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Public service needs better data to measure diversity, says task force

By Emily Haws      

A joint union-management task force spent the last year consulting public servants on diversity and inclusion, coming up with 44 recommendations in December that Treasury Board is reviewing for implementation.

Waheed Khan, a member of the Professional Institute of the Public Service and co-chair of a Joint Union-Management Task Force committee, said the unions and management agreed on the report's 44 recommendations. It is the first review of its kind, he added.
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Planning the future of diversity in the public service is not possible with out-of-date data, leaving certain groups unintentionally sidelined, a joint task force studying equity initiatives found, after a months-long examination of inclusion and diversity in the public service. In its final report released Dec. 11—Building a Diverse and Inclusive Public Service—the joint union-management task force on diversity and inclusion made 44 recommendations surrounding four themes: people management, leadership and accountability, education and awareness, and the consideration

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