Policy Bulletin 644
In Effect: 2019-09-16
Policy number and title:
Commissioner’s Directive (CD) 087 – Official Languages
Why was the policy changed?
The policy was reviewed as part of the two-year review schedule, as well as to reflect changes to the language obligations of various Correctional Service of Canada workplaces.
What has changed?
The policy has been renamed CD 087 – Official Languages, replacing Standard Operating Practices (SOP) 087 – Official Languages.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was added in the Authorities section.
The responsibilities of the Assistant Commissioner, Human Resource Management and the Assistant Commissioner, Communications and Engagement, were clarified.
Clarifications have been made in paragraph 9 with regard to the placement of offenders.
A paragraph was added to indicate that the service obligation to the public is determined using amongst other things, the most recent decennial census data.
Precision was made regarding who may serve as an interpreter during disciplinary hearings.
The following additional changes were made:
- addition of “operational unit” as a workplace and associated definition
- addition of commitments toward official language minority communities
- addition of the definition of the following terms in Annex A: active offer, positive measures, substantive equality, bilingual region and unilingual region
- update of Annex B – Language Obligations of CSC’s Workplaces.
How was it developed?
The policy was updated in consultation with CSC staff, stakeholders and offenders.
Who will be affected by the policy?
The policy affects operational unit employees, Regional Deputy Commissioners, Assistant Commissioner, Communications and Engagement, and offenders.
Assistant Commissioner, Human Resource Management and the Assistant Commissioner, Communications and Engagement, and Regional Deputy Commissioners.
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