Decision details

Pay Policy Statement 2022/23

Decision Maker: Governance Committee

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


31.1     The Committee considered a report by the Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development on proposed revisions to the Pay Policy Statement, for recommendation to the County Council (copy appended to the signed minutes).


31.2     Members queried the changes to paragraph 4.3 of the Pay Policy on the authority to determine gradings. Cllr Jupp suggested a minor change to the wording to read ‘a single pay point and grading is determined by either the Chief Executive or, if appropriate, by the Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development’ and this was agreed.


31.3     Members commented on the deletion of paragraph 6.3 which referred to pay increases being subject to bench-marking and satisfactory performance. The Head of Specialist HR Services said the Council does not have performance-related pay but that there are provisions within the standard staff contract that pay increments will not be given if performance is not satisfactory. He explained that, alongside the changes to the Pay Policy Statement, there will be a refresh of the HR operating procedures to include details of performance and benchmarking measures.


31.4     In relation to the pay multiples set out at Appendix 2 and note (3) it was confirmed that the Chief Executive is an employee of East Sussex County Council with the County Council sharing salary costs and therefore this post cannot be treated as the highest paid employee. Cllr Lord asked if the ratio of those payments on a pro-rata basis could be included as a note. It was agreed that this would be explored for the 2023/24 Pay Policy Statement.


31.5     Resolved - That the proposed revisions to the Pay Policy Statement, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report, subject to the amendment set out in minute 31.2 above, be endorsed for recommendation to the County Council.

Publication date: 23/02/2022

Date of decision: 07/02/2022

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2022 - Governance Committee

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