Mandate

TITLE

While likely to include consultants who engage in a variety of subject areas beyond classification, the primary field is indeed job classification including related documentation activities and administrative processes. Similarly, the primary focus is service aimed at federal government institutions, although a number of services may be provided by the Association’s members to Provincial and Municipal agencies, non-government organizations and private industry.

OBJECTIVES

The initial goals represent what the Association will, in all probability, be able to achieve in the short term. The objectives may become more ambitious in the longer term and they should be determined at the Association’s annual conference or during other plenary meetings.

GOALS

General

  • To provide for professional, business and social linkages and to facilitate information exchange amongst the members relative to current and developing trends, issues, policies, techniques and processes impacting on the conduct of consultative services provided by members of the Association.

Specific

  • To foster an understanding of current trends and developments in the broad field of classification and in related fields through appropriate networking amongst the members and in cooperation with such other bodies as the Association of Chiefs of Classification as well as central policy groups such as the Canada Public Service Agency and the Treasury Board Secretariat.
  • To explore and/or foster new business partnerships and/or work associations.
  • To provide central and service agencies with a contact focus for the dissemination of information; to facilitate briefings and feedback on new or modified policy, standards or process requirements; and to provide for the maintenance and distribution of an up-to-date listing of Association members.
  • To provide opportunities for periodic study or exploration, in ad hoc study groups, of issues of general concern; and for appropriate reporting of study results for Association approval, implementation or onward referral for authorization or for further consideration.

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA

General

  • No formal criterion of training or experience is considered necessary aside from working or having worked in the field as a private consultant.
  • An initial list of selected active consultants was contacted to attend the first meeting in June, 1994, during which the proposal to form the Association was discussed and approved. Subsequently, other persons may be sponsored for membership.
  • Of more significance is a personal willingness and commitment to share or contribute to the on-going administration of the Association and to the achievement of its goals and objectives.

Specific

  • A working knowledge of the field of classification as attested through the sponsorship by an existing member and/or approval by the Executive.
  • Willingness to contribute a reasonable time and effort to special studies, program activities, conferences, meetings, etc. as the need arises. As well, a willingness to serve at least once every few years as a member of the Executive and/or to participate in Association sponsored ad hoc study groups.

MEMBERSHIP FEES

The annual membership fee for the period from June to May of each year is $25.00. Those joining the Association at a month other than June will pay a prorated membership fee as shown below:

Month of Enrollment

  • July or August — $25.00
  • September to November — $20.00
  • December to February — $15.00
  • March or April — $10.00
  • May — $5.00

The membership fees are used to cover such expenses as supplies, postage, printing, and meals for guests, accommodation for meetings/conferences and other incidental expenses.

LOCATION OF MEETINGS

The location of meetings will be determined by the Executive. Luncheon or dinner meetings may be scheduled to permit the best use of time and to minimize expenses for meeting rooms. The Executive encourages members to suggest and/or obtain suitable meeting places at minimum or no cost.

LANGUAGE USE

No special official language arrangements are considered appropriate or necessary. Members are encouraged to express themselves in the official language of their choice, including the preparation of reports or correspondence to or from the Association consistent with the aim of the communication, and in recognition of a realistic balance between the linguistic skill of the writer(s) and that of the intended recipient(s).

EXECUTIVE OF THE ASSOCIATION

Executive Positions:

President

Vice-President

Secretary/Treasurer

Directors

From time to time, additional positions may be added to the Executive to meet the Association’s evolving needs. The Executive will determine the number of positions to be added, their titles and their specific responsibilities.

NOMINATIONS

Nominations for Executive positions will be held in the Spring of each year, or on a specific date subsequently chosen by the Executive members. Nominees will be elected by a vote by the Association’s members. If the number of members recommended for the Executive coincides with the number of positions on the Executive committee, the election will be by acclamation.

The elected/acclaimed members will choose amongst themselves who will fill each Executive position. Executive members will serve for a term of one year and they may seek re-election annually.

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