We have developed a range of policies and initiatives designed to support employees in areas such as welfare and training and to make clear what employees can expect from us and the standards we expect in return. In addition, policies help to create a culture where issues are dealt with fairly and consistently. The policies listed apply to all our employees unless specifically stated otherwise in each policy.
Pay Policy Statement
The Pay Policy Statement 2012-2013 (PDF: 117Kb / 10 pages) is prepared to meet the requirements of the Localism Act, 2011. The statement explains the policies of a range of issues relating to the pay of the workforce, in particular our senior staff or Chief Officers and our lowest paid employees. We prepare a pay policy statement for each financial year, beginning with 2012-2013 which is approved by full Council.
The Pay Policy Statement 2013-2014 (PDF: 160Kb / 15 pages) was approved by Council on 21 February 2013 and comes into effect from 1 April 2013.
Early Retirement and Redundancy Policy
The Early Retirement and Redundancy Policy (PDF: 113Kb / 11 pages) specifies the normal retirement age and sets out our approach to early retirement and redundancies.
Flexible Retirement Policy
The Flexible Retirement Policy (PDF: 93Kb / 7 pages) states an employee may seek flexible retirement after they have reached the age of 55. Flexible retirement enables an employee to continue their job on reduced working hours and draw their pension whilst still in employment.
Staff need consent from us before flexible retirement is permitted.
Capability Policy and Procedure
The Capability Policy and Procedure (PDF: 223Kb / pages) is designed to assist a member of staff who is falling short of acceptable standards of competence. Employees of the Council sometimes experience problems in which assistance and support of more senior staff may be needed. The Capability Procedure seeks to establish means by which solutions to these problems can be found.
Disciplinary Policy and Procedure
The Disciplinary Policy and Procedure (PDF: 213Kb / 8 pages) covers the management of disciplinary situations that arise at Eden District Council. It sets out our expectations of employees conduct and the consequences of breaching these in line with statutory legislation, including the revised ACAS Code of Practice (April 2009). It is designed to help and encourage all employees to achieve and maintain acceptable standards of conduct in setting out the rules and procedures that will apply to ensure consistent and fair treatment for all staff.
Disability in the workplace
Disability in the workplace guidance (PDF: 125Kb / 8 pages) includes the information regarding employment that Managers will need to know to ensure that they are complying with the Equality Act 2010. In doing so we will also ensure that we are able to deliver our services in an enlightened and informed way.
Employee Conduct - Grievance Policy and Procedure
The Employee Conduct and Grievance Policy and Procedure (PDF: 214Kb / 8 pages) explains that Eden District Council strives to promote harmonious working relationships between managers and employees. However there will be occasions when employees will wish to raise a grievance about work related matters. We accept that our employees have the right to express a grievance and for us to respond to that grievance and keep proceedings confidential. This procedure provides a clear framework to deal with grievances fairly, consistently and speedily.
Health and Safety Management Policy
Health and Safety Management Policy (PDF: 626Kb / 52 pages)aims and objectives are to guide and assist in the management of the Health, Safety and Welfare and to promote a safe working environment. The intention is to do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent personal injury or danger to all within our employment and those who may be affected by our activities. The Chief Executive and employees at all levels including subcontractors should actively support us in our efforts to ensure the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other legislation are complied with in a practical manner.
Absence Management Policy and Guidance
Absence Management Policy (PDF: 56Kb / 3 pages )and Absence Management Guidance (PDF: 359Kb / 30 pages) explains the our responsibilities on promoting the good health of our staff and that doing so is likely to lead to a workforce who will be more productive and who are better able to lead full and satisfying work lives.
For further information:
Contact: Human Resources
Telephone: 01768 212243 / 212210
Address: Eden District Council, Town Hall, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7QF
Fax: 01768 212125