Human Resources Committee - Tuesday, 10 November 2020 2.00 p.m.

Contact: Laura Chapman 

Link: View the live stream of the meeting here

No. Item




To receive apologies for absence, if any.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 272 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 11 February 2020 (copy attached).


Minutes of Appeals Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 269 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting of the Appeals Sub-Committee held on 13 May 2020 (copy attached) and for the Chairman of the appropriate Sub-Committee to sign, as a correct record.


Emergency Non-Executive Decisions pdf icon PDF 255 KB

To note the following Emergency Non-Executive Decisions taken by the Chief Executive in accordance with Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution 3. (B 1) (1.1) and to note any spending outside any budgetary provision:-


a          04 03-04-20 Special Leave Policy


b          05 17-04-20 HR Flexible Retirement 01-2020


c          06 17-04-20 HR Flexible Retirement 02-2020


d          11 21-05-20 HR Flexible Retirement 03-2020


e          15 02-09-20 HR Flexible Retirement 04-2020

Additional documents:


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.


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.


Human Resources Policy Review pdf icon PDF 267 KB

To consider the reviews of a number of the Council’s Policies:-


·         Acceptable Standard of Appearance at Work Policy

·         Access to Personnel Files Policy

·         Adoption Leave and Pay Policy

·         Adverse Weather Policy

·         Career Break Policy

·         Career Break Application Form

·         Carry-forward of Annual Leave Guidance

·         Claim for Additional Hours Guidelines

·         Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

·         Disciplinary Policy

·         Procedure for Appeal Panel (Dismissal) Disciplinary Policy

Additional documents:


Annual Report on Employee Sickness Absence pdf icon PDF 579 KB

To consider the Annual Sickness Absence Report for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.


Public Sector Exit Pay Reforms

To consider a verbal update on the Public Sector Exit Pay Reforms.


Private Section (exempt reasons under Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, specified by way of paragraph number)


Joint Consultative Panel

To receive the notes of the meeting of the Joint Consultative Panel held on 11 February 2020.


Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee

To receive the minutes of the meetings of the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee held on 23 June 2020 and 15 September 2020.


Organisational Establishment Update

To consider the updated Organisational Establishment List.


COVID and Staff Wellbeing

To consider a verbal update regarding the Council’s response to COVID and staff wellbeing.