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The Government of Manitoba is committed to an Employment Equity Policy that achieves a civil service workforce reflective of the citizens it serves at all levels of four designated groups: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with a disability and visible minorities. Employment Equity seeks to remove discriminatory barriers and ensure equality of treatment within the civil service.
Employment Equity applies the principle of diversity and equity to all aspects of managing human resources. Employment Equity is both process and results. It is the process of building an organization that values diversity and equity. Employment equity seeks equality of results that are measured by the equitable representation, distribution and retention of designated groups in the civil service. Employment Equity is the logical, progress step evolving from the past Affirmative Action Policy.
There are two ways to identify individuals from designated groups:
Employment Equity promotes excellence in public service in several ways:
Deputy Ministers are accountable for the results of the departments they head. Deputy Ministers provide periodic reports to the "Deputy Ministers' Advisory Committee on Human Resources" on Diversity and Employment Equity. Managers are responsible for implementing the government's Employment Equity Policy.
Employment Equity and Workforce Adjustment
Managing reductions effectively and managing equity are not mutually exclusive but they require careful examination of an employee's qualifications in terms of the organization's needs at the time of lay-off. In staffing, managers must first consider persons on the Re-employment List. Each appointment is an opportunity to change the profile of the civil service.
Employment Equity and French Language Services
Employment Equity and French Language Services are both important and are not mutually exclusive. French Languages Services (FLS) and Employment Equity both reflect government's commitment to serve the diverse clients that make up Manitoba's population. Employment Equity is a factor in all staffing actions. Competency in the French language, which is an essential criteria for designated bilingual positions, can be recruited from all parts of Manitoba's diverse labour force.
Personal declaration data may only be used to advance government's employment equity goals. The Human Resources Director is responsible for ensuring employees' declaration data is kept confidential. Employees must give prior consent to their names being published on any lists related to employment equity.
Managers and Human Resources have access to statistical reports on designated group representation, distribution and retention by division, by department and government wide.
|Affirmative Action||See Affirmative Action Policy (1984) in Reference Section.|
|Designated groups||Defined in Employment Equity Policy 1.5|
|Diversity||Defined in Overview 0.2|
|Equity||Defined in Overview 0.2|
|Declaration||Defined in Employment Equity in Staffing Policy 2.1.3|
Policy Effective: February 11, 2004