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Agenda item

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


The Committee considered a joint report of the Corporate Directors of Children and Young People’s Services, Resources, Transformation and Partnerships Service and Adult and Health Services, and the HR Manager (for copy see file of Minutes).


Councillor Hopgood expressed concern at the potential for further impact on service delivery by the deletion of the post at paragraphs 20-22 in the report. The HR Business Lead informed the Committee that the new structure ensured that the Service was ‘fit for purpose’ with no impact on frontline service delivery.


With regard to the application at paragraphs 23-25 in the report Councillor Robinson considered that the employee would be a great loss to the Authority and asked if employees in similar positions across other services would be reviewed. The Corporate Director of Resources confirmed that this application was not associated with any general exercise for the posts referred to.   


In response to a query from Councillor Shuttleworth regarding the employee at paragraphs 32-39 in the report, the Member was informed that the employee had been ring-fenced for the newly established post but had been unsuccessful.






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.




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