Board of Directors - Portfolios and Assignments 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Board of Directors
Fellow Board members,
Following our discussion at the Board of Directors Strategic planning session, and a review of our past year’s progress, please find attached a table of this year’s portfolio and assignments.
C.c.: E. Gillis
Portfolios and Assignments 2011
Vice President Debi Daviau will lead this portfolio. Ms. Daviau will collaborate with the WFA Staff Resource Group to implement tools and resources to assist members who are affected during this process. Ms. Daviau will work closely with the Chief Regional Operations, Ms. Joanne Harvey.
Vice President Shannon Bittman will lead this portfolio. Ms. Bittman will work with the CS Group President, Luc Carrière and Consultation Team Presidents to collect input in order to position the Institute with the intent to open discussions with government officials. She will collaborate closely with President Corbett and the Chief Information Officer, Mr. Michel Rodrigue and other staff resources to achieve this objective.
President Gary Corbett will assume the lead on this portfolio. President Corbett will call upon key elected officials in departments and agencies most directly affected by the issue and will include staff resources to develop and deliver a strategy and campaign on this important objective. President Corbett will work closely with internal and external contacts including other bargaining agents and stakeholders to operationalize this file in terms of political action in support of members' concerns.
Vice President Debi Daviau will lead this portfolio and strategic objective. Ms. Daviau will work with the many Institute Bargaining Groups through 2011 negotiations towards achieving collective agreements for all Groups in bargaining. Ms. Daviau will be the voice of the Institute at the national level on collective bargaining both internally and externally. Ms. Daviau will work closely with Group Executives and bargaining teams and will collaborate extensively with A/Chief Negotiations Officer, Mr. Joe Ahrens and other staff resources in the execution of this core strategic objective.
This portfolio will continue to be led as a strategic objective by a President’s Task Force of senior Directors of the Board of Directors. This Task Force will include the Chair of Member Services and Director Paul Godin, the past Chair of Member Services, Director Marilyn Best, Director Yvon Brodeur who led the related work of the “Committee on Restructuring” and the Director of By-Laws and Policies Committee, Director Dan Jones.
The Task Force will continue its work toward the strategic objective of designing a comprehensive new steward development program and curriculum. The Member Services Committee will continue its important advisory role to the Board of Directors and will be a critical link to Regional Executives and Regional Training Committees.
Professional Recognition and Qualification
Director Kofi Crentsil will lead this Strategic Objective and as chair of the Professional Recognition and Qualification Committee, with staff, will redevelop an action plan in line with the strategic direction of improving links to professional associations identified by the Board of Directors at its strategic planning session.
Staffing and Classification
Vice President Shannon Bittman will lead this file. Ms. Bittman will work at the senior leader level, serving on the Public Service Commission Advisory Council and other service-wide consultative bodies to represent the Institute’s position on current classification and staffing issues. She will collaborate closely with the group designates and will also act as Institute spokesperson on classification and staffing matters within the Federal Public service.
Pensions and Benefits
Vice President David Gray will assume the lead for the pension portfolio while Vice President Bittman will continue to lead the benefits portfolio. Together, these Vice Presidents will communicate closely as the subject matter is closely linked. In their capacity, each Vice President will act to coordinate activities through the office of the President, EC and the Board.
There will be no political lead for consultation per se. Vice Presidents and Directors will be tasked by the President, Executive Committee or the Board on an as-required basis to assist consultation teams where requested. Such requests, including those of an operational nature such as the need for a particular or special team meeting, should be raised through the Office of the President and will be acted on an as-requested basis.
Consultation team Presidents will work through common issues and develop common solutions via the Working Group on Consultation and its lead Director Luc Carrière. Consultation Team Presidents will continue to work closely with the EROs and assigned staff and will follow policy approved by the Board of Directors. Director Carrière will also oversee the development of consultation strategy and policy and report to the Board.
Past Director, Sean O’Reilly will continue with this portfolio. Sean will work with the Office of the President to identify, propose, and help put into action initiatives aimed at attracting and engaging the younger members of PIPSC. Proposals will be discussed and vetted through the Office of the President and the Board of Directors.
Group and Committee Liaisons
There will be no political liaison for groups or committees of the Board, other than the Finance Committee which will continue to have a Vice President liaison ensuring a direct link between the President, Executive Committee and the finances of the Institute. Vice President Don Burns will continue as the VP liaison on the Finance Committee ensuring continuity.
Groups and Committees of the Board may request the participation of a member of the Board as a liaison for a particular meeting or event as it may be advantageous to have a senior political representative at a meeting at a particular time and for a particular reason. All requests should come in a timely manner (a briefing note at least 3 weeks in advance is suggested) through the Office of the President where the matter will be assigned based on the subject matter requested.