EARLY RETIREMENT / REDUNDANCY COMMITTEE
Minutes of a meeting held on 15th December, 2014.
Present: Councillor S.C. Egan (Chairman); Councillor Mrs. P. Drake (Vice-Chairman); Councillors: P.J. Clarke, Mrs. A.J. Moore and C.J. Williams.
694 APOLOGY FOR ABSENCE –
This was received from Councillor H.J.W. James.
695 MINUTES –
RESOLVED – T H A T the minutes of the meeting held on 24th November, 2014 be approved as a correct record.
696 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST –
No declarations were received.
697 EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC –
RESOLVED – T H A T under 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 involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 4 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Act, the relevant paragraphs of the Schedule being referred to in brackets after the minute heading.
698 DETERMINATION OF REDUNDANCY – PAYMENT DUE TO END OF TEMPORARY CONTRACTS – H(II), S, H AND D (DDS) (EXEMPT INFORMATION – PARAGRAPHS 12, 13 AND 14) –
Consideration was given to the proposed redundancy of four officers within the Development Services Directorate.
(1) T H A T the redundancy of the four officers be approved with effect from 31st December 2014 on the basis of Scheme E and discretionary redundancy payments be approved on the grounds of redundancy subject to the temporary employees complying with the Council’s Avoiding Redundancy Procedure subject to Resolution (2) and (3) below.
(2) T H A T, should suitable employment be found for the temporary employees, the notice period be extended to cover any trial period(s) and the date(s) of termination be amended to reflect the extension(s) subject to Resolution (3) below.
(3) T H A T should any trial period(s) prove successful, the termination date(s) and redundancy payment(s) be revoked.
Reason for decisions
(1-3) To reflect the projected end date of the current project, continued contract funding and to determine the redundancies in line with the Council’s policy.
(N.B.: Councillor Clarke voted against Resolution (1) and requested that this be recorded in the minute.)