Agenda and minutes

Human Resources Committee
Wednesday 24th February, 2016 4.40 pm

Venue: Room 27, Wallfields, Hertford. View directions

Contact: Lorraine Blackburn  Tel: (01279) 502172 Email:  lorraine.blackburn@eastherts.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

597.

Pay Policy Statement 2016/17

Minutes:

The Head of People and Organisational Services submitted a report on the Pay Policy Statement 2016/17 which needed to be annually approved and published under Sections 38 to 43 of the Localism Act 2011.  She provided a summary of the report now detailed. 

 

Members were advised that the report had been considered and supported by the Local Joint Panel at its meeting on 24 February 2016.

 

In response to a query, the Head of People and Organisational Services provided clarification in relation to the definition of “allowances” and reimbursement of “expenses” incurred by employees. 

 

The Committee supported the report and recommended to Council, approval of the report as detailed.

 

RECOMMENDED – that the Pay Policy Statement for 2016/17 as detailed, be approved.

 

(see also Minute XXX)

598.

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To receive the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 January 2016

Minutes:

RESOLVED - that the Minutes of the Meeting held on 13 January 2016 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

599.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman explained that it had been necessary to convene an additional meeting of Human Resources Committee in order to consider the verbal recommendations of the Local Joint Panel in relation to the Senior Management Pay Proposals and the Pay Policy Statement 2016/17. The Chairman stated that the Pay Policy Statement 2016/17 needed annual approval by Council.

 

600.

Local Joint Panel - Minutes of the meeting:

Members are asked to note that Officers will be reporting verbally to Members of Human Resources Committee on the recommendations of the Local Joint Panel following its meeting on 24 February 2016.

 

Please bring your copy of the agenda for the Local Joint Panel meeting held on 24 February 2016.

 

To consider the recommendations on the matters below:

 

(A)     Senior Management Pay Proposals

 

(B)     Pay Policy Statement 2016/17

Minutes:

The Chairman explained that as the meeting of the Local Joint Panel had taken place in advance of this Human Resources Committee, Officers would be reporting verbally on the recommendations of that Panel. 

 

It was noted that the Minutes of the Local Joint Panel held on 24 February 2016 would be formally reported to HR Committee on 24 April 2016.

 

(see also Minutes xxx and xxx)

 

601.

Senior Management Pay Proposals

Minutes:

The Head of People and Organisational Services submitted a report on senior management pay proposals following a senior management restructure.

 

The Committee considered and approved the verbal recommendations made at the Local Joint Panel meeting held on 24 February 2016.

 

RESOLVED – that (A) the pay scales for Grade 12 be approved and pay increments for Grade 13 and Directors be made on the basis of performance rather than time-served increments;

 

(B)   the Council’s S151 Officer, Monitoring Officer and the Head of Paid Service be given a payment of £5,000 per year; and

 

(C)   Officers on Grade 13 and above be restricted from participating in the Flexi-time scheme.

 

(See Minute xxx)