EARLY RETIREMENT / REDUNDANCY COMMITTEE

 

Minutes of a meeting held on 14th June, 2018.

 

Present:  Councillor V.J. Bailey (Chairman); Councillor S.T. Edwards (Chairman); Councillors Mrs. P. Drake, G. John and N.C. Thomas.

 

 

85            APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE –

 

These were received from Councillors Mrs. C.A. Cave and Mrs. A. Moore.

 

 

86            MINUTES –

 

RESOLVED – T H A T the minutes of the meeting held on 30th April, 2018 be approved as a correct record.

 

 

87            DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST –

 

Councillor G. John declared an interest in Agenda Item. 6 – Personal prejudicial interest – friend of the family. 

 

 

88            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.

 

 

89            APPLICATION FOR FLEXIBLE RETIREMENT – W (MD) (EXEMPT INFORMATION – PARAGRAPHS 13 AND 14) –

 

Consideration was given to an application for flexible retirement in respect of one employee within the Directorate of Resources. 

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)       T H A T the flexible retirement of W be approved in accordance with the Council’s Policy subject to no other circumstances arising in the interim whereby the employment would be terminated for a different reason.

 

(2)       T H A T the use of the appropriate delegated powers be endorsed, to enable W to reduce their contracted hours from 37 to 22 hours per week from 1st July, 2018, with the retirement of W from the employment with the Council taking place on or before 30th June, 2020. 

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(1)       To determine the flexible retirement application within the Regulations and to allow for eventualities that may not be known at this time.

 

(2)       To achieve the necessary change to the employee’s working hours, to assist service continuity, provide appropriate support to assist the employee’s transition to retirement and to contribute to the savings of the service to enable improved succession planning. 

 

 

90            DETERMINATION OF REDUNDANCY – B (MD) (EXEMPT INFORMATION – PARAGRAPHS 12, 13 AND 14) –

 

Consideration was given to one application for redundancy in respect of the above employee within the Directorate of Resources.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)       T H A T a statutory redundancy payment be approved in respect of B with effect from 15th September, 2018, under Scheme D of the Council’s Early Retirement / Redundancy Scheme, subject to Resolution (2) below and B complying with the Council’s Avoiding Redundancy Procedure.

 

(2)       T H A T should alternative employment be found for B, the notice be extended to cover any trial period and Resolution (1) above be revoked, together with any redundancy payment, should the trial period prove successful.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(1)       To support the implementation of the amendment to the Council’s establishment.

 

(2)       To support the Council in achieving the financial efficiencies and organisational changes to maintain sustainable service delivery.

 

 

NOTE: Councillor G. John withdrew from the meeting prior to and during consideration of the above matter.

 

 

91            DETERMINATION OF REDUNDANCY – T (MD) (EXEMPT INFORMATION PARAGRAPHS 12, 13 AND 14) –

 

Consideration was given to one application for redundancy in respect of the above employee within the Directorate of Resources.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)       T H A T a statutory redundancy payment be approved in respect of T with effect from 31st July, 2018, on the basis of Scheme D of the Council’s Early Retirement / Redundancy Scheme, subject to Resolution (2) below and T complying with the Council’s Avoiding Redundancy Procedure.

 

(2)       T H A T should alternative employment be found for T, the notice be extended to cover any trial period and Resolution (1) be revoked, together with any redundancy payment, should the trial period prove successful.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(1)       To support the implementation of amendment to the Council’s establishment and to provide flexibility within the new structure for T’s support during the notice period if necessary.

 

(2)       To support the Council in achieving the financial efficiencies and organisational changes to maintain sustainable service delivery and in compliance with the Council’s Policy and procedure..