2004 Carleton University Employment Equity Work Plan – Objectives 3, 4, 5

Objective 3: To Increase the Representation of Designated Groups Where They are Underrepresented

  1. Revise the qualitative goals of the University’s Employment Equity Plan to include recommendations of each employment equity parity committees tht have been approved by both parties.Responsibility: Equity Services, Equity Policy CommitteeTimetable: 2004 and revised on a three-year cycles
  2. Establish University-wide numerical goals for each designated group and monitor these annually (March of each year).Responsibility: Equity Policy CommitteeTimetable: 2004 and ongoing
  3. In April of each year, prrovide the President, Vice-Presidents, Deans and Academic Directors, University Librarian, and Directors of Adminsitrative units with the updated Carleton University work force and availability data for the designated groups.Responsibility: Equity Services, Office of Institutional Research and PlanningTimetable: 2005 and ongoing
  4. Work with departments, hiring managers, and search/hiring committees to develop effective active search procedures for designated group members using the most appropriate availability data to inform these efforts.Responsibility: Equity Services, Human ResourcesTimetable: 2004-2005
  5. Re-examine the need for an apprenticeship program with CUPE 910 for trades positions.Responsibility: Human Resources, Vice-President (Finance and Administration)Timetable: 2004
  6. As part of the Aboriginal Vision being developed for the University, establish active search procedures for Aboriginal peoples and supportive programs for employees who are Aboriginal.Responsibility: Equity ServicesTimetable: 2004-2005
  7. Regularly inform departments and disciplines for which the Canadian census data indicate the availability of qualified Aboriginal peoples to encourage more active searches.Responsibility: Equity ServicesTimetable: 2004-2005
  8. Establish active search procedures for visible minorities in occupations where there is significant underepresenatation.Responsibility: Equity ServicesTimetable: 2004-2005
  9. Routinely inform departments and disciplines for which the Canadian census data indicate the availability of qualified visible minorities to encourage more active searches.Responsibility: Equity ServicesTimetable: 2004-2005
  10. Following the completion of the 2004 accessibility audit, explore the possibility of creating a version of the University’s Virtual Tour directed toward prospective employees with disabilities and link to the Human Resources Web site. In the interim, establish a link on the Human Resources Web page to the current Virtual Tour.Responsibility: Equity Services, Paul Menton CentreTimetable: 2005
  11. Following the completion of the 2004 accessibility audit, incorporate the data on accessibility for the campus into the Physical Plant data basesResponsibility: Equity Services, Physical PlantTimetable: 2005

Objective 4: To Ensure That the Skills of Designated Group Members are Recognized Appropriately

  1. Conduct periodic analyses of acting-assignment and career- development data to ensure that the University is utilizing the skills and talents of members of the designated groups in its work force.Responsibility: Equity Services, Human ResourcesTimetable: 2004 and ongoing
  2. Develop a cross-cultural training for employees to familiarize them with the strengths of a diverse work force.Responsibility: Human ResourcesTimetable: 2005
  3. Explore the feasibility of establishing a mentor or buddy system for all new employees during their probationary period.Responsibility: Human ResourcesTimetable: 2005

Objective 5: To Broaden the Availability Pool of Designated Group Members by Encouraging Their Education and Training

  1. Establish the Aboriginal Enriched Support Program to encourage more Aboriginal students to pursue university studies.Responsibility: Centre for Initiatives in EducationTimetable: Completed
  2. Establish the Carleton University Nunavut B.A. Project to facilitate career development of Nunvummiut.Responsibility: Centre for Initiatives in EducationTimetable: Completed
  3. Establish a New Sun Chair in Aboriginal Art and Culture.Responsibility: Art History, School of Canadian StudiesTimetable: Completed 2001
  4. Establish a visiting professorship to support the development of courses in Métis studiesResponsibility: School of Canadian StudiesTimetable: Completed 2001
  5. Conduct periodic analyses of training data to ensure that the University is developing the skills and talents of members of the designated groups, among others, in its work force.Responsibility: Equity Services, Human ResourcesTimetable: 2004 and ongoing
  6. Publicize the availability of seed monies dedicated to the development of courses that will serve to diversify the University’s curriculum.Responsibility: Vice-President (Academic)Timetable: 2004 and ongoing

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