Agenda Item No. 6
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
CORPORATE PERFORMANCE AND RESOURCES SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: 16 FEBRUARY 2017
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 6 FEBRUARY 2017
C3450 EMPLOYEE PAY POLICY 2017/18 (L) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – CORPORATE PERFORMANCE & RESOURCES) -
During consideration of this item, the Director of Environment and Housing, the Head of Legal Services, the Section 151 Officer, Head of Human Resources, Director of Social Services and Interim Director of Learning and Skills left the room and took no part in any discussions that took place on this item.
Cabinet was asked to consider and endorse the Council's Pay Policy for 2017/18 that was attached at Appendix A to the report prior to its submission to Council for final approval.
The Council had a statutory requirement under the Localism Act 2011 to prepare a pay policy statement for the new financial year 2017/18. The statement needed to be approved and published by 31 March, 2017.
The Pay Policy Statement for 2017/18 had once again been produced on the basis of statutory guidance, advice from the Welsh Local Government Association and guidance from Welsh Government.
The document provided a framework for ensuring that employees were rewarded fairly and objectively, in accordance with the service needs of the Council and that there was openness and transparency in relation to the process.
After presenting this report, the Leader highlighted the table on page 4 of Appendix A attached to the report and noted that if the Senior Management Restructure - Social Services Directorate report later in the Agenda was approved, the “Director 1” pay range would no longer apply leaving only 1 post in the Council with a Salary Range over £100,000. However, the appendix as it stood was correct at this time.
This was a matter for Executive and Council decision
Cabinet, having considered the report and all the issues and implications contained therein
(1) T H A T the required changes to the Council's Pay Policy for 2017/18 as set out in the report and incorporated in the revised statement attached at Appendix A to the report be noted.
(2) T H A T the Pay Policy be referred for consideration by the Scrutiny Committee (Corporate Performance and Resources) on 16 February, 2017 and for final consideration and approval by Council on 1 March, 2017.
Reasons for decisions
(1) To respond to the legal requirement under the Standing Orders (Wales) Amendment Regulations 2014, the Local Government (Wales) Act 2015 and related advice from Welsh Government.
(2) To respond to the legal requirement under the Localism Act and to provide openness and accountability in how the Council rewards its staff.
Attached as Appendix – Report to Cabinet – 6 FEBRUARY 2017