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33.

Declarations of Interest

Members of the Council should declare any interests which fall under the following categories*:

 

a)    disclosable pecuniary interests (DPI);

b)    other significant interests (OSI);

c)    voluntary announcements of other interests.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest at the meeting.

34.

Minutes

To consider and approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meetings held on 15 and 28 February, and 27 March 2018.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meetings held on 15 and 28 February, and 27 March 2018 were submitted, approved and signed by the Chairman.

35.

Gender Pay gap

This report outlines the Council’s statutory obligations regarding the publication of gender pay gap data and provides the data for this reporting year.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The report outlined the Council’s statutory obligations regarding the publication of gender pay gap data and provided the data for this reporting year.

 

The Committee Members indicated that the statistics were informative, and that it was useful to continue to see them on an annual basis.  This is reflected in the decision below.

 

Proposed by Councillor Love;

Seconded by Councillor McKenna; and

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.        That report P/17/10 be received and noted.

2.        That the Personnel Committee continue to receive future years’ gender pay gap reporting on an annual basis, with a view to reviewing in 2019.

 

(Voting figures: 4 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions).

36.

Staff recognition scheme

This report reviews the Staff Recognition Scheme that ran from August 2016 to August 2017 and recommends how the Scheme can be improved to assist with the Transforming Shepway agenda.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The report reviewed the Staff Recognition Scheme that ran from August 2016 to August 2017 and made recommendations on how the Scheme could be improved to assist with the Transformation agenda.

 

The Committee Members supported the continuation of the Staff Recognition Scheme, as shown in Option 3 of the report, on the basis that the award winners’ lunch be continued. This is reflected in the decision below.

 

Proposed by Councillor Love

Seconded by Councillor McKenna; and

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the award winners’ lunch be retained as part of the scheme.

 

(Voting figures: 4 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions).

 

Proposed by Councillor Love,

Seconded by Councillor Meyers; and

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.        That P/17/11 be received and noted.

2.        That the Staff Recognition Scheme be continued. 

 

(Voting figures: 4 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions).

 

37.

Exclusion of the Public

 

To exclude the public for the following item of business on the grounds that it is likely to disclose exempt information, as defined in paragraph 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 –

 

‘Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under, the authority.’

 

Part 2 – Exempt Information Item

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Monk,

Seconded by Councillor Love; and

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the public be excluded for the following item of business on the grounds that it is likely to disclose exempt information, as defined in paragraph 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 –

 

‘Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under, the authority.’

 

(Voting figures: 4 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions).

38.

Pay Award 2018 update

To receive a verbal update, from the Head of Human Resources, on the Pay Award 2018/19 and 19/20.

 

Minutes:

The Head of HR gave an update on the pay award for 2018/19.

 

Proposed by Councillor Love,

Seconded by Councillor Meyers; and

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the update be noted.

 

(Voting figures: 4 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions).