Agenda and draft minutes

Human Resources and Appeals Panel
Thursday, 24th October, 2019 1.00 pm

Venue: Lancashire Fusiliers 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

BECOMING A FOSTER FRIENDLY EMPLOYER pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Caroline Schofield presented a report setting out two new policies that the Council and the CCG aimed to introduce to support becoming foster friendly employers, these were: Foster Care Leave and Child Foster Placement Policy.

 

It was reported that the policies had been developed in conjunction with the Council’s Corporate Parenting Development Officer.

 

The Foster Care Leave Policy had been developed to offer additional time off for eligible existing and prospective foster carers.

 

The Child Foster Placement Policy had been developed to allow qualifying staff up to six weeks’ paid leave of absence following a placement being made.

 

It was agreed:

 

That the Human Resources and Appeals panel support the implementation of the Foster Friendly Policies

HRA.3

CLOSURE OF BUILDINGS AT CHRISTMAS pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Report attached

Minutes:

Caroline Schofield presented a report setting out the proposed closure of buildings during the Christmas and New Year period 2019/2020.

 

It was agreed:

 

That the recommendations set out in the report be approved

HRA.4

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE POLICY pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Minutes:

Caroline Schofield presented the Domestic Violence and Abuse Policy which aims to assist and support managers in supporting staff when incidents of domestic violence and abuse are reported.

 

Councillor McGill asked whether the policy name could be changed to include ‘support’.

 

It was agreed:

 

That the introduction of the policy be supported.

HRA.5

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.6

S.188 REPORT - CONSULTATION PACK 1 - CAFE OPERATION CLC

Report attached

Minutes:

Neil Long, Assistant Director, Operations presented the consultation pack to the Human Resources and Appeals Panel.

 

Members asked questions and made comments.

 

Delegated decision:

 

That the consultation pack be approved and forwarded to the S.188 meeting for consideration

 

HRA.7

S.188 REPORT CONSULTATION PACK 2 - OPENING HOURS CLC

Report attached

 

Minutes:

Neil Long, Assistant Director, Operations presented the consultation pack to the Human Resources and Appeals Panel.

 

Members asked questions and made comments.

 

Delegated decision:

 

That the consultation pack be approved and forwarded to the S.188 meeting for consideration

 

HRA.8

S.188 REPORT CONSULTATION PACK 3 - WORKFORCE RESTRUCTURE CLC

Report attached

 

Minutes:

Neil Long, Assistant Director, Operations presented the consultation pack to the Human Resources and Appeals Panel.

 

Members asked questions and made comments.

 

Delegated decision:

 

That the consultation pack be approved and forwarded to the S.188 meeting for consideration

 

HRA.9

Proposals to consult on a Legal Services management restructure

Report and appendices attached

Minutes:

Jayne Hammond, Assistant Director, Legal and Democratic Services presented the consultation pack to the Human Resources and Appeals Panel.

 

Members asked questions and made comments.

 

Delegated decision:

 

That the consultation pack be approved and forwarded to the S.188 meeting for consideration

 

HRA.10

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

Application attached.

Minutes:

Delegated decision:

 

Than RZ be approved to take early retirement from 25 October 2019

HRA.11

MARKET SUPPLEMENT REVIEWS

Applications attached

Minutes:

Delegated decisions:

 

That the market supplements be approved for 2 years or the period of time reflected in the report.