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Agenda and draft minutes

Joint Human Resources Committee
Tuesday, 21st March, 2017 4.00 pm

Venue: Hollybank Room, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, Hants PO9 2AX. View directions

Contact: Jack Caine (HBC)/James Harris (EHDC)  Democratic Services Officers

Items
No. Item

8.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received by Cllrs Glass, Noble, Saunders, Thomas, Lenaghan and Perry.

 

9.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To approve the minutes of the last meeting held on 12 September 2017.

 

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED that the Minutes of the last meeting of the Joint Human Resources Committee held 12 September 2016 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

10.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

There were no matters arising.

 

11.

Declarations of Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

12.

Chairman's Report

Minutes:

The Chairman advised there was nothing to report to members of the Committee.

 

13.

Annual Pay Policy Statement 17/18 pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Minutes:

The members considered the written report from the Acting Head of Organisational Development regarding the annual Pay Policy Statement 2017/18.

 

In response to questions raised by the committee it was advised that the Pay Policy is displayed on the Council’s public website.

 

The Committee discussed the implications of including the ratio of lowest paid employee to highest paid employee at both Councils in the interest of transparency. It was

 

RECOMMENDED to that the Pay Policy Statement be approved by the Full Council of East Hampshire District council and Havant Borough Council, subject to the following amendment(s):

 

HBC Pay Policy Statement:

 

5. The pay multiple based on the ratio between the highest paid employee and the mean average earnings across Havant Borough Council is 1: 4.7

The pay multiple based on the ratio between the paid lowest employee and the highest paid employee across Havant Borough Council is 1: 8.39.

 

EHDC Pay Policy Statement:

5. The pay multiple based on the ratio between the highest paid employee and the mean average earnings across East Hampshire District Council is 1: 4.8

The pay multiple based on the ratio between the highest paid employee and the lowest paid employee across East Hampshire District Council is 1: 9.23.

 

 

 

 

14.

Recruitment Procedure pdf icon PDF 278 KB

Minutes:

The Committee considered the written report on the Recruitment Procedure from the HR Business Partner.

 

The Committee were advised of the small difference between the Recruitment Procedures for both East Hampshire District Council and Havant Borough Council. The Committee noted that the following policies were not in place for EHDC:

 

·         Disability Confidence Scheme

·         Veteran Scheme.

 

Members raised concerns over the necessity for officers to be cognizant of the impacts of both Brexit and the 6 Councils contract and were advised that officers would be compliant with any changes in legislation.

 

It was RESOLVED that the Recruitment Procedure be approved for use across both Councils.