Agenda and minutes

Staffing Committee
Monday, 27th July, 2009 2.00 pm

Venue: Fred Flint Room, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Julie North 

Items
No. Item

40.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors F Keegan and B Moran and Olga Kokkinis, Dawn Clerk and.

41.

Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any personal and/or prejudicial interests in any item on the agenda

Minutes:

Councillor D Flude declared a personal interest, being a retired member of Unison.

42.

Public Speaking Time/Open Session

In accordance with Procedure Rules Nos.11 and 35 a total period of 10 minutes is allocated for members of the public to address the Committee on any matter relevant to the work of the Committee.

 

Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes but the Chairman will decide how the period of time allocated for public speaking will be apportioned where there are a number of speakers.

 

Note: In order for officers to undertake any background research it would be helpful if questions were submitted at least one working day before the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no members of the public present.

43.

Minutes of the meeting held on 7 May 2009 pdf icon PDF 48 KB

To approve the minutes as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 7 May 2009 be approved as a correct record.

44.

HR Update pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Minutes:

The Head of HR and Organisational Development attended the meeting and gave a general update in respect of Health and safety, organisational development, employee communications, organisational transformation, HR policy and reward, HR delivery (including progress in implementing organisational structures) and swine flu pandemic preparations .

 

The Trade Unions commended the way in which the officers and Trade Unions had worked together to achieve a measured approach in formulating and appointing to departmental structures.

45.

Business Planning 2010-13 incorporating Key Decision (CE09/10-04) - Capital Strategy 2009-2013 pdf icon PDF 487 KB

To receive the above Cabinet report, for information.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report, which had been submitted to Cabinet at its meeting on 14 July, relating to the approach to corporate, business and financial planning processes for 2010 and beyond. The report detailed the financial planning proposals to develop a council Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) 2010-2013 and budget planning for 2010-2011 and introduced an approach to integrated financial and business planning on both a medium term and annual basis.

 

 

 RESOLVED

 

 That the report be noted.

46.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The reports relating to the remaining items on the agenda have been withheld from public circulation and deposit pursuant to Section 100(B)(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the matters may be determined with the press and public excluded.

 

The Committee may decide that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

  

PART 2 – MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT THE PUBLIC AND PRESS PRESENT

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

 

47.

Confidential minutes 7 May 2009

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the confidential minutes of the meeting held on 7 May 2009 be approved as a correct record.

48.

Items Requested by the Trade Unions

Communication

Redeployment

Relocation

Shared Services

Minutes:

Representatives from the Trade Unions raised issues relating to the following matters:-

 

Communication

Redeployment

Relocation

Shared Services