Corporate Services Cabinet Member – minutes – 5 January 2010

340 (70) VIREMENTS 2009 – 2010 – The Service Director Finance submitted a report seeking approval for changes to the revenue budget for 2009-10.

On 25 February 2009 Council approved the revenue and capital budgets for 2009/2010 financial year (minute 1690 refers). Since then various developments had been approved which needed to be reflected in the budget to assist proper financial control. The report gave details of virements approved by the Service Director Finance under delegated powers and those that required Cabinet Member approval.

Resolved – (a) That the virements at paragraph 3.1 of the report, approved by the Service Director Finance under delegated powers be noted, and (b) that the permanent virements outlined in paragraph 3.2 of the report be approved.

341 (71) QUARTERLY WORKFORCE MONITORING – The Service Director Human Resources submitted a report giving details of the workforce monitoring statistics for September 2009.

A number of key workforce indicators were included in the attached quarterly workforce monitoring report. These covered:

  • workforce profiles
  • employee turnover
  • sickness absence
  • recruitment and selection
  • learning and development

Detailed workforce information covering the areas was also provided to services on a quarterly basis. The information supported aspects of service area quarterly performance reviews, as well as assisting managers in carrying out workforce planning.

Issues raised within the report would be addressed through actions included in the Human Resources (HR) Service Plan. Service specific issues were considered as part of quarterly performance reviews, with individual services areas taking appropriate action to improve performance in key areas. HR continued to support service areas to do this.

The appended workforce report showed links with key lines of enquiry that would be used as part of the CAA Use of Resources assessment on workforce due to take place in 2010. The assessment would focus on the council’s approach to planning, organising and developing its workforce to support the achievement of strategic priorities.

Resolved – That the Quarterly Workforce Monitoring report for September 2009 be accepted and key issues noted.

342 (72) CREATION OF EMPLOYABILITY TEAM – The Head of Strategic Regeneration, Housing and Development submitted a report seeking approval for the establishment of four posts to deliver the North Lincolnshire Employability Programme.

The recession had had a significant impact on businesses, individuals and communities in North Lincolnshire. Over 1,900 notified redundancies had been recorded since the start of the recession and the number of people claiming out of work benefits had risen significantly over recent months.

Yorkshire Forward had been working closely with the council to develop an aspiration raising programme to support both people outside the mainstream economy into jobs, and employers to provide sustainable employment opportunities.

The North Lincolnshire Employability Programme had been developed to take a proactive approach to addressing issues of worklessness and employability in North Lincolnshire.

The Employability Programme Team would be responsible for co-ordinating all activity relating to the programme, including the commissioning of programmes and activities. The programme would run until 31 March 2013, and would safeguard 220 jobs, assist 276 Small and Medium Size Enterprises and would provide 528 people with employment support.

Resolved – That the proposal to create the Employability Programme Team, and the additional Programme Monitoring Officer, as set out in the report, be approved.

The following items contain exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

343 (73) PROPERTY TRANSACTION SCHEDULE – The Service Director Asset Management and Culture submitted a report for consideration, and where necessary approval, of a schedule containing the terms of all recently negotiated property transactions.

Resolved – That the schedule appended to the report be approved.

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