University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

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Employment Equity Procedure

Purpose

Queen's university recognizes and appreciates the value that diversity adds to its activities and initiatives. The University is committed to a workplace free of discrimination that is supportive and respectful of employees with diverse backgrounds and that ensures everyone at Queen's has a full and enriching experience.

The University acknowledges its responsibility to maintain an employment equity program, that would include processes, plans and procedures, that addresses the historic under-representation in the employment of women, members of visible minorities and racialized groups, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and other such groups designated by the Federal Contractors Program or otherwise.

Procedure

Who How
Principal By signing an Agreement to Implement Employment Equity, the Principal commits the university to carry out and keep an employment equity program in their workplace.
Office of the Principal  Adopt accountability mechanism for employment equity and assign a senior official(s).

Equity Office

University Communications 

Human Resources (HR)

Council on Employment Equity (CEE)

Office of the Provost

Communicate to employees regarding employment equity.
Office of the Provost 

Human Resources (HR)

Council on Employment Equity (CEE)

Equity Office

Consult and collaborate with bargaining agents and/or employee representatives.
Equity Office Collect Workforce Data.
Equity Office Complete a Workforce Analysis.
Human Resources Complete an employment systems review.
Equity Office,

Human Resources (HR)

Council on Employment Equity (CEE)

Federal Contractors Program Action Group (FCPAG)

Office of the Provost

Establish short-term and long-term goals.
Queen's University under the aegis of the senior administration team Adopt measures to remove barriers.
Queen's University under the aegis of the senior administrators team Adopt special measures, positive policies and practices and reasonable accommodation measures.
Equity Office Adopt monitoring procedures.
Queen's University under the aegis of the senior administrators team Make reasonable efforts and achieve reasonable progress.
Equity Office

Human Resources (HR)

Council on Employment Equity (CEE)

Federal Contractors Program Action Group (FCPAG)

Principal

Provost

Vice-Principal (Finance & Administration)

Review and revise the employment equity plan.

Date Approved: February 2014 

Approval Authority: VPOC

Date of Commencement:

Amedment Dates:

Date for Next Review:  February 2019

Related Policies, Procedures and Guidelines:  Employment Equity Policy