Employment Committee
Tuesday, 26th June, 2018 12.15 pm

Venue: The Executive Meeting Room - Third Floor, The Guildhall. View directions

Contact: Vicki Plytas 02392 834058  Email:

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Members' Interests


Minutes of the Meeting held on 27 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

RECOMMENDED that the minutes of the meeting held on 27 February 2018 be confirmed and signed by the chair as a correct record.


Health & Safety Annual Report (for period 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018) pdf icon PDF 490 KB

The purpose of the report is to update the Employment Committee on Portsmouth City Council’s health and safety performance between 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018.


RECOMMENDED that the 2018/19 H&S Unit corporate action plan is endorsed by the Employment Committee




Trade Union Facility Reporting pdf icon PDF 246 KB

(Please note the original report published on 18 June was replaced on the website on 28 June to include a minor amendment in section 4.1 to add Unison, Unite and GmB to the list of unions recognised for Education function staff)


The purpose of the report is to present the outcomes of the Trade Union Facility Time Report 2018, ensuring the Council can fulfil its statutory  obligations in respect of the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) 2017.


RECOMMENDED that Members


(1)  Note the data in Appendix 1 and the fact that the Appendix will be the report published on the PCC website , and the Government maintained website currently being developed by the Cabinet Office.

(2)  Note that the data will be included in any relevant Annual Report and Accounts  that are published by PCC.





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Sickness Absence - Quarterly Report pdf icon PDF 115 KB

The purpose of this report is to update Employment Committee about levels of sickness absence across the council and actions being taken to manage absence.


RECOMMENDED that Members continue to monitor sickness absence and ensure appropriate management action is taken to address absenteeism.

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Apprenticeship Levy update pdf icon PDF 206 KB

The purpose of the report is to update members on the progress made with regards to apprenticeships in the city council since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in April 2017 and the rules for sharing up to 10% of our levy with external organisations.


RECOMMENDED that Members



(i)        Note the achievement made in relation to the council's apprenticeship target

(ii)       Note the continued increase and diversity of PCC apprenticeships

(iii)      Approve officers to undertake a feasibility study relating to the transfer of levy funds to external organisations including the option of establishing an Apprenticeship Training Agency (to be reported at the next scheduled Employment Committee).


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Appointment to Hampshire Pension Fund Panel and Board

The purpose of this item is to make an appointment to the Hampshire Pension

Fund Panel and Board to serve as a full member for the period up to the end of the 2018 - 19 Municipal Year. There is no remuneration for this role. (During the last Municipal Year, the Southampton appointee was the full member and the Portsmouth appointee was the substitute. This alternates at the end of each Municipal Year)



RECOMMENDED that a Portsmouth Councillor be appointed to serve on

the Hampshire Pension Fund Panel and Board for the rest of the

Municipal Year (subject to the person remaining an elected member).


The Living Wage pdf icon PDF 172 KB

(Please note that the original EIA published on 18 June was replaced on 19 June to include a missing sentence and that the report published on 18 June was replaced on 28 June with revised paragraph 8)


This report is provided in response to the instruction from Full Council on 17th October 2017, for Employment Committee to consider implementing the Foundation Living Wage (FLW) rate and assess what the potential implications might be.


RECOMMENDED thatMembers apply the Foundation Living Wage, consolidated into the council's pay structure, noting the costs and issues identified in the paragraphs below, and subject to special provisions for those employees who have transferred to PCC under TUPE regulations.


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