The Corporation of the Town of Oakville · Policy HR-DVL-001

Professional Development and Educational Assistance

Policy Number:
HR-DVL-001
Section:
Human Resources
Sub-Section:
Develop
Author:
Human Resources Department
Authority:
Council
Effective Date:
05/29/06
Review by Date:
05/29/11
Replaces:
Last Modified:

Policy Statement
The Corporation of the Town of Oakville (hereinafter referred to as the Town) is committed to supporting employee professional development through job related or corporate related educational courses, conferences and seminars. Educational assistance for employee professional development is subject to budgetary limitations and in accordance with established procedures.

Purpose
This policy supports employee pursuit of educational opportunities and professional development, for the purpose of enhancing current job performance, or improving opportunities for advancement within the Town.

Scope
This policy applies to all permanent full-time employees of the Town with the exception of employees on probation.

Definitions

Job Related Courses
Courses or training designed to develop skills, knowledge and effectiveness in employee's current position with the Town of Oakville.

Corporate Related Courses
Courses or training designed to develop skills related to future goals with the Town of Oakville. This will encompass courses taken while working towards degree, certification and diploma programs as identified during an annual performance appraisal with the Town of Oakville. Programs under consideration will include those that benefit career fields within the municipality, and not those related to the employee's current position.