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Items
No. Item

40.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor John Truscott with Councillor David Ellis attending as substitute.

41.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 25 November 2014. pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record.

42.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

Councillor David Ellis, on behalf all members, declared a personal interest in agenda item 7 as members of the Local Government Pensions Scheme.

43.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To move that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the ensuing report on the grounds that the report involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That, the Members being satisfied that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the ensuing report on the grounds that the report involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

44.

Closure of Consultation- Audit & Asset Management

Report of the Service Manager, Audit & Risk Management.

Minutes:

Mark Kimberley, Corporate Director, presented a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, reintroducing restructure proposals for Audit and Asset Management service area.

 

It was explained that whilst feedback received from the affected staff was useful and appreciated, it was not proposed to alter the recommendations that were presented to the previous meeting.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To recommend the revised final structure for consideration by the Chief Executive, under whose delegated authority a final staffing structure will be implemented.

45.

Health and Safety

Report of the Health and Safety Officer.

Minutes:

The Health and Safety Officer presented a verbal overview of current developments in his work.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the information.

46.

Current Trends in Sickness Absence pdf icon PDF 164 KB

Report of the Chief Executive and the Service Manager, Organisational Development.

Minutes:

The Service Manager for Organisational Development presented a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, summarising current trends in sickness absence.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the report

47.

Current Staffing Issues pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Report of the Chief Executive and the Service Manager, Organisational Development.

Minutes:

The Service Manager for Organisational Development presented a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, presenting current workforce issues.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the report.

48.

Local Government Pension Scheme; Policy Discretions pdf icon PDF 221 KB

Report of the Service Manager, Organisational Development.

Minutes:

The Service Manager for Organisational Development presented a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, detailing a statement of policy, as required by legislation, on certain discretions which the Council has the power to exercise in relation to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To support the draft policy statement as set out and recommend it to the Appointments and Conditions of Service Committee for formal adoption.

49.

Minor changes to Establishment agreed outside formal full JCSC process pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Report of the Service Manager, Organisational Development.

Minutes:

The Service Manager for Organisational Development presented a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, informing members of a minor change to the establishment in the Revenues and Benefits service which had been agreed outside the formal committee process.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the report

50.

Any other item which the Chairman considers urgent.

Minutes:

None.

 


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