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Agenda item

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


The Committee considered a joint report of the Corporate Directors of Adults and Health Services, Children and Young People’s Services, Resources, Regeneration and Local Services, and the Human Resources Advice and Support Manager (for copy see file of Minutes).


In discussing the applications at paragraphs 10-13 in the report, Councillor Armstrong expressed concern about the potential loss of expertise. The Committee was informed that additional support was being given to the training and development of existing employees to ensure service delivery was maintained.


With regard to the employees specified in paragraphs 27-32 in the report, Councillor Hillary expressed concern at the loss of two posts which provided a valuable service, particularly as the period of austerity continued. Members shared these concerns but were informed by Councillor Brown that training and development had been undertaken with employees to allow greater flexibility across the whole Team, which mitigated against the loss of the posts and ensured continuity of service.  




That the cases of Early Retirement and Voluntary Redundancy be noted and agreed with effect from the dates specified in the report.



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