Human Resources Committee - Tuesday, 20 July 2021 3.00 p.m.

Venue: Assembly Room, Kendal Town Hall, Kendal

Contact: Adam Moffatt  Legal, Governance and Democracy Specialist

No. Item




To receive apologies for absence, if any.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 215 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 10November 2020 (copy attached).


Minutes of Appeals Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 319 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting of the Appeals Sub-Committee held on 2 March 2021 (copy attached) and for the Chairman of that Sub-Committee to sign, as a correct record.


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.


Annual Sickness Absence Report 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 168 KB

To consider the Annual Sickness Absence Report for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Additional documents:


Human Resources Policy Updates pdf icon PDF 127 KB

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


·         Expenses Policy;

·         Exceptional Effort/ Merit Payments;

·         Purchase of Additional Leave; and

·         Alcohol and Substance Misuse Policy.

Additional documents:


Wellbeing Survey

To receive a verbal update on the results of the Wellbeing Survey.


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 notes of the meeting of the Joint Consultative Panel held on 27 October 2020.


Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee

To receive the minutes of the meetings of the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee held on 1 December 2020 and 2 March 2021.


Organisational Establishment Update

To consider the updated Organisational Establishment List.


Future Changes to the Establishment

To receive a verbal update on Future Changes to the Establishment.