Agenda and draft minutes

Personnel Committee
Monday, 8th July 2019 6.10 p.m.

Venue: Lancaster Town Hall

Contact: Stephen Metcalfe, Democratic Services - telephone 01524 582073, or e-mail  sjmetcalfe@lancaster.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Vice-Chair

To appoint a Vice-Chair for the duration of the 2019/20 municipal year. 

Minutes:

The Chair requested nominations for the position of Vice-Chair. 

 

It was proposed by Councillor Phillip Black and seconded by Councillor Mandy King:-

 

“That Councillor Caroline Jackson be appointed Vice-Chair of the Personnel Committee for the municipal year 2019/20.” 

 

There being no further nominations, the proposition was declared carried. 

 

Resolved:

 

That Councillor Caroline Jackson be appointed Vice-Chair of the Personnel Committee for the municipal year 2019/20. 

 

2.

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Minutes of meeting held on 12th March 2019 (attached). 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 12th March 2019 were signed by the Chair as a correct record. 

3.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Councillors of interests in respect of items on this Agenda. 

Councillors are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting). 

Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Councillors should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting. 

In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Councillors are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct. 

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest. 

4.

Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business. 

5.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Committee is recommended to pass the following recommendation in relation to the following item(s):-

 

“That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business, on the grounds that they could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2 and 4 of Schedule 12A of that Act.” 

 

Members are reminded that, whilst the following items have been marked as exempt, it is for the Committee itself to decide whether or not to consider each of them in private or in public.  In making the decision, Members should consider the relevant paragraph of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and also whether the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.  In considering their discretion Members should also be mindful of the advice of Council Officers. 

 

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Stephie Barber, seconded by Councillor Caroline Jackson and resolved as follows. 

 

Resolved:

 

That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2 and 4 of Schedule 12A of that Act. 

 

 

6.

Staffing Initiatives

Report of the HR Project Manager. 

Minutes:

The HR Projects Manager submitted a report that enabled the Committee to reconsider the proposals discussed by the Committee at its meeting held on 12th March 2019, before agreeing to implement any of the initiatives, or take further action. 

 

It was moved by Councillor Caroline Jackson and seconded by Councillor Phillip Black:

 

“That the impact on our initiatives on our climate emergency declaration be reviewed 6 months after implementation.” 

 

Upon being put to the vote, Members voted unanimously in favour of the proposition. 

 

It was then proposed by Councillor Stephie Barber and seconded by Councillor Cary Matthews:

 

“That the initiatives, as set out within paragraphs 2.1 to 2.5 of the original report dated 12th March 2019, be agreed to be taken forward.” 

 

Upon being put to the vote, Members voted unanimously in favour of the proposition. 

 

Resolved:

 

(1)       That the initiatives, as set out within paragraphs 2.1 to 2.5 of the original report dated 12th March 2019, be agreed to be taken forward. 

 

(2)     That the impact on our initiatives on our climate emergency declaration be reviewed 6 months after implementation. 

7.

Update on Job Evaluation

Verbal report of the HR Project Manager. 

Minutes:

Sue Graham, HR Business Partner, provided a verbal update at the meeting. 

 

Resolved:

 

That the verbal update be noted.