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Director's Report - September 2010

Human Resource Services Report
Beth Macisaac, Director Of Human Resource Services
September, 2010



Wendy King, Coordinator
Human Resource Services  CUPE

Human Resources (CUPE) has been active in a number of activities since late August, including interviews of Teacher Assistants to be added to our casual employees specifically in Northern Cape Breton.  Applications were called for a number of postings in various fields of non-teaching staff in early September.

In efforts to continue to build a positive  Management/ Union relationship, the Department of Environment and Labour, Labour Services Division will be providing a Joint Supervisor-Steward Training (One Day Program) to CUPE union members and management on September 14thConciliation Services Joint Supervisor-Steward Training Program focuses on relationship building skills. It is designed to complement the training the employer provides its supervisors and the union its stewards and officers. The program covers many issues relevant to both supervisors and stewards in a non-adversarial climate which may allow for the promotion of mutual respect among the participants.   Participation in the program will enable both sides to more clearly identify conflicting opinions on issues and learn positive means to mediate such. 



Sharon Johnston
Occupational Health and Safety
September 10, 2010

(1)  Welcome Back

The beginning of this school year has been busy providing school staffs with information regarding Occupational Health and Safety bulletin boards, first aid training requirements, proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for labs, etc. and chemical removal from science labs.

(2)  Lab Safety

A provincial initiative to provide a common inspection form for science labs is being developed.

(3)  Umbrella Health and Safety Committee

The Umbrella Health and Safety Committee is comprised of representatives from CUPE, NSTU and Central office staff.  The purpose of this Committee is to review and set Board-wide goals for health and safety within our Board.  This Committee will hold its first meeting within the next couple of weeks.



Debbie McIsaac
Coordinator of Human Resources

1.       Core Technology Committee

Attended a meeting with the Core Technology Committee to discuss the communication plan in regards to priorities and planning for the upcoming year.

2.       Interviews

Held interviews for summer hires for Elementary and Student Services positions.

3.       Professional Development Fund Committee (PDFC)

The next session of the PDFC will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2010.

4.       Cooperating Teacher Mentorship Seminar

Discussion has been held with CBU Education Department to explore possibilities for a Cooperating Teacher Mentorship seminar for later in the fall.

5.       AESOP

A meeting with the Human Resources Working Group on the AESOP system will be held later in the month.



Mary Passerini
Coordinator of Human Resources

1.     STAFFING

Review of enrollment numbers and staffing concerns continues.  Principal will continue to enter enrollments each Friday for the next three weeks.

2.     NOVA SCOTIA EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

A meeting was held in Halifax on September 3rd.  Plans are now underway for an assessment seminar.  Length of seminar and costing are being reviewed to make it more accessible to staff.  Modules continue to be reviewed and vetted.

3.     PROVINCIAL HUMAN RESOURCES

A meeting was held on September 9, 2010 in Baddeck. Robert Sampson presented on ”Social Networking While Off Duty”.  Round table articles on various issues and concerns to boards were discussed.


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