Agenda and draft minutes

Human Resources Committee
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 3.00 p.m.

Venue: Georgian Room, Kendal Town Hall

Contact: Una Bell 

Items
No. Item

HR/36

Minutes pdf icon PDF 131 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 11 December 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the Chairman be authorised to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 11 December 2018.

HR/37

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda.

 

Members are reminded that, in accordance with the revised Code of Conduct, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests.  (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting.)

 

Members may, however, also decide, in the interests of clarity and transparency, to declare at this point in the meeting, any such disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, as well as any other registrable or other interests.

 

If a Member requires advice on any item involving a possible declaration of interest which could affect his/her ability to speak and/or vote, he/she is advised to contact the Monitoring Officer at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That it be noted that no declarations of interest were raised.

HR/38

Local Government Act 1972 - Excluded Items

To consider whether the items, if any, in Part II of the Agenda should be considered in the presence of the press and public.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the items in Part II of the Agenda be dealt with following the exclusion of the press and public.

HR/39

Pay Policy Statement 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To consider the draft Pay Policy Statement 2019/20 prior to consideration by Full Council.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Senior Human Resources Advisor presented a report which outlined the Pay Policy Statement 2019/20. He explained that the Pay Policy Statement provided visibility and transparency with regard to the Council’s approach to setting the pay of its employees in particular that of senior management.

 

The Senior Human Resources Advisor responded to questions raised by Members and clarified the difference between the Foundation Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage.

 

RESOLVED – That the Pay Policy Statement 2019/20 be recommended to Full Council for approval.

HR/40

Press and Public

Minutes:

RESOLVED - That, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12 A of the Act as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 by virtue of the paragraphs indicated.

HR/41

Joint Consultative Panel

To receive the notes of the meeting of the Joint Consultative Panel held on 8 October and 17 December 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meetings of the Joint Consultative Panel held on 8 October and 17 December 2018 be received.

HR/42

Organisational Establishment Update

To consider the updated Organisational Establishment Report with the interim Customer Connect arrangements, prior to implementation of the new operating model with a revised structure from 1 April 2019.

Minutes:

The Senior Human Resources Advisor presented a report outlining the updated Organisational Establishment list which provided details of the interim Customer Connect Arrangements. The report provided the establishment prior to the move into implementation of the new operating model and detailed a number of minor changes which had been made since the presentation of the last Organisational Establishment report in July 2018.  The Senior Human Resources Advisor explained that the new operating model, with a revised structure, would be implemented by the Council from 1 April 2019.

 

The Senior Human Resources Advisor and Chief Executive responded to questions raised by Members.

 

RESOLVED – That

 

(1)        the changes as detailed in the report and appendices be noted; and

 

(2)        the updated Establishment List at Appendix A to the report be received.

HR/43

Customer Connect Update

To receive an update on the implementation of the Human Resources aspect of the Customer Connect Programme.

Minutes:

The Senior Human Resources Advisor presented a report which provided an update on the implementation of the people workstreams of the Customer Connect programme. The report provided a summary of activity regarding expressions of interest in Voluntary Redundancy; recruitment to the Senior Management structure and Phase 1; the outline timetable for Phase 2; and initial planning for the transition into the New Operating Model.

 

The Senior Human Resources Advisor and the Chief Executive responded to questions raised by Members.

 

At this point in the meeting the Chairman took the opportunity to thank the Senior Human Resources Advisor for his presentation of the reports and comprehensive responses throughout the meeting.

 

RESOLVED – That

 

(1)        the progress on the implementation of the people workstreams of the Customer Connect Programme be noted; and

 

(2)        the updated changes made to contracts of employment, in line with legislative requirements and in order to meet the needs of the customer, service and employee health and wellbeing, be endorsed.

HR/44

Re-Admission of Press and Public

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the press and public be re-admitted to the meeting.