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PART 1 - PUBLIC

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Election of Chairman

Minutes:

In the absence of both the Chairman and Vice-Chairman and in accordance with Committee Procedure Rule 14.7 (as set out in Part 4 of the Constitution) it was proposed by Councillor M Coffin, seconded by Councillor Mrs P Bates and

 

RESOLVED:  That Councillor M Boughton be elected as Chairman of this meeting of the General Purposes Committee.

GP 20/10

Declarations of interest pdf icon PDF 3 KB

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 287 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of General Purposes Committee held on 27 January 2020

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meeting of the General Purposes Committee held on 27 January 2020 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

Decisions taken under Delegated Powers in accordance with Part 3 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Council Functions)

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Establishment Changes - Media and Communications pdf icon PDF 307 KB

This report addresses the requirements for developing the Council’s new website in support of its digital strategy and post-pandemic reorientation. It assesses the current approach to online content management and proposes centralising responsibility in the Media and Communications team under a new post of Digital Content Editor.  

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Director of Central Services addressed the requirements for developing the Council’s new website in support of its Digital Strategy and post-pandemic reorientation.  He reminded Members that the new website formed a central plank of the Council’s strategy and goal of becoming a digital by default organisation.  The report assessed the current approach to online content management and proposed centralising responsibility for this under a new post of Digital Content Manager within the Media and Communications team.

 

RESOLVED:  That

 

(1)             a new full-time post of Digital Content Editor (Grade SO) be created within the Media and Communications Team with immediate effect; and

 

(2)             the budget be updated accordingly.

 

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Sickness Absence Policy pdf icon PDF 107 KB

The report in Annex 1 presents an updated version of the Sickness Absence Policy & Procedure for consideration by this Committee.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Central Services presented details of an amendment to the current Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure to incorporate the use of Tailored Adjustment Agreements to facilitate the rigorous formal tracking of “reasonable adjustments” agreed between line managers and employees with a disability.  Details of the updated Section K to the Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure were set out within Annex 1.

 

RESOLVED:  That the updated Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure, as set out at Annex 1 to the report, be adopted by Council. 

Matters for consideration in Private

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Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 4 KB

The Chairman to move that the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting during consideration of any items the publication of which would disclose exempt information.

Minutes:

There were no items considered in private.