This section works to further ongoing promotion of employment equity through the recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion of the faculty and staff at all levels, in compliance with the Employment Equity Act, the Employment Equity Policy, and Employment Equity Plan of the UFS.

Responsibilities include:

  • Analysing current institutional employment practices, procedures, and statistics to ensure that unfair discrimination is not taking place, and to identify any adverse impact and barriers to the employment and advancement of designated groups.
  • Bringing the analyses with recommendations to the attention of the Director of HR, the Chief Director: Operations, and the Central Employment Equity Committee.
  • Keeping abreast of employment equity legislation and ensuring that these requirements are reflected in the relevant policies and employment equity plans and reports.
  • Ongoing consultation with all relevant stakeholders through employment equity committees regarding all employment equity issues.

This section offers the following services to heads of departments:

  • Attending of all shortlist meetings and interviews, and supplying statistics regarding the staff profile of the relevant department/faculty and the UFS.
  • Educating and training staff regarding the relevant legislation, the university’s Employment Equity Policy and the Employment Equity Plan.
  • Consulting with departments regarding initiatives being taken to implement the employment equity plan and assisting them in meeting institutional requirements related to employment equity.
  • Consulting with departments regarding problems with the implementation of the employment equity plan.

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