Agenda and minutes

Human Resources Committee - Tuesday, 15 November 2016 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Georgian Room, Kendal Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Una Bell 

Items
No. Item

HR/18

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To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 6 September 2016 (copy attached).

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the Chairman be authorised to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 6 September 2016.

HR/19

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 made.

HR/20

Local Government Act 1972 - Excluded Items

To consider whether the items 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/21

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/22

Organisational Establishment Update

To consider the proposed changes to the service structures to enable the council to deliver efficiencies and improvements to the operation of its services.

Minutes:

The Assistant Director Resources (Chief Finance Officer) presented the Organisational Establishment Update report requesting approval of proposed changes. The organisational structure had been considered at the Human Resources Committee meeting held on 29 March 2016 and the current report provided an update.

 

The report provided Members with the updated staff establishment list which would enable the Council to deliver efficiencies and improvements to the operation of its services.

 

The Assistant Directors present, together with the Human Resources Manager on behalf of the Assistant Director Performance and Innovation, presented the key points of the changes to service areas.

 

RESOLVED – That the organisational changes and updated Establishment List be approved, as set out within the report and appendices.

HR/23

Joint Consultative Panel

To receive the notes of the meeting of the Joint Consultative Panel held on 24 August 2016 (copy attached).

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Consultative Panel held on 24 August 2016 be noted.

HR/24

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee

To receive the minutes of the meetings of the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee held on 30 August and 10 October 2016 (copies attached).

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meetings of the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee held on 30 August and 10 October 2016 be noted.