The role of the Joint Implementation Committee on Affirmative Action (JCAA) (Article 12.22) is to ensure that academic units conform to obligations in the Collective Agreement with respect to affirmative action in hiring. The JCAA’s role is to:
- approve academic unit affirmative action plans (including revisions to these plans);
- conduct an annual audit of shortlisting of, recommendations for, and appointments of women and other designated equity groups and assess the percentage of tenure-stream faculty and librarian positions filled by these groups;
- prepare an annual report on these matters to YUFA and the Employer; and
- organize workshops for unit Chairs, Affirmative Action Representatives, members of hiring committees and tenure and promotion committees on Collective Agreement provisions, principles, objectives, recent history and best practices with respect to employment equity.