• EU settlement scheme

    – Are you intending to cover the cost of the EU settlement scheme fee for your employees affected by Brexit? The UK government announced on the 21st January 2019 that EU citizens will no longer have to pay a settlement … Continue reading

  • Salaries over £80,000

    Please could you provide me with the number of part-time and full-time workers on salaries over £80,000 at the council, including third party workers whose salaries are paid for with taxpayers’ money via the council. Devon County Council senior management … Continue reading

  • Time and attendance system software

    How many of your staff work “Flexi-time” or similar?   All members of staff can work flexitime in line with Devon County Council’s Policy on Flexible Working. The total number of staff is available on the HR dashboard How many … Continue reading

  • Conduct and disciplinary processes

    I would like copies of your policies pertaining to disciplinary action & conduct for employees and contractors. Policies that deal with negligence and child protection. Here is a link to our Conduct and Disciplinary Policy – applying to employees and … Continue reading

  • Recruitment of international child social workers

    These questions concern the strategic recruitment of ethnic, international child protection social workers (Childrens Department). Please distinguish between country of birth, of training and employment. Namibians, Botswanana, Zambians and Zimbabweans tend to get lumped together as South Africans which is … Continue reading

  • Teacher recruitment and retention

    Please will you provide me with any information/data you hold with regard to teacher recruitment and retention rates for the last 6 years. Devon County Council do not hold this information.  Teacher recruitment and retention statistics from May 2010 onwards … Continue reading

  • Social Workers Overseas Recruitment

    How many qualified Social Workers have been recruited internationally for the children and adults services for substantive posts within the past 2 years? 12 How many of these were EU and how many were non EU recruits? All 12 were … Continue reading

  • Contractual working off-payroll reforms

    In April 2017 Government introduced new rules into the public sector called the off-payroll reforms, commonly referred to as ‘IR35’:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/off-payroll-working-in-the-public-sector-reform-of-intermediaries-legislation Please can you: 1. Tell us if you are familiar with these reforms ‘ yes or no? Yes 2.Send … Continue reading