_: The Department of Labour’s (DoL) ’s ) employment equity (EE) Directorate Unit will from tomorrow (August 13) undertake a series of national road shows across the country to create awareness and compliance with the implementation of the Employment Equity Act (EEA).
The workshops, which will be held under the theme: “Bridging the Equity Gap” – begin tomorrow 13 August, at Kronenburg in Paarl, Western Cape. Unique about this year’s road shows is that these would be sector-based/or targeting specific sectors across the country. The workshops will be held from 10h00 to 13h00.
Some of the sectors in the economy that will receive specific focus for road shows’ presentations include: Agriculture; Catering; Community; Construction, Electrical/Electricity; Finance; Manufacturing; Mining; Personal Services; Retail; Social; Transport; and Wholesale.
The aim of the initiative is to create awareness on compliance with the EEA by holding road shows that are sector based. The road shows are also intended to encourage designated employers on successful EE reporting particularly On-Line Reporting for the period 2013; to increase the quality of large employer EE Reports analysed by 15% which is 5 555 in this reporting cycle from 4 831 reports analysed in 2012 reporting period; and to publicise and promote the Public Register for 2012 reporting.
The 2013 road shows are targeted at Human Resource executive and practitioners, assigned senior EE managers/transformation managers; EE forum members and trade unions among others.
The EE workshops will conclude on September 6 in Gauteng province.
Meanwhile, the EE reporting period start 1 September 2013. Manual submission closes on 1 October 2013 and Online submission closes on the 15 January 2014. This year’s reporting season will target large employers and newly designated.