Joint Union/Management Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion in the Public Service

The Joint Union/Management Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion in the Public Service was created in to bring together representatives from across the public service and the public sector bargaining agents to examine how to strengthen diversity and inclusion in the government. More specifically, the Task Force has put forward recommendations and an action plan to support diversity and inclusion over the longer term.

The Task Force was made up of a Steering Committee, comprising 2 co-chairs, that guides the work of a Technical Committee of 14 members, co-chaired by employer and bargaining agent representatives. There is equal representation of the employer and of bargaining agents on each committee. The Task Force members possess an impressive body of knowledge and experience on issues regarding diversity and inclusion.

The Task Force had a one-year mandate to define, build the case, and recommend a framework and action plan for diversity and inclusion in the federal public service. It had a two-phase reporting schedule: a Progress Update (published in ) and a Final Report (published in ).

Final report

Progress update

Name-Blind Recruitment Initiative

The Public Service Commission of Canada, supported by the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, is undertaking an initiative on the effectiveness of applying name-blind recruitment techniques in the public service. The initiative involves recruitment processes from 6 participating departments.

The Joint Union/Management Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion welcomes the work of the Public Service Commission in this area. As part of its mandate, the Task Force is examining people management strategies in the public service and is considering different ways to promote diversity and inclusion.

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