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Employment Issues Panel (SBC)
Wednesday 18 February 2009

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Agenda and Minutes

Employment Issues Panel
Wednesday, 18th February, 2009 11.00 a.m.

Venue: Conference Room 1, Council Offices, Spennymoor

Contact: Mrs. Gillian Garrigan, Spennymoor (01388) 816166 Ext 4240 

Items
No. Item

17.

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

To notify the Chairman if you have an interest in the following items.

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were received.

18.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 59 K

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 4th February 2009.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 4th February 2009 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

RESOLVED:             That in accordance with Section 100(a)(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 may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Schedule 12a of the Act.

19.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT REORGANISATION - APPLICATIONS FOR EARLY RETIREMENT/VOLUNTARY REDUNDANCY

To consider the following:

Additional documents:

  • Composite ERVR Feb 2009

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of Head of Organisational Development and Monitoring Officer (For copy see file of Minutes) regarding an application for Early Retirement/ Voluntary Redundancy.

 

Members’ attention was drawn to Section 3 of the report which outlined the provisions of Regulation 4 and 5 of the Local Government (Structural Boundary Changes) (Staffing) Regulations 2008.

 

Specific reference was made to the table on the appendix attached to the report which assessed the financial impact of the application.

 

With regard to financial implications concerns were expressed by some members in relation to paragraph 7.2 and 7.3 detailed in the report concerning the use of Sedgefield Borough Council’s General Fund Reserves to meet the associated costs as they considered these to be costs associated with Local Government Reorganisation and, therefore, should be met by Durham County Council from the Transitional Cost Budget.  The Director of Resources explained the position and other Members confirmed that they understood the reasons for the financial arrangements

 

RECOMMENDED:              That Council be recommended to approve the

 application.  

20.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT REORGANISATION - APPLICATIONS FOR EARLY RETIREMENT/VOLUNTARY REDUNDANCY

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of Chief Executive and Head of Organisational Development (for copy see file of Minutes) regarding applications for Early Retirement/ Voluntary Redundancy from postholders detailed in the report.

 

Members attention was drawn to Section 3 of the report which outlined details contained in the Department of Communities and Local Government document “Local Government Restructuring: Guidance on Staffing Issues”

 

Specific reference was made to the appendices attached to the report which assessed the financial impact of the applications.

 

With regard to financial implications concerns were expressed by some members in relation to paragraph 7.2 and 7.3 detailed in the report concerning the use of Sedgefield Borough Council’s General Fund Reserves to meet the associated costs as they considered these to be costs associated with Local Government Reorganisation and, therefore, should be met by Durham County Council from the Transitional Cost Budget.  The Director of Resources explained the position and other Members confirmed that they understood the reasons for the financial arrangements

 

RECOMMENDED:              That Council be recommended to approve the

applications

 

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