The University of Calgary was advised in May 2009 that it would be the subject of a compliance review for employment equity under the Federal Contractors Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). The purpose of the Compliance Review was to verify that the University of Calgary has put in place an appropriate employment equity program. Failure to meet the requirements of the Federal Contractors Program would result in the University of Calgary being unable to bid on or receive future research contracts with the Government of Canada.
Compliance Review Process
In order to be found in compliance, the university was required to:
- Conduct an employment equity survey of all staff;
- Prepare a workforce analysis which compared the representation of the four employment equity designated groups in the University of Calgary workforce with their representation in the appropriate external labour force;
- Conduct an employment systems review; and
- Create an Employment Equity Plan which includes both numerical and non-numerical goals.
In December 2010, the University of Calgary was advised that it was found in compliance with the Federal Contractors Program, Human Resources Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).