Agenda and minutes

Employment and Appeals Committee - Monday, 2nd November, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Remote Access via WebEx

Contact: Duncan Jowitt  Democratic Services and Councillor Development Offic

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No. Item


Declarations of interest

Members will disclose any pecuniary and any other significant interests they may have in relation to the matters to be considered at this meeting.




Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the previous meeting of the Employment and Appeals Committee.


The minutes of the meeting of 13 July 2020 were confirmed as a correct record.


Policy Review pdf icon PDF 314 KB

Report of the Head of Business Support.

Additional documents:


The Head of Business Support submitted a report presenting additions and amendments to nine of the council’s Human Resource Policies and procedures.


The members of the committee present asked a number of relevant and in depth questions regarding the detail and content of the policies, particularly in respect to the Social Media Policy, to which the Head of Business Support and the Human Resources Advisor responded to the satisfaction of the committee.


Councillor Swales gave her apologies and left the meeting during discussion of item 4g of the agenda.


Decision taken


The committee approved all of the following reviewed Human Resources Policies and documents:


·       Grading Review and Appeal Procedure

·       Flexitime Working Policy

·       Time off for Trade Union Duties

·       Social Media Policy

·       Disciplinary Policy and Procedure

·       Appeal against Dismissal Procedure

·       Resolution Policy

·       Employee Code of Conduct


The committee also approved the Redundancy Policy and Selection Procedure, which had been updated to reflect new legislation coming into force in November and would need to be further subject to review.