Venue: Committee Rooms 1 & 2, Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2XY. View directions
Contact: Alison Atherton Senior Professional Democratic Services E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Appointment of Chair
To appoint a Chair for the purposes of this meeting.
RESOLVED: That Councillor Natasha Proctor be appointed as Chair of the Personnel Appeals Panel.
Declarations of Interest
To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from all Members of the Panel.
RESOLVED: To note that there were no declarations of interests made by Members.
[Note: Personnel Appeals Panel minutes are:-
(1) approved following each meeting by the Members serving on that particular occasion and signed as a correct record by the Chair for that meeting;
(2) not submitted to the next panel meeting for approval.
Reasons: The Personnel Appeals Panel is constituted from a pooled membership. Consequently, a subsequent Panel meeting is likely to comprise a different Chair and Members who took no part in the previous meeting’s proceedings. The process referred to at (1) above provides appropriate approval scrutiny].
(See Note at conclusion of these minutes).
Exclusion of the Press and Public
To resolve that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business, on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of confidential information in breach of an obligation of confidence, or of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972:
RESOLVED: That in accordance with Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item for the reason set out below:
(i) Disciplinary Appeal (pages 5 -291)
(ii) Procedure for Hearing and Disciplinary Procedure (pages 293 – 334)
(iii) Code of Conduct for Council Employees (pages 335 - 352)
In the absence of the appellant at the start of the meeting, the Panel noted that the appellant had previously requested of a postponement of the hearing originally scheduled for 16 December 2021. Having waited for fifteen minutes, the Panel unanimously agreed to consider the appeal in their absence as the appellant had been advised in writing that the appeal would go ahead if they did not attend.
The Panel carefully considered the written evidence provided by the appellant and the verbal and written evidence provided by management.
RESOLVED (unanimously): That the appeal be dismissed.