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Minutes of the
Ingleby Barwick Personnel Committee Meeting
Held at 6.00PM WEDNESDAY 29TH APRIL 2021
VIA THE ZOOM PLATFORM

Present: Cllr S Watson (Chairman), M Patterson, R Rutland, R Turnbull.

In Attendance: J McGeeney, Town Clerk.

  1. Apologies for absence: None

  2. Declarations of Interest: None

  3. Review of Council Policies: The Policy Committee requested that Personnel Committee review the following Town Council Policies: -

    • Persistent and Vexatious Complaints and Correspondence – Consideration was given to the current Persistent and Vexatious Complaints and Correspondence Policy. The Personnel Committee identified minor amendments and requested the Town Clerk look at policies from other Town Councils. A revised policy would be presented to the next meeting prior to the Policy Committee.

    • Protocol between Councillors and Council Employees – Consideration was given to the current Protocol between Councillors and Council Employees Policy. The Personnel Committee identified minor amendments and requested that in Section 5.5 the word ‘capability’ was included. A revised policy would be presented to the next meeting prior to the Policy Committee.

  4. Update on the following Council Policies:

    • Complaints Procedure – The Town Clerk had updated the Complaints Procedure in line with suggestions from the Personnel Committee at its last meeting. RECOMMENDED that the Complaints Procedure Policy be referred to the Policy Committee.

    • Grievance Procedure - The Town Clerk had rewritten the Grievance Procedure Policy and submitted it for Members’ consideration. The policy had been produced in accordance with policies from other Town Councils and was in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and complied with the ACAS Code of Practice 2009. It outlined the procedures which would be undertaken throughout and notified the employee of a Right to Appeal. RECOMMENDED that the policy be referred to the Policy Committee.

The meeting closed at 7.30pm

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