The Diversity Management Unit is responsible for the Employment Equity and Multiculturalism Programs as well as Workplace Accommodation. It also acts as an in-house advisor to provide support to managers and employees with respect to the Service's commitments and obligations under the Employment Equity Act and the Multiculturalism Act, their regulations and the related Service's policies. The team is also responsible for coordinating the Service's Advisory Committee on Diversity, initiatives and awareness activities related to employment equity and diversity.
Diversity and Employment Equity are of crucial importance in ensuring that CSIS has a diverse, innovative and responsible workforce fully capable of achieving its mission. The Service is driven by corporate values that foster a diverse working environment and is committed to ensuring that all employment policies, practices and standards are fully inclusive and provide all Canadians with equal and fair opportunities. Our policy on workplace accommodation, for example, provides support for people with disabilities - from recruitment to ongoing employment.
At the heart of the Service's Diversity Management unit's ongoing initiative towards a fully inclusive workplace, is our unwavering commitment to create a high-performance culture for all employees. This determination energizes the Service and allows us to reap the benefits of an engaged and diverse workforce.
Under the Employment Equity Act, the mandate of the section covers the annual Self-identification survey, responsibility for monitoring and reviewing the progress of the Employment Equity Plan, and prepares the Service's annual Employment Equity report to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.