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Reminder: Call for OPSEU Harassment and Discrimination Investigators


OPSEU's Equity Unit is seeking Harassment and Discrimination Investigators. All interested members are encouraged to submit a detailed statement of interest and/or resume that outlines relevant experience, background, and skills.  Please submit your statement of interest to the Equity Unit by 5 p.m. on Friday February 12, 2016.

The Equity Unit is seeking Harassment and Discrimination Investigators in the following regions:

  • Region 1: One (1) Investigator
  • Region 6: One (1) investigator

The OPSEU Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Policy applies to all OPSEU members, including retired members and elected leaders, during any union-related duties, activities and functions.  This includes, but is not limited to, local meetings, conferences, Conventions, educationals, social functions, pickets and demonstrations.  It also applies to union-related interactions between members and elected union leaders in the workkplace.

The role of OPSEU Harassment and Discrimination investigators is to:

  • Investigate allegations in a complaint, gather all relevant evidence, interview witnesses, and review documents;
  • prepare investigation reports and recommend suitable remedies where it is believed that alleged conduct has been substantiated;
  • ensure accommodation and health and safety needs are met;
  • encourage the parties to mediate and resolve the complaint;
  • attend mandatory training.

An investigator may also act as a mediator between parties and may act as an advisor to OPSEU Executive Board members and other parties in complex complaints through the Special Advisory Committee.


  • OPSEU member in good standing
  • Demonstrated understanding of and background in human rights issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to advise and mediate complaints;
  • Excellent information-gathering, communication, analytic writing and problem-solving skills.

We encourage members from equity-seeking groups to submit an application.

Please note this is a voluntary position but expenses will be reimbursed according to OPSEU policy.

Selected applicants are expected to commit to the positions on a long-term basis. Members who are selected for interview must be available on February 16 or 17 for interview; and successful applicants must be available for training during the week of March 7. Investigators will attend five days of training.

To apply, please send a statement of interest to:

Sophie Tome
Equity Unit
Via e-mail: stome@opseu.org
Via fax: 416.448.7419