The Head of HR and OD briefly introduced the report and said that the policies had been through extensive scrutiny and been approved by Leadership Team (LT), East Herts Together (EHT) and Local Joint Panel. He also explained to Members that the Code of Conduct would need to be approved at Annual Council in May 2021 as it was a change to the Constitution. The recommendation in this regard would therefore be amended accordingly.
The HR Officer briefly explained the changes that had been made after the meeting of Local Joint Panel.
It was moved by Councillor Dumont and seconded by Councillor McMullen that the recommendation, as detailed, be approved. After being put to the meeting and a vote taken, this motion was declared CARRIED.
RESOLVED – that the revised Code of Conduct be recommended for adoption by Annual Council as part of the constitutional review.
It was moved by Councillor Alder and seconded by Councillor Newton that the recommendations, as detailed, be approved. After being put to the meeting and a vote taken, this motion was declared CARRIED.
RESOLVED – that (A) the revised Disciplinary
Policy be approved;
(B) the revised Grievance Policy be approved;
(C) the revised Probation Policy be approved;
(D) the revised Bullying and Harassment Policy be approved;
(E) the revised Absence Management Policy be approved; and
(F) the revised and reduced Appeals Policy be approved.