Agenda and minutes

General Purposes Committee
Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent. View directions

Contact: Charles Hungwe 

Items
No. Item

126.

Apologies for Absence

127.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 113 KB

128.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 42 KB

129.

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 91 KB

130.

To receive advice from the Local Government Association on governance processes for staffing matters

    Minutes:

    The General Purposes Committee received the report from the Local Government Association on governance processes for staffing matters.

     

    Points raised from the discussion were as follows:

     

    ·  The purpose of the report was not to ascribe blame but identified a lack of process around grievances.

    ·  Members were advised that it is not possible for Council to appoint a “Super Chief Executive”.

    ·  Members were reminded that this is separate from the disciplinary procedure- as this report only related to grievances.

     

    The Chairman proposed and Councillor Saunders seconded:

     

    That EKHR be instructed to look at best practice through a benchmarking exercise and formulate a draft grievance policy based on the JNC model.

     

    Upon being put to the vote, the motion was declared CARRIED.