Submitted self-identification questionnaires are processed only by Human Resources. Information provided on the questionnaire is held in confidence and may only be used for employment equity purposes. Human Resources will inform the selection committee whether candidates belong to designated groups without disclosing their particular designations. Self-identification data collected for a given employment competition will be destroyed after all requirements to preserve documentation for that competition have expired. Only candidates who have submitted a self-identification form can be considered as members of designated groups.