Agenda and draft minutes

Human Resources and Appeals Panel
Thursday, 27th February, 2020 1.00 pm

Venue: Lancashire Fusiliers Room - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Chloe Ashworth  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

Parental Bereavement Leave pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Simon Bagley, Head of Human Resources will report at the meeting.  Report attached.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Simon Bagley, Head of Human Resources presented a report regarding Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Regulations. The regulations will come into effect 06th April 2020 subject to Parliamentary approval of the legislation. The regulations give parents who suffer the devastating loss of a child 2 week’s statutory leave.

 

Delegated decision:

 

On the basis of the original proposals and feedback received, the HR and Appeals Panel endorses the following final recommendations to the Council’s Cabinet:

 

1.   To agree the revised policy.

 

HRA.3

Pay Policy pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Simon Bagley, Head of Human Resources will report at the meeting.  Report attached.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In line with Section 38 (1) of the Localism Act 2011 to produce a Pay Policy Statement, Simon Bagley, Head of Human Resources presented a report from Councillor David Jones, the Leader of the Council identifying:

 

·         The methods by which salaries of all employees are determined;

·         The detail and level of remuneration  of the Council’s most senior staff, and;

·         The agreed decision making arrangements to ensure that the provisions set out within the statement are applied consistently throughout the Council.

 

Appended to the report was the Pay Policy Statement 2019 – 2020 which included:

 

·         The local authority’s policy on the level and elements of remuneration for each chief officer;

·         The local authority’s policy on the remuneration of its lowest paid employees;

·         The local The local authority’s policy on the relationship between the remuneration of its chief officers and other officers;

·         The local authority’s policy on other specific aspects of chief officers’ remuneration: remuneration on recruitment, increases and additions to remuneration, use of performance-related pay and bonuses, termination payments and transparency.

 

Delegated decision:

 

On the basis of the original proposals and feedback received, the HR and Appeals Panel endorses the following final recommendations to the Council’s Cabinet:

 

1.   That the Human Resources and Appeals Panel recommends that the Pay Policy Statement for 2020/2021 be approved by Council.

 

 

 

HRA.4

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:

Delegated decision:

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting.

 

HRA.5

Proposed establishment of two new posts within the Department of Operations

Donna Ball, Executive Director Operations will report at the meeting.

Minutes:

The Human Resources and Appeals Panel received a report proposing the establishment of two new posts on the staffing establishment within the department of Operations.

 

Delegated decision:

 

That the HR and Appeals Panel approve the establishment and recruitment of the two positions.

 

HRA.6

Proposal to restructure the Education Swimming Teachers in Bury Leisure Services

Zilpha Lang, Leisure Services Manager will report at the meeting.

Minutes:

The Human Resources and Appeals Panel received a report proposing the restructure of the Education Swimming Teachers in Bury Leisure Service.

 

Delegated decision:

 

That the HR and Appeals Panel approve that staff effected under the proposals are provided with two proposals prior to a final decision being made.

 

HRA.7

SEND Business Development Post

Ruth Wheatley, Strategic Lead (Strategy and Commissioning will update at the meeting.  Report attached.

 

Minutes:

The Human Resources and Appeals Panel received a report proposing to create a new post on the staffing establishment for the Children and Young People Department.

 

The proposed post is of SEND Business Development/ Employment Officer within the Children’s Strategy and Commissioning Team.

 

Delegated decision:

 

That the HR and Appeals Panel approve the new post to be permanently funded by the Dedicated Schools Grant (High Needs Block).

 

 

 

HRA.8

Urgent Business - Higher Lane

A representative from Children’s Services will report at the meeting.

Minutes:

On the 17/02/2020 JET agreed the office moves to take place. The moves proposed were focused of office rationalisation; but other reasons include the need to relocate Children’s Services staff to closer align services. This planned co-location of services will improve performance, communication, forge closer working relationships and increase efficiency of service delivery that will enhance service provision to vulnerable children, young people, families and carers.

 

Delegated decision:

 

That the HR and Appeals Panel approve a formal 30 day staff consultation begin.

 

HRA.9

Application for Flexible Retirement

Simon Bagley, Head of Human Resources will report at the meeting.

Minutes:

Delegated decision:

 

1.        The Human Resources and Appeals Panel notes the work and experience of the applicant and the reasons for a flexible retirement request.

 

2.        That the employee be granted flexible retirement with effect of the 01st April 2020