Agenda item

Applications for Early Retirement and/or Voluntary Redundancy for Council Employees


Consideration was given to the joint report of the Corporate Directors Adult and Health Services, Children and Young People’s Services, Resources, Regeneration and Economic Development Services, Neighbourhood Services and the Human Resources Advice and Support Manager (for copy see file of Minutes).


Councillor Robinson referred to the applications at paragraphs 18-21 in the report and sought an assurance that there would be no adverse impact on service delivery and the ongoing strategic work of the sections. The HR Business Lead informed Members that a thorough review of the roles had been carried out and the proposed restructure would increase efficiency and create joined up working. 


In response to a concern expressed by Councillor Moir regarding the applicant at paragraphs 25-27 in the report, the Member was informed that the employee had been included in an over-subscribed ring-fence and had renewed an earlier expression of interest in ERVR, however had chosen not to withdraw from the interview process.


Councillor Moir referred to the small lump sum for early access to pension in respect of the applicant at paragraphs 11–13 in the report and was informed by the Pensions Manager that this was due to the age of the employee who at 60 benefitted from protection under the ‘Rule of 85’.






a)    the cases of Early Retirement and Voluntary Redundancy be noted and agreed with effect from the dates specified in the report;


b)    the cases of Compulsory Redundancy and Early Retirement be noted from the dates specified in the report.