Quinte Educational Museum & Archives

Policy - Human Resources

 

Human Resources
 

 

Preamble	     Quinte Educational Museum and Archives (QEMA) values its 
                     employees and volunteers as key assets. QEMA aims to provide a 
                     working environment that recognizes individual integrity, 
                     commitment, reliability, initiative, and co-operation. As a principle 
                     objective, QEMA strives for the highest ethical standards in all 
                     aspects of Museum operations, including human-resource 
                     management, and for those standards to be understandable, 
                     meaningful, and consistently and fairly applied.

Policy
Employees	     With regard to employees, it is the policy of QEMA to:
                     *     Comply with the Province of Ontario’s Employment Standards 
                           Act, Labour Relations Act, Human Rights Code, Occupational 
                           Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, Pay 
                           Equity Act, other relevant legislation concerning human 
                           resources, and the collective agreements covering specific 
                           employee groups of QEMA. 
                     *     Provide equal opportunity in employment and to recruit, 
                           promote, appoint, and assign on the basis of merit without 
                           discrimination as defined by the Province of Ontario’s Human 
                           Rights Code. 
                     *     Develop and communicate appropriate job descriptions that 
                           outline duties and responsibilities of each position consistent 
                           with the goals and objectives of QEMA and where required, in 
                           accordance with the applicable collective agreement.
                     *     Develop and implement fair, equitable, and competitive 
                           compensation and benefits practices that are designed to attract, 
                           motivate, and retain employees with the education, skill, and 
                           experience necessary for QEMA to achieve its goals and 
                           objectives. 
                     *     Provide appropriate training and support for professional, career, 
                           and leadership development for employees, and to facilitate the 
                           on-going integration of knowledge and skills with QEMA’s 
                           strategic goals and objectives.
                     *     Establish employee performance standards and evaluation 
                           procedures that enhance the quality of job performance; provide 
                           opportunities for professional growth based on open and honest 
                           reporting relationships; and promote the development, 
                           implementation, and measurement of individual and 
                           organizational goals. 
                     *     Provide a safe and healthy work environment.
                     *     Provide an environment in which individuals are treated with 
                           respect and dignity, free from abuse, harassment, and 
                           discriminatory practices.
                     *     Communicate effectively and regularly and encourage dialogue 
                           with employees on financial, strategic, and policy issues relating 
                           to Board and operational decisions. 
                     *     Foster and support cooperation in complementary activities 
                           conducted at QEMA by employees and volunteers. 

Volunteers	  With regard to volunteers, it is the policy of QEMA to: 
                    *      Foster and support a strong volunteer base and develop active 
                           partnerships in all activities that support the objectives of 
                           QEMA.
                    *      Recruit, appoint, and assign on the basis of merit, without 
                           discrimination, as defined by the Province of Ontario’s Human 
                           Rights Code. 
                    *      Facilitate the on-going integration of volunteer knowledge and 
                           skills with QEMA’s strategic goals and objectives.
                    *      Provide a safe and healthy work environment.
                    *      Provide an environment in which individuals are treated with 
                           respect and dignity, free from abuse, harassment, and 
                           discriminatory practices. 
                    *      Respect and value the contributions and input of all volunteers.
                    *      Communicate effectively and regularly and encourage dialogue 
                           with volunteers on financial, strategic, and policy issues relating 
                           to Board and operational decisions.
                    *      Foster and support cooperation in complementary activities 
                           conducted at QEMA by employees and volunteers. 

Date               August 17, 2008
Approved
Amended            August 18, 2008

Policy Review
Method            Internal Report
Responsibility    QEMA’s Board of Directors
Minimum Frequency Biennially
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