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CEO Update - June 2024

Introductory Greetings

As I reflect on my first week in this new role as CEO, I wanted to take a moment to (re)introduce myself to the membership. While first weeks of a new job are always a whirlwind of new faces, consecutive meetings and steep learnings about an organization, my experience has been somewhat atypical in that it has, at times, felt pleasantly familiar. Having served as CSSEA’s Director of HRLR in the early 2000s, I am heartened to re-connect with many former colleagues. Also, while the sectoral landscape has evolved greatly in the last decade, many core issues continue to remain relevant and timely today. This foundational knowledge will be invaluable as I learn more about the initiatives, strategic milestones, collective agreements updates and new membership issues that have emerged since my time in the sector. I look forward to taking the days and months ahead to get to know my staff, key government contacts, our Board and Panels and other sectoral partners, so a solid agenda of priorities and goals can be developed. I also look forward to meeting as many of you as possible during my summer tour and at our AGM and Conference, taking place October 9-11 in Vancouver at the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel.   

Upcoming Member Meetings

Preparations for the next round of bargaining are underway and as part of our canvassing of the membership on key issues that should be considered at the bargaining table, I will be joining CSSEA’s bargaining spokespeople in a series of in-person meetings around the province. CSSEA staff are currently working out agenda items and meeting dates in July, and members will be notified as soon as registration details become available. In the meantime, if members prefer to e-mail their bargaining issues, they can do so in confidence to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

2024 Annual Report

As CSSEA prepares to produce its 2024 Annual Report, I invite members who wish to showcase images from their agencies over the past year to connect with us. Over the years, CSSEA’s Annual Report has become as much an operations and financial document as it is a recognition of member triumphs, particularly their involvement in events, in service of the community, in celebration of staff achievements, and the like. If you have such images featuring individuals who provided prior consent, please e-mail them to Doris Sun, Director of Communications, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The deadline for submission is July 26. 

Upcoming Joint Job Evaluation Plan (JJEP) Webinar

Managers and Human Resources practitioners are invited to attend a free webinar on July 23rd from 10am to noon that will address everything JJEP, including the creation and revision of job descriptions and related collective agreement processes. CSSEA’s Karen May, Classification Analyst, and Jon Paul Dicks, Compensation Consultant, will lead the session and address any questions members may have on writing job descriptions and understanding related collective agreement language/processes. Registration for this free session is required and can be completed here

Complimentary Professional Development Opportunities

CSSEA recently announced that, as a result of funding made possible through the Federation of Social Services of BC, members now have access to free Labour Relations courses on the MyLeadershipHub online platform for a one year period. This free access to what was once a paid subscription service represents a wonderful opportunity for employers to empower their leadership teams with job-related knowledge, as the modules cover topics identified by the membership as being of greatest value. Access is available to multiple users at your agencies and to get started, participants are simply required to fill out the form for Basic Membership to start an account. If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2024 Compensation and Employee Turnover Report

The 2024 Compensation and Employee Turnover Report is now available for members to complete. I thank all those who have already taken the time to complete their submissions and strongly encourage those who have not yet done so to complete their reports as soon as possible. Details gleaned from this year’s Turnover Reports will directly inform government as it develops the next bargaining mandate and will be critical for optimizing the accurate flow of funding to members to pay for any increases agreed to in the next collective agreement. Members who are not familiar with completing a report are asked to e-mail their questions at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The deadline for report submission is June 30.

Communications Contact

Doris Sun
Director of Communications
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