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How We Make Decisions

This heading details the decision making processes and records of decisions.

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Class of InformationDescriptionRelevant Publications

 

Major Policy Proposals and Decisions

 

This information includes the following as detailed below:

 
Equality SchemeThis document sets out the Commission’s commitment to and proposals for fulfilling the statutory obligations to promote equality of opportunity and good relations in compliance with Section 75 and Schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.  It was approved by the Equality Commission in April 2001. A revised Equality Scheme is currently out for consultation and will be submitted to the Equality Commission by 01 February 2012.

Equality Scheme

www.lgsc.org.uk 

Section 75 Progress Reports to the Equality CommissionThe Commission submits annual Section 75 Progress Reports to the Equality Commission setting out its progress in implementing its Equality Scheme and Section 75 statutory requirements.

Section 75 Progress Reports

www.lgsc.org.uk

Code of Procedures on Recruitment and SelectionThis Code sets out good practice in recruitment and selection.  The Commission issues it as a statutory recommendation to the 26 district councils.  All vacancies in councils are publicly advertised and recruited in line with the procedures in this Code.

Code of Procedures

www.lgsc.org.uk 

Model Equal Opportunities PolicyThis model policy sets out an equal opportunities policy for the 26 district councils.  It was initially issued to councils as a statutory recommendation in April 1999 and is regularly reviewed and updated.  This policy was most recently updated in 2003/04.

Model Equal Opportunities Policy

www.lgsc.org.uk

Model Harassment PolicyThis model policy sets out harassment and bullying policy and procedures for the 26 district councils.  It was initially issued to councils as a statutory recommendation in April 1999 and is regularly reviewed and updated.  This policy was most recently updated in 2003/04.

Model Harassment Policy

www.lgsc.org.uk

Equality Impact AssessmentsEquality Impact Assessments are carried out as timetabled and agreed in the Commission’s approved Equality Scheme under section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.www.lgsc.org.uk
Guidelines on handling cases of redundancy, capability and discipline in respect of Chief Executives in NIThis paper was produced to complement the Joint Negotiating Committee agreement of 1997, to build on its contents and give practical guidance and assistance to councils in relation to implementing the procedures on redundancy, capability and discipline.

Guidelines on handling cases of redundancy, capability and discipline in respect of Chief Executives in NI

www.lgsc.org.uk

Vacancy Control System - Detailed Guidance - Consultation Document - January 2009This paper explains the process regarding the development of the Vacancy Control System for local government and is out to consultation with a closing date of 13 March 2009. The VCS guidance document will be updated and issued following consultation and will be effective from May 2009

 

www.lgsc.org.uk

Model Absence Management SchemeA Model Scheme for councils to adopt and implement in an attempt to reduce absence levels within their organisation.

Model Scheme for Managing Attendance in Local Government in NI

 

www.lgsc.org.uk

 

Guidance on the staffing implications of organisational development and changeGuidance for councils in relation to the staffing implications of reorganisation and change.

Guidance on the staffing implications of organisational development and change

www.lgsc.org.uk

Code of Conduct for Local Government EmployeesA model Code issued to councils as a statutory recommendation for them to build upon and individualise for their own councils to detail the conduct expected of council employees when carrying out their duties.

Code of Conduct

www.lgsc.org.uk

Model Constitution for a Joint Consultative CommitteeA suggested model constitution for a local Joint Consultative Committee in a council

Model Constitution for a Joint Consultative Committee

www.lgsc.org.uk

Internal communications guidance and criteria used for decision makingThis document details the framework within in which the Commission operates

 Management Statement

(currently draft format)

www.lgsc.org.uk

Guidance Note on Employing Migrant Workers

This Guidance Note:

- provides information on attracting migrant workers to work in council posts
- addresses common issues for councils when employing migrant workers
- signposts councils to sources of further information and advice

 

www.lgsc.org.uk

Guidance Note on Section 75 Monitoring

This Guidance Note:

-provides information and suggestions on monitoring in councils
-addresses common issues for councils in relation to monitoring
-signposts councils to sources of further information and advice

 

www.lgsc.org.uk

Commission MinutesMinutes of all Commission meetings are made and the full minutes are inspected by the Local Government Auditor. Copies of minutes are available on request only as confidential information must be removed before publication to the general public. Requests for a copy of minutes should be made to the Chief Executive, LGSC, Commission House, 18-22 Gordon Street, Belfast, BT1 2LG 

 

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