Meeting documents

SCC Human Resources Committee
Thursday, 17th November, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: Luttrell Room - County Hall, Taunton. View directions

Contact: Neil Milne on 01823 359045 or Email:  or Sarah Wright (Democratic Service Officer) on 01823 356151 or Email:

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Declarations of Interest

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a)      Cllr Leyshon and Cllr Kendall declared a personal interest as members of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

b)      Chris Squire declared a personal interest in item 5, Chief Officer Pay Award, and item 7, LGR HR Policies for approval (Sickness Absence and change to senior leadership).



Minutes from the previous meeting held on 11 October 2022 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.


The minutes were approved as a true and accurate record.



Public Question Time

The Chair will allow members of the public to present a petition on any matter within the Committee’s remit. Questions or statements about any matter on the agenda for this meeting will be taken at the time when each matter is considered.


There were no public questions, statements, or petitions.



Chief Officer Pay Award 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

-       To consider the report  

Additional documents:


The Committee received a report from the Strategic Manager – HR Business Partner the Lead Officer – Cherry Russell.

 The following points were highlighted:

·       The paper outlined the process of recruitment to grade 2 and 3 appointments and sought a decision on the grade 1 salary (Chief Executive).

·       Green Book  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.


LGR People Workstream Update

-       To receive a presentation


The Committee received a presentation from the Director of Customers, Digital and Workforce – Chris Squire as the Lead Officer of the LGR People Workstream.

The following points were highlighted:

·       Behaviour and Culture Workshops had been delivered with staff, although this paused in the late summer/early autumn as the new  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.


LGR HR Policies for approval pdf icon PDF 54 KB

-       Policies to be considered

o   Adoption

o   Capability

o   Compassionate Leave

o   Emergency Time Off for Dependents

o   Maternity

o   Paternity

o   Sickness Absence (contractual sick pay)

o   Standards of Conduct



Additional documents:


The Committee received a report from the Service Manager HR Policy and Projects – Sarah Welland, and Strategic Manager HR Practice – Sari Brice.

The following points were highlighted:

·      Mrs Welland apologised for the late submission of the report. It was suggested that, if necessary, a request be put by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.


Any other urgent items of business

The Chair may raise any items of urgent business.



There were no items of urgent business.

Meeting closed at 4.10pm