The district JIC provides a forum for two-way communication and issue resolution. Employees voice concerns, and raise and vigorously debate issues. The company communicates business and

employee matters. JIC also is a decision-making body for items that are within its mandate. This mandate has been articulated clearly so that we minimize time spent on matters beyond its scope. For example, the JIC was chartered to design the process by which we fill vacancies in situations where we need skills in one location and have an oversupply of skills in another area. The JIC also has a process by which the management team keeps employees informed regarding the use of contrac­ tors in certain roles and the rationale for it.