Agenda and minutes

Joint Human Resources Committee
Monday, 30th April, 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX. View directions

Contact: James Harris  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

11.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors N Noble, P Wade and Y Weeks.

12.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive and record any announcements that the chairman may wish to make.

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

13.

Declarations of Interest

To receive and record any declarations of interest from members present in respect of any of the various matters on the agenda for this meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

14.

Confirmation of Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting held on6 December 2017.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 6 December 2017 were agreed and signed as a correct record.

15.

Pay Policy 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Organisational Development introduced the report and explained that the councils reviewed and updated their Pay Policy Statements annually.

 

In response to a question she confirmed that it was a longer term aspiration to move to a more performance related model for spinal point increments, rather than the current length of service model.  She also confirmed that the death in service payment was additional to the payment that would be made by the Hampshire Pension Fund.

 

In response to comments made by the committee, she agreed that a communications campaign around staff benefits be produced and circulated to the committee for feedback.

 

RESOLVED that the Pay Policy Statements for East Hampshire District Council and Havant Borough Council be recommended for approval by the full Council of the authority to which they related.

 

16.

Strategic HR/Organisational Development Update pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Minutes:

The HR Business Partner gave an update on Organisational Development, the work on wellbeing having stemmed from the stress survey that had been recently undertaken.

 

In response to a question it was confirmed that work related sickness had increased, particularly in East Hampshire.  The committee was pleased to note that only 3% of respondents had felt that they had been bullied, although it was highlighted that any instances should be taken seriously. 

 

The bottom hourly rate for Q1 Lower was noted as being incorrect and it was agreed that this would be amended.

 

With regard to the gender pay gap, it was confirmed that staff in equivalent grades were paid the same regardless of gender.  The gender pay gap that existed was purely down to the numbers of each gender in each role.

 

RESOLVED that the Joint Human Resources Committee noted the content of the report.