It is the policy of the Corporation of the Town of Oakville (town) to recruit for and fill vacant positions on a competitive basis without regard to sex, sexual orientation, race, disability, ancestry, place of origin, citizenship, creed, marital or family status, or record of offences for which a pardon has been granted as provided for in the Ontario Human Rights Code and in accordance with all applicable employment legislation and Corporate Policies/Procedures. Full consideration will be given to an applicant's education, knowledge, aptitude, training, experience and suitability. Bargaining unit positions shall be recruited for and filled, in accordance with the provisions of the applicable collective agreement.
A relative of either a current Member of Council, a member of a Local Board or town employee, who is identified as being the best qualified candidate in the selection process, may be hired if there is no direct or indirect supervisory link between the parties. In cases of promotion and transfer from within the town or in situations where related employees, may for any reason come into supervisory relationship, an effort will be made to arrange a transfer of the employees to an acceptable position in order to avoid that workplace relationship. However, no employee shall be dismissed if there is no position into which they can be transferred.
An employee of the town, a Member of Council or a member of a Local Board may not advocate for the employment of any individual by the town.
This policy is established to ensure that vacant positions within the town are filled on the basis of merit.
This policy applies to current and prospective town employees, Members of Council and appointees on Local Boards.