Staffing Committee

Report of the Staffing Committee

December 2007

Sabri Khayat  Item 11(a)

The Committee has met October 1st and 2nd, 2007 at the National Office, and succeeded to pass through the nineteen (19) items of its agenda. I would like to underline the quality of the work done by our committee members.

And with the tremendous works and support, of Sisters Linda Cassidy and Michèle Laplante-Brière, the report of this meeting was sent to the Executive Council and to our Locals, October 11, 2007 and was posted on our website, the same week. 

October 15th, 2007, Sister Cassidy and I had a meeting with the Management, about Term Employment. This issue being an item on the Bargaining Table, our meeting was limited to an overview of the subject, and the achievement of two (2) documents: 

  1. The final document on Term Employment.
  2. The Term Study Implementation Plan.

As the Implementation Plan was only in English, and that our will was to send bilingual documents, we asked the CRA to provide it in French.  The 1st of November 2007, the two bilingual documents were finally sent to the Executive Council and our Labor Relation Officers (LRO). 

October 30 th, 2007, we have met with CRA to discuss the issue of the "Directive on Student Employment” (Annex J).  

After this meeting, we have received from the Employer the following information:

  1. link to the Student's Corner website.

  1. Link to the Student Orientation Program 

  1. The number of students bridged into permanent positions for this fiscal year (up to September 30th, 2007): 
    30 appointments made across the country.

  2. Statistics on student hiring
    Management does not have the latest statistics for this fiscal year. However, previous reporting indicates the following: 
    On June 1, 2007, there were 630 students working in CRA;
    On June 1, 2006, there were 550 students

We have also received from the CRA, by October 31st, 2007 a document about the progress on CBHRM (Competency Based Human Resources Management), Implications on Resourcing and Competencies. This document was sent to our Executive Council and LRO’s November 1st, 2007.

While finishing, I would like to share with you this information:

The CRA decided finally to create a " Recourse Process Working Group ", to “review the principles and process of the Agency’s recourse system, to ensure that the system is fair and consistent”.

Our first meeting will take place next week, December 11th and 12th, 2007.

Respectfully submitted,

Sabri Khayat,
Chairperson of the Committee