Motion To: WHEREAS the independent consultants’ report identifies opportunities to strengthen the orientation process to ensure Councillors’ Assistants are aware of, and understand, their rights and to enhance training and education opportunities for Councillors’ Assistants; and WHEREAS while human resource needs of Members of Council are supported by the Office of the City Clerk, independent and impartial professional support should be available specifically to Councillors’ Assistants to address all matters arising from their employment, including but not limited to relevant provincial statutes, by-laws, policies or procedures, in a confidential manner such that no information regarding same will be disclosed without the express written consent of the Councillors’ Assistant involved; and WHEREAS the HR Programs and Planning Branch of Human Resources Services does not provide direct support to the Office of the City Clerk or Members of Council, and has an overall mandate for:
Absent/RecusedR. Chiarelli (a)
D. Deans (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2020-07-15 regarding agenda item REVIEW OF RECRUITMENT AND HIRING PROCESSES FOR COUNCILLORS' ASSISTANTS.