Terms of Reference
PIPSC National Consultation Team
Western Economic Diversification Canada
These terms of reference define the composition and responsibilities of the PIPSC National Consultation Team for the Western Economic Diversification Canada (“the Team”). They are intended to clarify the internal functioning of the Team within the framework of the PIPSC Policy on Union-Management Relations and Consultation Guidelines.
1. PIPSC Consultation Structure within Western Economic Diversification Canada
The PIPSC Consultation Structure in Western Economic Diversification Canada is composed of structural components:
a) the PIPSC Stewards in Western Economic Diversification Canada,
2. Composition and Selection
2.1 The PIPSC National Western Economic Diversification Canada Consultation Team is composed of:
PIPSC Stewards for Regional Offices
These could include:
- Regional Representatives
- Occupational/Classification Group Representatives
- Representatives from National Organizations with Delegated HR authorities,
- Representatives from National Consultation Projects
- Others as required
2.2 In accordance with the PIPSC governance if there are more than fifteen volunteers to serve on the Team, members will be selected based on the following criteria:
Steward Members working in Consultation
3. PIPSC Western Economic Diversification Canada Consultation Community
In accordance with PIPSC Policy on Union-Management Relations, all consultation with the employer is to be conducted with PIPSC Stewards. All of the PIPSC Stewards involved in consultation, whether formal or informal, make up the PIPSC Consultation Community within Western Economic Diversification Canada.
4. PIPSC National Western Economic Diversification Canada Consultation Team
In accordance with PIPSC Governance the National Consultation Team needs to include:
One Regional representative from each region
4.1. National Consultation Committee Representatives
The Consultation Steward representing PIPSC membership on National Committees may have a position on the PIPSC National Western Economic Diversification Canada Consultation Team. The representative may have a seat on the Team for the duration of the committee.
4.2. PIPSC - Western Economic Diversification Canada National Consultation Team
The PIPSC Western Economic Diversification Canada National Consultation Team is composed of the following positions:
4.3. Other positions
The Team may define other positions as necessary. The Consultation Team must endorse the addition of any new position(s) to the Team.
5. Responsibilities, Functions and Roles
All members of the Consultation Team are responsible for representing the Institute with the employer, and for representing and conveying the Institute’s objectives and decisions to members and the employee, as defined by the PIPSC Policy on Union-Management Relations.
The Consultation Team President is the primary contact between the department’s Deputy Minister and its senior management level.
The role of the President is as defined by the PIPSC Policy on Union-Management Relations.
The Vice-President of the National Consultation Team assists and replaces the President as required.
5.3. EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS OFFICER (ERO)
The Employment Relations Officer provides assistance and guidance to the National Consultation Team.
6. Annual National Consultation Team Meeting
The President will coordinate the organization of the Annual National Consultation Team Meeting to be held each year.
The meeting is held annually with stewards on the consultation committee, this may done via teleconference. It may be held in during other PIPSC’s meetings that all members attend.
Revised and Approved May 28, 2014
Mark Nicholson, President
Darlene MacKay, Vice President
The Terms of Reference were approved at the Working Group on Consultation Meeting August 22, 2014.