Administration and Finance Committee Meeting

 

  BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 8 May 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

Telephone: 02 9399 0999 or

1300 722 542 (for Sydney metropolitan area)

Fax:02 9319 1510

general.manager@randwick.nsw.gov.au

www.randwick.nsw.gov.au


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Administration and Finance Committee                                                                        8 May 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Administration and Finance Committee Meeting

 

Notice is hereby given that a Administration and Finance Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick, on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 at 6pm.

 

 

Committee Members:           The Mayor (S Nash), Andrews, Belleli, Bowen (Chairperson), Hughes, Matson, Matthews, Notley-Smith, Procopiadis, Seng, Smith, Stevenson, Tracey, White and Woodsmith (Deputy Chairperson)

 

Quorum:                           Eight (8) members

 

NOTE:    At the Extraordinary Meeting held on 28 September 2004, the Council resolved that the Administration and Finance Committee be constituted as a committee with full delegation to determine matters on the agenda.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

Confirmation of the Minutes  

Administration and Finance Committee Meeting - 10 April 2012

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Address of Committee by Members of the Public

Urgent Business

Administration Reports

A1/12       2011 Workplace Health and Safety - year in review

A2/12       Review of the 2011-12 Annual Operational Plan - March Quarterly Report

Finance Reports

F8/12        Quarterly Budget Review - March 2012

F9/12        Monthly Financial Report as at 31 March 2012

F10/12      Investment Report - April 2012

F11/12      Contingency Fund - status as at 30 April 2012

F12/12      Council staff access to above Award annual leave entilements    

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil 

 

…………………………………………………….

Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Administration and Finance Committee                                                                        8 May 2012

 

 

Administration Report No. A1/12

 

 

Subject:                  2011 Workplace Health and Safety - year in review

Folder No:                   F2004/06949

Author:                   Fiona Calabrese, Manager Organisational  Staff Services     

 

Introduction

 

This report provides a summary of Council’s Workplace Health & Safety performance in managing incidents, workers compensation, contractor management, legislation and training during 2011.

 

Issues

 

Incidents and incident reporting

Incident reporting is a proactive component of workplace health and safety management providing hazard identification, improvements in safe work practices and indicates knowledge, understanding and commitment of the workforce.  

 

During 2011 Council had a positive increase in the reporting of ‘Near Miss’ events and an outstanding reduction in time lost as a result of workplace injury or illness. 

 

Our 2011 performance is summarised in the following tables.

 

Near Miss - an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage – but had the potential to do so

2011 Performance - 7.6% increase in “Near Miss” reporting in 2011

 

First aid – the provision of initial care for an illness or injury usually performed by trained staff.

 

2011 Performance - 14.8% reduction in First Aid incidents.

 

Lost time - a full shift or day lost where a worker is not able to attend the workplace as a result of workplace injury or illness.

 

2011  Performance - 36.8% Reduction in Lost Time Incidents.

 

Workers compensation premium

Council has received a refund against our deposit premium of $208,553 for the 2010-11 insurance period. Our deposit premium for 2011-12 is $969,869.05. Proactive claims management and worker welfare have positively impacted Council’s cost of claims resulting in significant premium reduction. The below Graph illustrates Council’s premium trend over a three year period.

 

 

Workplace health and safety legislation

The new Work Health & Safety Act was enacted in June 2011 and the Regulations in December 2011. Both were enforceable on 1 January 2012, Council is well positioned with compliance to the new Act & Regulations.  

 

Council’s Workplace Health & Safety Management System (WHSMS) was revised and a full compliance review conducted by Sparke Helmore Lawyers (Special Counsel).

 

The WHMS is in place and fully accessible to staff through a dedicated staff intranet site. Documents are in PDF format to ensure no modifications can be made and ensures one true source of information.

 

Workplace health and safety training

Regular training was conducted in:

–      First aid

–      Fire wardens – emergency response

–      OHS certificates

–      Workplace drug and alcohol policy and procedures

–      Needle stick injury and management

–      WHS legislation changes

–      Warm up manual handling program

–      Chemical management

–      Sun safety

–      Workplace health and safety job specific training

 

 


Contractor Management

During 2011 increasing contractor engagement was a strong focus starting with the contractors used by the Bushland Section of Open Spaces. These contractors underwent inspections and safety audits to ensure full compliance to the Council’s requirements.

 

Contractor briefings were held in December 2011 about their obligations as well as the new safety Act and Regulations.

 

More than 250 contracted jobs were carried out with no WHS issues, ranging from footpaths to replacing major storm water drainage and creating parking at Heffron Park. 

 

The quality of the safety information being provided by Council contractors is improving and contractors are fully aware of what Councils safety requirements under the new laws.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 1:       Leadership in sustainability.

Direction 1b.9:   Provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, contractors and the community.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Costs associated with implementing effective workplace health and safety are provided for within the current budget and are also proposed for the 2012-13 Workplace Health and Safety and Learning and Development budgets.

 

Council received a $208,553 premium refund for the 2010-11 workers compensation period. Our current impacting cost of claims trend is reflected through a reduced Workers Compensation cost proposed for the 2012 -13 budget.

 

Conclusion

 

Council’s workplace health and safety activities are meeting the needs of the 2009-2013 Delivery Plan and meeting required performance indicators and measures.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil


Administration and Finance Committee                                                                        8 May 2012

 

 

Administration Report No. A2/12

 

 

Subject:                  Review of the 2011-12 Annual Operational Plan - March Quarterly Report

Folder No:                   F2011/00037

Author:                   Anne Warner, Manager Corporate Performance     

 

Introduction

 

The purpose of this Report is to update Councillors and the community on the implementation of the 2011-12 Annual Operational Plan.

 

Issues

 

This is the March 2012 Quarterly Review of the 2011-12 Annual Operational Plan. Against each of the 2011-12 Operational Plan actions comments are provided as well as highlights where appropriate.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 1:       Leadership in Sustainability.

Direction 1a:      Council has a long term vision based on sustainability.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The purpose of the March Quarterly Report is to inform and update Council and the community on the progress of all actions as set out in the adopted 2011-12 Annual Operational Plan. In addition, given that the Operational Plan is based on the 20 year Randwick City Plan and that Council’s reporting format is based on outcomes rather than organisational structure, the March Quarterly Report also provides a level of accountability against our long term vision for the City of Randwick.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the information contained in the March 2012 Quarterly review of the 2011-12 Annual Operational Plan be received and noted.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.      RCC March 2012 Quarterly Report - INCLUDED UNDER SEPARATE COVER

 

  


Administration and Finance Committee                                                                        8 May 2012

 

 

Finance Report No. F8/12

 

 

Subject:                  Quarterly Budget Review - March 2012

Folder No:                   F2010/00248

Author:                   Mitchel Woods, Acting Manager Corporate and Financial Planning     

 

Introduction

 

As part of the new integrated planning and reporting framework for NSW Local Governments, the Division of Local Government has developed a set of minimum requirements and sample report templates to help Councils facilitate progress reporting against the original and revised annual budgets at the end of each quarter.

 

Collectively, these documents are known as the quarterly budget review statement (QBRS) and are reported to council in accordance with the relevant legislation at the end of each quarter.

 

Section 203(1) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 requires that at the end of each quarter, a Budget Review Statement be prepared and submitted to Council that indicates the latest estimates of income and expenditure for the 2011-12 year.

 

The regulation (Section 203 (2)) also requires that the budget review statement must include, or be accompanied by:

 

I.      A report as to whether or not the responsible accounting officer believes that the Statement indicates that the financial position of the Council is satisfactory, having regard to the original estimate of income and expenditure; and

II.     If that position is unsatisfactory, recommendations for remedial action.

 

Issues

 

This report is a review of the Council’s 2011-12 current budget and recommends adoption of a revised budget for 2011-12.

 

It proposes variations to Council’s adopted budget, which will result in a projected surplus at year end of $12,904. Major variations to the budget are highlighted below:

 

FINANCIAL POSITION

$

 

 

Current projected deficit/(surplus)

(9,969)

 

 

Variations Proposed This Review

 

Increases in Income

(765,125)

Decreases in Expenditure

(1,075,000)

Increase in Expenditure

1,837,190

Total Variations This Review

(2,935)

 

 

Projected deficit/(surplus) as at 30 June 2012

(12,904)

 


Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 1:       Leadership in Sustainability.

Direction 1a:      Council has a long term vision based on sustainability.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The proposed variations in this report and listed in the attachment will result in a projected surplus at year end of $12,904.

 

An amount of $980,000 has been identified as savings and has been transferred to the Des Renford Aquatic Centre Reserve. An amendment to the 2012-13 Budget will be presented to Council in June to change the funding of the Des Renford Leisure Centre. The amendment will be the increase the funding from Des Renford Aquatic Centre to $980,000 and the funding from the Infrastructure Reserve to $0.

 

Conclusion

 

Council’s Director Governance and Financial Services, as the responsible accounting officer, advises that the projected financial position is satisfactory.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That as a Committee of the Whole:

 

a)     the report in relation to the March 2012 budget review be received and noted; and

 

b)     the proposed March 2012 budget variations shown in the attachment to this report be adopted.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

Quarterly Budget Review Statement QBRS March 2011  - INCLUDED UNDER SEPARATE COVER

 

 

 


Administration and Finance Committee                                                                        8 May 2012

 

 

Finance Report No. F9/12

 

 

Subject:                  Monthly Financial Report as at 31 March 2012

Folder No:                   F2011/00438

Author:                   Anna Bashkirova, Management Accountant     

 

Introduction

 

Section 202 of Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 requires that the responsible accounting officer of a council must:

a)     establish and maintain a system of budgetary control that will enable the council’s actual income and expenditure to be monitored each month and to be compared with the estimate of the council’s income and expenditure, and

b)     if any instance arises where the actual income or expenditure of the council is materially different from its estimated income or expenditure, report the instance to the next meeting of the council.

 

Issues

 

This report provides the financial results of the Council as at 31 March 2012. Attachment 1 summarises the Council’s financial performance and its source and application of funds. It also summarises the operating result for each of the Council’s principal activities. Attachment 2 details the financial position of the Council as at 31 March 2012.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 1:     Leadership in Sustainability.

Direction 1b:    Council is a leader in the delivery of social, financial and operational activities.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The Council’s Director Governance and Financial Services, as the responsible accounting officer, advises that the projected financial position is satisfactory.

 

Recommendation

 

That the monthly financial reports as at 31 March 2012 be noted.

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.View

Monthly Financial Statements - March 2012 Income Statements

 

2.View

Monthly Financial Statements - March 2012 Balance Sheet

 

 

 

 


Monthly Financial Statements - March 2012 Income Statements

Attachment 1

 

 






Monthly Financial Statements - March 2012 Balance Sheet

Attachment 2

 

 


Administration and Finance Committee                                                                        8 May 2012

 

 

Finance Report No. F10/12

 

 

Subject:                  Investment Report - April 2012

Folder No:                   F2004/06527

Author:                   Greg Byrne, Manager Financial Operations     

 

Introduction

 

The Local Government (General) Regulation requires a written report to be provided to the ordinary meeting of the Council giving details of all monies invested and a certificate as to whether or not the investments have been made in accordance with the Act, the regulations and Council’s Investment Policy.

 

Due to the LEP taking priority at the May Ordinary Meeting, the Investment Report will be presented to the May Committee Meeting. As the business paper deadline for the Committee Meeting was 26 April 2012, which was prior to the close of the month and prior to financial institutions issuing monthly statements, it was not possible to prepare the Investment Report by this date. The Investment report will be prepared once the necessary information becomes available and will be tabled at the meeting under separate cover.

 

Issues

 

Council is authorised by s625 of the Local Government Act to invest its surplus funds. Funds may only be invested in the form of investment notified by Order of the Minister dated 12 January 2011. The Local Government (General) Regulation prescribes the records that must be maintained in relation to Council’s investments.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 1:       Leadership in Sustainability.

Direction 1c:      Long term financial viability is achieved.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Funds are invested with the aim of achieving budgeted income in 2011-12 and outperforming the UBS Australian Bank Bill Index over a 12 month period.  The current revised budget provision for income from this source is $2,391,411.00.

 

Conclusion

 

All investments as at 30 April 2012 have been made in accordance with Council Investment Policy. All investments meet the requirements of s625 of the Local Government Act and the Local Government (General) Regulation.

 

Changes to the economic climate and financial markets are being closely monitored. Appropriate adjustments to the investment strategy will continue to be made as required.

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the investment report for April 2012 as tabled at the meeting be received and noted.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Administration and Finance Committee                                                                        8 May 2012

 

 

Finance Report No. F11/12

 

 

Subject:                  Contingency Fund - status as at 30 April 2012

Folder No:                   F2007/00638

Author:                   Julie Hartshorn, Senior Administrative Coordinator      

 

Introduction

 

The purpose of this report is to detail the progressive amount of donations, allocations, waiving of fees and other similar contributions for the 2011-12 financial year.

 

In the 2011-12 financial year there have been 41 allocations totalling $158,958.50 as listed in the table below.

 

Issues

 

Meeting

Details

Net cost to Council

Ord Council – 26 Sept 2006

Annual contribution  (7 years from 2006-07)

Interest foregone on interest free loan - Coogee Surf Life Saving Club renovations

$4.500.00

Extraord Council – 6 Oct 2009

Annual contribution (3 years from 2009-10)

Sponsorship - Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter

 

$15,000.00

Ord Council – 24 Nov 2009

Annual contribution (5 years 2010-2015)

Waiving of fees – Rainbow Club Australia – Ocean Swim (Maroubra to Little Bay)

 

$10,820.00

Ord Council –

27 July 2010

Annual contribution (5 years from 2010-11) - Randwick Boys High School - 'Mayor's Award'

$1,000.00

Ord Council – 22 Feb 2011

Annual contribution (5 years from 2010-11) - Randwick Girls High School - 'Mayor's Award'

 

$1,000.00

Ord Council – 24 May 2011

Donation - Randwick Rugby Foundation – Rugby Hall of Fame Event

 

$2,000.00

Ord Council – 28 June 2011

Donation - Preparation of Traffic Management Plan – Maroubra Fun Run

 

$4,000.00

Ord Council – 28 June 2011

Waiving of fees – Hire of Goldstein Reserve – Randwick City Tourism – Sports Coast Design Event

 

$3,826.00

Ord Council – 26 July 2011

Waiving of fees and financial assistance - 11th Annual Des Renford Chair of Hearts Research Family Gala and Charity Day

 

$8,500.00

Ord Council – 26 July 2011

Donation – White Ribbon Day - International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

 

$1,500.00

Ord Council – 26 July 2011

Financial assistance - Rainbow Child Care Centre – new oven

 

$3,500.00

Ord Council – 26 July 2011

Financial assistance - Randwick Boys & Girls High Schools – Combined production

 

$4,000.00

Ord council – 20 Sept 2011

Financial contribution - Wylies Baths Geotechnical Risk Assessment

 

$5,000.00

Ord council – 20 Sept 2011

Waiving of fees - The Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses' Association - Use of Prince Henry Centre

 

$1,945.00

Works Comm – 8 Nov 2011

‘Sense of Community’ Street Parties

$6,000.00

Ord Council –

18 Oct 2011

Financial assistance - 2012 Eastern Suburbs Relay For Life - Cancer Council NSW

 

$3,000.00

Ord Council –

18 Oct 2011

Donation – Maroubra Fun Run

 

$5,350.00

Ord Council –

18 Oct 2011

Waiving of fees - Housing for Health Project with the La Perouse Aboriginal Community

 

$1,645.00

Ord Council –

18 Oct 2011

Donation - Positive Pedalers' Day

 

$250.00

Ord Council –

18 Oct 2011

Waiving of fees - Carols by Candelight - St Mark's Anglican Church

 

$1,667.00

Ord Council –

18 Oct 2011

Donation - Charity Fundraising Event for the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation

 

$300.00

Ord Council –

22 No 2011

White Ribbon Day Lunch

$1,100.00

Ord Council –

22 No 2011

Waiving of fees - Greek Orthodox Church Epiphany Ceremony

$6,373.00

Ord Council –

22 No 2011

Financial Assistance - Bayside Swim Club - Olympic Swimming Trials in Adelaide

$3,000.00

Ord Council – 28 Feb 2012

Waiving of Fees - Brigidine College Randwick – banners

$3,760.00

Ord Council – 28 Feb 2012

Waiving of Fees - Night Sky Productions – outdoor movie at Clovelly

$2,009.00

Ord Council – 28 Feb 2012

Waiving of Fees - Use of Town Hall by Indonesian Welfare Association

$540.00

Ord Council – 28 Feb 2012

150th Anniversary of NSW Police – joint sponsorship with Botany Bay City Council – sponsor 100 officers to attend Police Officer of the Year Awards evening

$3,000.00

Ord Council – 28 Feb 2012

150th Anniversary of NSW Police – sponsor table Blue and White Charity Ball

$1,500.00

Ord Council – 28 Feb 2012

Community Partnership - Randwick District Rugby Football Club

$10,000.00

Ord Council – 27 March 2012

Waiving of fees for banner - Royal Hospital for Women Foundation

$1,880.00

Ord Council – 27 March 2012

2012 Aurora Annual Dinner

$2,250.00

Ord Council – 27 March 2012

Donation to Moree Flood Appeal

$4,000.00

Ord Council – 27 March 2012

Financial Assistance - Randwick Boys and Girls High Schools Production

$4,000.00

Ord Council – 27 March 2012

Waiving of fees - Australian Handball Federation 

$3,962.40

Ord Council – 27 March 2012

Waiving of fees - Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal 

$527.00

Ord Council – 24 April 2012

Waiving of fees – St Margaret Mary’s Primary School election day fundraiser

$160.00

Ord Council – 24 April 2012

Friends of La Perouse Museum – purchase of “Altar Stones” and bronze reproduction of engraved eucalyptus tree trunk

$10,000.00

Ord Council – 24 April 2012

Waiving of fees – Coogee to Bondi Ocean Swim

$1,074.10

Ord Council – 24 April 2012

Financial assistance - Sydney Children’s Hospital Gold Coin Week

$7,520.00

Ord Council – 24 April 2012

Sponsorship - Eastern Beaches Local Area Command 150 Years Event Celebrations

$7,500.00

TOTAL:

 

$158,958.50

In addition to the above allocations, the Works Committee at its meeting of 8 November 2011, resolved to allocate $40,795.90 from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund for the waiving of fees for the World Firefighters’ Games in October 2012.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 2:           A vibrant and diverse community.

Our community will be proud to be part of our City and celebrate its range of cultures and people.

Direction 2b:         Enrich our range of community services that meet our community’s needs.

Key Actions:         Support the provision of services and facilities to meet the needs of our Target Groups and celebrate the range of cultures and people within Randwick City.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Council has allocated $66,591.00 in the 2011-12 Budget for contingencies. This amount will be adjusted, as necessary, in conjunction with quarterly budget reviews.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Administration and Finance Committee                                                                        8 May 2012

 

 

Finance Report No. F12/12

 

 

Subject:                  Council staff access to above Award annual leave entilements

Folder No:                   F2004/06949

Author:                   Fiona Calabrese, Manager Organisational  Staff Services     

 

Introduction

 

Randwick City Council is committed to being a flexible employer demonstrating best practice and innovation in all areas of its organisation. In doing this, Council wishes to formally introduce a policy for staff to access above Award annual leave entitlements while ensuring that this policy is in line with statutory and corporate obligations.

 

This paper proposes to formally introduce annual leave at double pay, with the following key features:

 

1.  The request for taking leave at double pay is at the initiative of the employee; and

2.  The employee may only take double pay for leave in excess of the statutory provisions of the Local Government (State) Award 2010 (the “Award”) and the Annual Holidays Act 1944 (the “Act”) and

3.  To develop a one off program providing staff with the option to ‘cash out’ current additional annual leave entitlements.

 

Issues

A new Award for the local government industry became effective 1 November 2010. On 18 February 2011 the Local Government (General) Amendment (Long Service Leave) Regulation 2011 came into effect. A variation was then made to the Award to reflect the Regulation. This enabled NSW Council employees to take long service leave at half pay or double pay.

 

On reviewing the changes and Council’s statutory and corporate obligations it is proposed to include the use of annual leave in the above Award variation and in addition provide employees with the opportunity to ‘cash out’ above Award annual leave entitlements.

 

Council’s current employee leave liability is more than 14 million and a financial strategy is in place ensuring the current and ongoing availability of funds.  While this approach removes unplanned financial impact the value of employee liabilities are subject to statutory increases each year.

 

The introduction of offering an employee the ability to access their above Award annual leave entitlements is a measure in reducing Council’s employee leave liability. 

 

In determining Council’s ability to provide this benefit statutory reviews were applied to:

–      Local Government (State) Award 2010;

–      Annual Holidays Act 1944;

–      Local Government (General) Amendment (Long Service Leave) Regulation 2011; and

–      Randwick City Council Agreement 2008.

Concluding these reviews it was determined, the taking of annual leave at double pay or cash equivalent paid, must be within the limits set out by the Award. Council provides additional annual leave to staff (3 days each service year) than the requirements of the Award and Act and subsequently only the difference between the Award amount and the amount offered by Council may be paid at as double pay or as a cash amount. This amount of leave is accumulative. In most cases, this means that staff may only access 3 days of annual leave per year of employment at double pay.

 

In addition legal opinion was sought with our industry association the Local Government Shires Association (LGSA). The LGSA confirmed that the 3 additional annual leave days (provided through the Randwick City Council Agreement) as being a benefit above the award/statute and this position is sound.

 

In July 2011 MANEX adopted an interim policy enabling employees to apply to take long service leave at half pay or double pay. Subsequent to the introduction of this policy an extension was granted to two employees to access annual leave at double pay. Approval was given after reviewing statutory entitlements for compliance.

 

In February 2012 this proposal was submitted to the Council’s external Audit Committee for consideration. The following resolution was made:

 

Resolution No.   09/12

 

Annual leave double pay

The General Manager advised that feedback from staff through the Employer of Choice 2011 survey showed that they would like annual leave to be paid out. 

 

RCC employees are entitled to 23 annual leave days per annum.  20 days are paid under the award and the remaining 3 days (between Xmas and New Year) are paid under the RCC agreement.  The proposal is for Council to pay staff double pay for these 3 days.  This leave can be accrued.

 

The General Manager advised that the purpose of the proposal is to develop a policy which is transparent and consistent. This is the first time this has been done by a Council.  The proposal has been approved by the LGSA.

 

Benefits of the proposal are: 

 

·      reduces Council’s employee leave liability

·      no additional cost to Council, saves Council money in the long-term

 

Resolved:

(a)    that the report from Council’s Manager Organisational Staff Services be received and noted

(b)    that the committee has no objection to the proposed policy

 

Action:     Manager Organisational Staff Services

As a result Council has commenced developing a policy in consultation with relevant Unions and employees.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 1:       Leadership in sustainability.

Direction 1b.9:   Demonstrate best practice and leadership in local government.

 


Financial impact statement

 

The implementation of this proposal will assist in reducing Council’s current leave liability of more than $14 million. 

 

Conclusion

 

It is proposed to continue to finalise the policy and formally introduce the benefits of annual leave at double pay and providing a one off option for staff to ‘cash out’ above Award annual leave entitlements.

 

Ensuring that in doing so, the introduction of double annual leave meets all our requirements under our corporate and statutory obligations.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil