Responsibilities of Supervisors/Managers, Senior Executives & the BC Public Service Agency for Diversity & Inclusion

(Appendix B)

This resource is an appendix of the Accountability Framework for Human Resource Management.

Last updated March 27, 2018

The BC Public Service has an obligation to reflect the demographic profile and values of the citizens it serves. Legislation and human resource policies reflect and support diversity and inclusion, including the Standards of Conduct and the Public Service Act, which states part of its purpose is to “recruit and develop a well-qualified and efficient public service that is representative of the diversity of the people of British Columbia.” The BC Public Service supports a culture of diversity and inclusion, matched with targeted recruitment efforts.

Key Responsibilities of Main Participants in Diversity and Inclusion

Deputy Minister of the BCPSA (also known as Agency Head)

  • Establish corporate vision, direction and the policy framework to achieve the purposes of the Public Service Act including to recruit and develop a well-qualified and efficient public service that is representative of the diversity of the people of British Columbia;
  • Create safe and inclusive workplaces for all public servants; and
  • Chair the Diversity and Inclusion Executive Committee.

Diversity and Inclusion Executive Committee

  • Exercise oversight of all deliverables to ensure the successful implementation and integration of corporate Diversity and Inclusion initiatives across ministries.

Deputy Ministers and Senior Officials

  • Provide human resource leadership and management within their organization, including implementing corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives; and
  • Create safe and inclusive workplaces for all public servants.

Supervisors/Managers

  • As leaders in the organization, build an inclusive culture where employees see themselves reflected and feel they have a rewarding career; and
  • Implement and operationalize diversity and inclusion initiatives on the direction of their Deputy Minister.

Individual Employees

  • Create and maintain respectful workplaces that are welcoming and inclusive of people regardless of their personal characteristics, and aligned with corporate Public Service Values and Standards of Conduct.