Employment & Assistance Appeal Tribunal of BC

Member Competencies

THE COMPETENCIES ARE BASED ON FIVE CORE ELEMENTS:

  1. Legislation and Practices and Procedures
  2. Conduct of Hearing
  3. Evidence
  4. Decision Making
  5. Decision Writing

1. LEGISLATION AND PRACTICE AND PROCEDURES

Knowledge of relevant legislation and Tribunal Practices and Procedures

  • understands the Tribunal’s jurisdiction
  • understands the applicable legislation
  • applies the applicable legislation
  • protects privacy
  • understands issues of bias

2. CONDUCT OF A HEARING

Conducts hearing in a courteous, timely and respectful manner, consistent with the Tribunal Code of Conduct

  • fully prepared
  • communicates effectively
  • conducts hearing effectively

3. EVIDENCE

Ensures that all relevant issues are addressed by eliciting and managing evidence

  • undertakes necessary preparatory work
  • asks questions concerning relevant issues
  • identifies new evidence and determines admissibility

4. DECISION MAKING

Ensures effective deliberation and structured decision making

  • keeps an open mind
  • takes an active part in deliberations and decision-making
  • involves members in decision making -process
  • establishes a structured decision making-process

5. DECISION WRITING

Provides clear, concise and well written decisions

  • participates in the decision writing process
  • Ensures the Tribunal Decision is completed correctly and in accordance with Tribunal guidelines and legislation
  • protects privacy