Agenda

Personnel Committee - Tuesday, 29 June 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Foster Avenue, Beeston NG9 1AB

Contact: Email: committees@broxtowe.gov.uk 

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

To receive any apologies and notification of substitutes.

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are requested to declare the existence and nature of any disclosable pecuniary interest and/or other interest in any item on the agenda.

3.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 216 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 23 March 2021.

4.

REFERENCES

4.1

Local Joint Consultative Committee pdf icon PDF 10 KB

10 June 2021

CLOTHING, APPEARANCE AND IDENTITY CARDS POLICY

 

It was stated that the amendments were encouraging for the employees’ perspective as they were inclusive and supportive of staff.  There were some slight amendments to the wording of the policy.

 

The debate progressed on to the issue of identity cards and how members of staff could prove their identity to service users with visual impairments.  It was considered that further research needed to be done into the practicalities of providing staff with identification that was accessible to all members of the public.

 

RECOMMENDED to the Personnel Committee that the amendments to the Clothing, Appearance and Identity Cards Policy be approved.

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4.2

Local Joint Consultative Committee pdf icon PDF 183 KB

10 June

LEAVER’S FEEDBACK FORM

 

The Joint Committee considered the proposed amendments to the Leaver’s Questionnaire.  It was noted that the current form was rarely completed by leavers meaning that there was a lack of data regarding reasons for leaving the Council’s employment.

 

There was concern about the confidentiality of the data collated.  It was noted that information in the completed forms was only disclosed to HR Officers, unless there was a specific grievance or complaint that needed to be investigated.

 

A number of changes were made to the wording of the form, including the addition of a sentence stating that employees could complete the form with the assistance of the Union, clarification of who was able to access the probations@broxtowe.gov.uk email inbox and a statement regarding confidentiality.

 

RECOMMENDED to the Personnel Committee that the proposed amendments to the Leaver’s Questionnaire be approved.

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4.3

Local Joint Consultative Committee pdf icon PDF 285 KB

10 June

MARKET SUPPLEMENT POLICY

 

The Joint Committee considered the implementation of a new Market Supplement Policy, which was intended to replace the Scarcity Rating. 

 

It was noted that the policy gave a degree of flexibility to help the Council attract and retain staff in roles that were difficult to recruit to.  The policy meant that the recruitment and retention of staff would be continually monitored.  It was requested that the Policy be regularly shared with the Trade Unions.

 

RECOMMENDED to Personnel Committee that the implementation of a new Market Supplement policy and the amended Evaluation and Re-evaluation of Posts policy be approved.

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5.

ADDITIONAL PLANNING OFFICER pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To request the appointment of an additional Planning Officer to be added to the establishment of the Planning Department.  This is to provide urgent ongoing support to the current team with day to day work duties.

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6.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY BIDDING OFFICER pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To request the establishment of an energy efficiency bidding officer, within the structure of the capital works team.  This is to provide urgent ongoing support to the current team, so the Council can apply for a range of government energy efficiency and decarbonisation grants for residents, tenants and the Council (eg Local Authority Delivery Grant, Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund and Housing Upgrade Grant)

 

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7.

RESTRUCTURE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TEAM pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To seek approval for the redesignation of a post within the Environmental Health Section from Environmental Health Officer (Food Safety) to Senior Environmental Health Officer (Food Safety).

 

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8.

MEMBER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 2021-23 pdf icon PDF 240 KB

To consider the principles and seek approval for the new Member Development Programme 2021-23.

 

 

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9.

VETERANS INTERVIEW SCHEME UPDATE pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To update the Committee on progress in respect of the Veteran’s Interview Scheme.

 

10.

UPDATE ON THE ACTION PLAN FOR THE WELLBEING OF STAFF MENTAL HEALTH pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To update the Committee on progress in respect of the action plan for the wellbeing of staff mental health.

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11.

REVIEW OF PROCEDURES OF DEALING WITH SUICIDE PREVENTION pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To advise Committee of the review of the procedure which exists for officers to follow if a person they are dealing with threatens self-harm or suicide. 

 

12.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT REVIEW OF BUSINESS PLAN PROGRESS - SUPPORT SERVICE AREAS - HUMAN RESOURCES - OUTTURN REPORT 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 326 KB

To report progress against outcome targets identified in the Business Plans for the support services areas, linked to Corporate Plan priorities and objectives, and to provide an update as to the latest key performance indicators therein.

13.

WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To consider items for inclusion in the Work Programme for future meetings.

14.

EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS

 

The Committee is asked to RESOLVE that, under Section 100A of the Local Government Act, 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2, and 3 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

15.

URGENCY DECISIONS