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ERIC Number: ED355872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-6
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Case Study: Implementing Employment Equity at Carleton University.
Farquhar, Robin H.; And Others
Carleton University (Ontario, Canada) has implemented an employment equity plan and has received a federal merit award for this program. The program has involved a concrete investment of time and resources for training, review of employment systems, implementation and monitoring, and ongoing attention at the senior policy level. At the outset the University did extensive planning and developed visible senior-level commitment to the effort. Consultation with unions and employee groups was ongoing. Data were collected in order to allow individuals to identify themselves as members of designated groups. This data collection effort was key to implementing the equity plan. In putting the plan in place a one-time employee census was also taken. Following data analysis, employment systems were reviewed to check for employment barriers which led to a number of changes. Those changes in personnel policy have significantly improved the organizational "climate." Five main elements of the equity plan are numerical objectives, remedies and procedures, a supportive equity environment, responsibility and accountability, and monitoring and evaluation. In addition, Carleton found that the importance of ongoing communications within the University was key to plan success. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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