Agenda and draft minutes

Human Resources and Appeals Panel
Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Irwell Room - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Andrea Tomlinson  Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

HRA.1

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members of Human Resources Committee are asked to consider whether they have an interest in any of the matters on the Agenda, and, if so, to formally declare that interest.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made at the Meeting.

HRA.2

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider passing the appropriate resolution under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business since they involve the likely disclosure of the exempt information stated.

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting

HRA.3

TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED FOR VOLUNTARY EARLY RETIREMENT, FLEXIBLE RETIREMENT AND VOLUNTARY SEVERANCE

Applications attached.

Minutes:

Delegated decision:

 

That the following employees be allowed to retire prematurely /be granted voluntary severance/flexible retirement:-

 

Employee

Department

Retirement Date

Grounds

NF

CYP&C

01/04/2019

VER efficiency with Severance

CL

CYP&C

01/04/2019

VER efficiency with Severance

 

 

HRA.4

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE DIRECTORATE - RESTRUCTURE

Report attached

Appendix A (1)

Appendix A (2)

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

Appendix F

Appendix G

Minutes:

Karen Dolton, Executive Director, Children, Young People and Culture attended the meeting along with Steve Goodwin and Adam Peluch.

 

Karen presented a report setting out proposed changes to the Children and Young People Directorate Extended Management Team structure.

 

Members were given the opportunity to ask questions.

 

Delegated Decision:

 

That the proposed structure for the Children and Young People Extended Management Team be endorsed and proceed to formal consultation with trade unions and employees.

HRA.5

REVIEW OF 3 DAYS UNPAID LEAVE

Minutes:

It was explained that employees currently had 3 days’ unpaid leave each year which they could take at any point during the year but didn’t get paid for. This had been introduced as a Council wide saving strategy. The unions had asked that this be reviewed with a view to it being removed as it was not saving as much as was originally set out and some employees were finding it difficult to take the days.

 

It was explained that work had been undertaken to review this issue and it had been suggested that employees be given the option to retain the three days leave at the same rate as currently or to opt out.

 

Delegated decision:

 

That the Human Resources and Appeals Panel approve recommendations to give employees the options to retain the 3 days’ unpaid leave if they so wish.