. Assist CMP in the delivery of education and training on HISB IAW promulgated standards;
      6. NLT 31 Oct 16, provide CSRT-SM a complete report of all activities, including training, seminars, town halls, engagement and outreach, action, direction and guidance, etc., related to OP HONOUR, which were undertaken between 30 May 16 and 30 Oct 16;
      7. Ensure revised CAF policies, procedures, definitions and language relating to OP HONOUR are rapidly incorporated into education, training, leadership development, policies and procedures across your organization; and
      8. Implement the general prevention strategy developed by CMP.
    3. Phase Four:
      1. Personally lead engagement, communication and education activities at the Group and Formation levels;
      2. Continue to promote a zero tolerance environment through proactive promotion and maintenance of core values and military ethos;
      3. Continue to foster confidence in the chain of command by encouraging reporting of HISB, recognizing and reinforcing desired professional behaviours while taking swift disciplinary and/or administrative corrective actions against undesired behaviours; and
      4. Continually assess the effectiveness of OP HONOUR related activities across your organization and share best practices and lessons learned.
  3. Individual Tasks. In addition to the common tasks listed above, the specified L1s are to provide the following:
    1. VCDS
      1. Phase Two:
        1. Support and coordinate the continued development of an integrated Defence Team approach to facilitate the development of the evolving mandate, governance, and operational model of SMRC between the DM and CMP;
        2. Provide advice to the DM on the selection of SMRC leadership;
        3. Be prepared to provide resources to support the further development of the CSRT-SM and the development of the SMRC in (Reg F and Res F PYs and FTEs);
        4. Provide the resources to execute CSRT-SM and SMRC Business Plan requirements for the remainder of FY 15/16;
        5. Support CSRT-SM in the creation of an enhanced victim reporting protocol in coordination with JAG and CFPM;
        6. Assist and facilitate the alignment of IC2M development with CSRT-SM policy initiatives;
        7. Provide continued services of a dedicated MP advisor to the CSRT-SM and SMRC;
        8. Work with CSRT-SM and SMRC on the concept of a dedicated national SME for Sexual Harassment within SMRC and staffing as required;
        9. Facilitate engagement and inclusion of OUTCAN personnel in all aspects of OP HONOUR;
        10. Support CFPM ongoing review of capacity, capability, structure and organization with the goal of enhancing investigation capacity and victim services;
        11. Transfer of CAF Strategic Liaison officers and Advisor to SMRC positions to CMP by the end of FY15/16; and
        12. Complete the transfer control of CSRT-SM to CMP at end of FY15/16.
      2. Phases Three and Four: IAW Collective Tasks.
    2. RCN/CA/RCAF/CFINTCOM
      1. Phase Two:
        1. Assist CMP in the development and delivery of leadership training and education on HISB.
      2. Phase Three and Four: IAW Collective Tasks.
    3. CJOC/CANSOFCOM
      1. Phase Two:
        1. Continue to advise CMP on the means by which surveys and common performance measurement tools can be administered to TFs and deployed CAF members;
        2. Continue to advise SMRC and CSRT-SM on ways to support, engage and inform deployed CAF personnel; and
        3. Assist CMP in the development and delivery of pre-deployment training and education on HISB.
      2. Phase Three and Four: IAW Collective Tasks.
    4. CMP/COMD MILPERSCOM
      1. Phase Two:
        1. Finalize assumption of responsibility for CSRT-SM by end of FY 15/16 from VCDS;
        2. Assume CAF Strategic Liaison officers and advisor to SMRC positions from VCDS by the end of FY15/16;
        3. Identify, to VCDS, resource requirements to further develop the CSRT-SM;
        4. Prioritize research and analysis activities IOT conduct research to determine the nature and scope of HISB within the CAF, including the development of surveys and tools to understand the nature of the problem;
        5. Prioritize policy review, revision and development to support a unified policy approach to specifically address HISB, in plain language, and include as many aspects as possible under a single policy suite;
        6. Develop and deliver instructions for CAF to support completion of Statistics Canada Survey NLT 5 April 16;
        7. Complete a needs analysis to define the training and education requirements and gaps regarding HISB NLT 15 Apr 16;
        8. Develop a clear and concise overview, in plain language with examples, as to what constitutes sexual harassment in CAF NLT 15 May 16;
        9. Provide a consolidated monthly report on HISB occurrence in CAF commencing in May 16;
        10. Develop and deliver training and education on HISB to CAF NLT 1 Jun 16 to include:
          1. CAF Bystander Training;
          2. CO’s Unit-Level Training Toolkit; and
          3. Comprehensive intranet webpage for training, education and briefing resources to be accessible for all members of CAF.
        11. Develop definintions and common terminology NLT 30 May 16;
        12. Work with ADM HR Civ to develop an interim unified policy suite on HISB NLT 15 Jun 16;
        13. Complete and deliver a Progress Report on all OP HONOUR activities with the effectiveness of all tasks in phase two NLT 28 Jun 16;
        14. Develop, deliver and maintain a centralized HISB intranet webpage with access to all CAF support services, policies, procedures, practices, orders and regulations relating to HISB;
        15. Facilitate CF H Svcs Gp provision of support and advice to SMRC and CSRT-SM, as required, to facilitate the further development of HISB related policies, programs and processes;
        16. Facilitate the provision of chaplain support as required;
        17. Consider ways to centralize sexual harassment investigations and advice through SMRC working with VCDS and DM:
        18. Lead the development and coordinate the delivery of pre-deployment training and education on HISB;
        19. Organize and deliver a symposium on HISB by the end of 2016;
        20. Share best practices and examine opportunities to align efforts with ADM HR (Civ) specifically in areas of:
          1. Harassment prevention and resolution;
          2. Discrimination prevention and resolution; and
          3. Employment equity and diversity.
        21. Develop an enhanced victim reporting protocol in coordination with JAG and CFPM.
      2. Phase Three:
        1. Develop a plan for the transfer of CSRT-SM functional responsibilities to DND/CAF;
        2. Develop and deliver updated CAF training and education on HISB to all candidates under training at CFLRS, RMC Kingston and CMR St-Jean NLT 30 Sept 16;
        3. Complete and deliver a Progress Report on all OP HONOUR activities with the effectiveness of all tasks in phase three up to 15 Nov 16 NLT 15 Dec 16;
        4. Facilitate CF H Svcs Gp provision of support and advice to SMRC and CSRT-SM, as required, to facilitate the further development of HISB related policies and processes; and
        5. Develop CAF strategy for the prevention of HISB NLT end of phase three.
      3. Phase Four:
        1. Transfer CSRT-SM functional responsibilities to DND/CAF IAW the plan developed at phase three.
    5. SJS
      1. Phases Two through Four:
        1. Review and update CDS CCIRs on OP HONOUR related events IAW this FRAG O;
        2. Continue to provide assistance in the conduct of CAF research and implementation of initiatives including Women, Peace and Security; and
        3. Provide advice on the mandate, governance, and operational model for SMRC.
  4. Support Requirements. Critical to the success of this mission is the support of the integrated Defence Team. As such, support is sought from the following L0/L1s:
    1. DM
      1. Support the development of the evolving mandate, governance, and operational model for SMRC in consultation with VCDS and CMP in order to meet the requirements of CAF members; and
      2. Consider increasing the provision of service for the SMRC in to facilitate support to a greater number of CAF members in advance of FOC.
    2. JAG
      1. Phases Two through Four:
        1. Continue to provide legal services to all supported and supporting commanders as required;
        2. Continue the work with the CSRT-SM to review aspects of the military justice system to ensure that any proposed changes to military justice legislation, policies and practices are consistent with the approaches developed by the CSRT-SM;
        3. Undertake to work with the DMP and the CFPM to ensure that any proposed changes to military justice legislation, policies and practices are compatible with their respective independent roles within the military justice system; and
        4. Support the creation of an enhanced victim reporting protocol in coordination with CSRT-SM and CFPM.
    3. ADM (IE)
      1. Phase Two:
        1. Provision of infrastructure to meet requirements identified by VCDS in phase one; and
        2. Support additional CSRT-SM and SMRC infrastructure requirements.
      2. Phases Three and Four: No change.
    4. ADM HR (Civ)
      1. Phase Two:
        1. Provide advice on civilian staffing of positions in support of CSRT-SM and SMRC;
        2. Work with CMP to develop definintions and common terminology NLT 30 May 16;
        3. Work with CMP to develop an interim unified policy suite on HISB NLT 15 Jun 16;
        4. Provide advice on HR practices and opportunities to align military and civilian policy, education, training, and performance measurement;
        5. Dedicate staff to assist CMP in the development and harmonization of military and civilian policies to address HISB where feasible; and
        6. Share best practices and examine opportunities to align efforts with ADM HR (Civ) specifically in areas of:
          1. Harassment prevention and resolution;
          2. Discrimination preventions and resolution; and
          3. Employment equity and diversity.
      2. Phases Three: No change.
      3. Phases Four:
        1. Support to facilitate the transition of CSRT-SM functions into DND/CAF as applicable.
    5. ADM (IM)
      1. Phase Two:
        1. Development and deployment of the Case Management System IM/IT solution to facilitate the collection and integration of complaint data available to the CAF on sexual harassment and sexual offences, coordinating with JAG and CFPM given their respective independent roles within the military justice system;
        2. Assist CMP in the development, delivery and maintenance of a centralized HISB intranet webpage with access to all CAF support services, policies, procedures, practices, orders and regulations relating to HISB; and
        3. Delivery and maintenance of IM/IT capability to CMP in support of CSRT-SM activities.
      2. Phase Three:
        1. Delivery and maintenance of a final IM/IT capability to CMP in support of CSRT-SM activities.
    6. ADM (PA)
      1. Phase Two:
        1. Continue to provide dedicated civilian Communications Advisors or a Public Affairs Officers to CMP in support of SMRC and CSRT-SM’s activities;
        2. Specialized Public Affairs support to CSRT-SM activities, to include media monitoring and analysis, graphic design, exhibits and displays, web, social media and internal communications support, and media and stakeholder outreach; and
        3. Review and update as required DAOD 2008-3 relating to SIRs to include an OP HONOUR nexus.
      2. Phase Three:
        1. As per phase two; and
        2. Advice to CMP on the transition of PA capabilities from CSRT-SM to the NDHQ matrix.
      3. Phase Four:
        1. Cessation of PA support to CMP in support of CSRT-SM activities.
    7. ADM (RS)
      1. Phase Two:
        1. Provision of Defence Ethics Programme support to CMP;
        2. Share best practices and examine opportunities to align efforts with ADM RS specifically in areas of:
          1. Harassment prevention and resolution;
          2. Discrimination prevention and resolution; and
          3. Ethics.
        3. Support to define the training and education requirements and gaps stemming CMP needs analysis.
      2. Phase Three:
        1. Provision of Defence Ethics Programme support to CMP.
      3. Phase Four:
        1. Assistance in the transition of CSRT-SM into DND/CAF.
    8. Corp Sec
      1. Phase Two through four:
        1. Advise and assist in the development of the SMRC mandate, governance, and operating model;
        2. Be prepared to update the Organization and Accountability document and Defence Administrative Orders and Directives 1000 frameworks to reflect the transfers of Accountabilities, Responsibilities and Authorities; and
        3. Assistance in the organization and delivery of a symposium on HISB, and in the synchronization of this symposium with the GOFO/Executive symposium battle rhythm.
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