Agenda and draft minutes

Personnel Committee
Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Boardroom - Council Offices. View directions

Contact: Nicky Conway 

Items
No. Item

16.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 3rd October 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 3rd October 2018 was confirmed as a correct record and signed.

17.

Disclosures of Pecuniary and Personal Interests

Minutes:

No disclosures were made.

18.

Questions under Committee Procedures 12.8

No questions were submitted.

Minutes:

No questions had been submitted.

19.

Pay Policy Statement 2019/20 and Local Government Pension Scheme Discretions pdf icon PDF 531 KB

A report of the Head of Strategic Support is attached.

Minutes:

A report of the Head of Strategic Support was submitted to obtain approval of the Council’s Pay Policy Statement covering the period 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2019 (item 5 on the agenda filed with the minutes).

 

In response to a question the Strategic Director of Corporate Services noted that the receipt of certain benefits such as broadband and essential car use would be best considered as part of a larger review into staff benefits.

 

RESOLVED that the Pay Policy Statement for 2019/20, attached at Annex A proceed to Full Council for formal approval and adoption.

 

Reason

 

To ensure that the Council meets its obligations under Section 38 of the Localism Act 2011.

20.

Temporary Agency Workers Policy and Guidance pdf icon PDF 621 KB

A report of the Head of Strategic Support is attached.

 

Minutes:

A report of the Head of Strategic Support was submitted requesting approval to introduce a revised Temporary Agency Workers Policy and Guidance (item 6 on the agenda filed with the minutes).

 

In response to questions the HR Manager stated that the contractor chosen by the Council to supply temporary agency workers maintained records of expenditure and statistics and could provide the Council with details if required.  In addition managers were asked to verify the identification of temporary workers prior to their starting work in line with the process for new permanent staff.

 

RESOLVED that the revised version of the Council’s Temporary Agency Workers Policy and Guidance be approved and adopted.  The document will replace the current Workers Regulations Guidance.

 

Reason

 

The Temporary Agency Workers Policy and Guidance has been reviewed to include the latest legislation and best practice relating to Agency Workers.  This includes information on the IR35 regulations.  The revised policy is intended to support managers in greater detail when employing agency workers.

21.

Guidance on the Recruitment and Employment of Casual Workers pdf icon PDF 511 KB

A report of the Head of Strategic Support is attached.

 

Minutes:

A report of the Head of Strategic Support was submitted to obtain approval of the amended Guidance for the Recruitment and Engagement of Casual Workers (item 7 on the agenda filed with the minutes).

 

RESOLVED that the revised Guidance on the Recruitment and Engagement of Casual Workers be agreed.

 

Reason

 

That the guidance document is updated in line with recommended best practice to ensure it effectiveness for employees of the Council.