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Human Resources Committee

Wednesday 8 November 2006

A meeting of the Human Resources Committee, which you are requested to attend, will be held on Wednesday 8 November 2006 at 10:00hrs in the Conference Room, Devon and Cornwall Police Authority, Endeavour House, Woodwater Park, Exeter, to consider the items as detailed on the Agenda given below.

Any papers listed as "to follow", urgent items or supplementary papers will be made available as soon as possible and in any event at least 30 minutes before the start of the meeting.

S G Davey
Chief Executive & Clerk
To The Police Authority

Meeting agenda

Opening Items

  1. Apologies for Absence
    To receive apologies for absence from Members unable to attend the meeting.
  2. Declarations of Interests
    To receive any declarations from Members / Officers of personal and / or prejudicial interests in respect of matters for consideration at this meeting, together with the appropriate statement on the nature of any such declared interests.
  3. Minutes
    To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 13 September 2006.
  4. HMIC Report of Training Best Value Review
    The report will give on the implementation of Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC) recommendations. To follow
  5. Multi Agency Training within Devon and Constabulary
    This paper presents what multi agency training is currently delivered and what is being planned and asks that the committee members note the contents and provide feedback as they feel appropriate.
  6. HMIC Baseline Assessment People Results
    The documents provided for the committee are a copy of the survey questions and a summary of the responses.
  7. Update on Induction Process for Police Staff
    A Police Staff induction process has been introduced and the report provides information and feedback from the initial courses.
    1. Appendix A
  8. Staff Support Groups Policy
    The policy regarding staff support groups is presented to the Committee for information following A request at the September meeting.
    1. Appendix A
  9. Long term Sickness
    The report provides a summary of long term (in excess of 100 days) sickness information.
    1. Appendix A
  10. Job and Grading Review
    The report provides information about information and responsibilities for the job and regrading process as requested by the committee.
  11. Regulation A20 Panel Recommendation
    The Regulation A20 panel meeting in September requested that a report be submitted to the Human Resources Committee recommending that the Police Authority be informed and consulted of any case where an applicant is being considered for re-appointment against the advice of the Force Medical Officer. to follow
  12. HR Functions and Future Plans
    The Head of Human Resources will provide an oral update.
  13. Profile of Police Staffing for Each Basic Command Unit and Department
    The report provides information about police staffing as requested by the Committee at its meeting in September. To follow
  14. Housing Issues and the Deployment of Police Officers
    The report will provide an update on the impact that the availability and affordability of housing accommodation has on the recruitment and deployment of Police Officers and Police Staff
  15. Police Authority Disability Equality Scheme
    The Police Authority is required by legislation to produce a Disability Equality Scheme following community consultation. This first draft is presented for comment. To follow
  16. Police Authority HR Policies
    The report requests the Committee to approve the policies and procedures listed below which have been amended to reflect the findings of a diversity audit.
    1. A) Diversity in employment
    2. B) Grievance
    3. C)Whistleblowing
  17. Closed Items
    (Items which may be considered by the Committee with only members of the Police Authority, appropriate Officers and expert advisors present, on the grounds that exempt / confidential information may be disclosed)

    Consideration to Excluding the Press and Public

    Recommended that the Agenda items detailed in the table below be considered as closed items

    Agenda item No Report Title Relevant Act Relevant section
    18 Redundancy Discretionary provisions (Local Government Pension Scheme) Local Government act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information Act 1985) Schedule 12A Paragraph 4 Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations r 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.
    19 The National Police Staff Council Handbook and Weekend Enhancements for Devon & Cornwall Police Staff Local Government act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information Act 1985) Schedule 12A Paragraph 4 Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations r 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.
    20 Civilinisation programme Local Government act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information Act 1985) Schedule 12A Paragraph 4 Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations r 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.
  18. Redundancy Discretionary Provisions (Local Government Pension Scheme)
    This oral report from the Director of Human resources is to raise awareness of the revised discretions now available regarding early termination of employment resulting form changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme and seeks a strategic steer for the future decisions.
  19. The National Police Staff Council Handbook and Weekend Enhancements for Devon & Cornwall Police Staff
    This report updates the Committee on work being undertaken with the objective being to implement the Police Staff Council National Handbook and accepting it as providing minimum standards of employment for allowances and benefits. To follow
  20. Civilianisation Programme
    The purpose of this paper is to provide the Committee with an update on the proposed Civilianisation Programme, in support of the Force Development Programme.

Members of the HR Committee: Sir Simon Day, O Dendy, I Doggett, S Malloni, D Money, C Ryan, J Smith, A Talbot, C Wallin.

If you require any further information regarding this meeting please contact: Joy Norris email: joy.norris@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

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