Officer delegated decisions

The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations came into force on 5 August 2014. The Regulations require officers to produce written records of decisions they make.

The principal provisions relating to the recording of decisions by officers are:

A decision making officer must produce a written record of any decision which falls within what is paragraph 7(2) of the Regulations. Paragraph 7(2) provides a decision which falls within this paragraph if it would otherwise have been taken by the relevant local government body or committee but it has been delegated to an officer of that body either:

We have identified the express delegations to all officers. The express delegations are included in our Constitution under Part 3 - Responsibility for Functions.The delegations are to:

Decisions published

01/10/2020 - Filter Assessment for Standards Complaints ref: 467    Approved with Amendments

Decision Maker: Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 01/10/2020 - Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 12/10/2020

Effective from: 01/10/2020

Decision:

Considered – Report of the Head of Corporate Governance and Monitoring Officer.

 

Cllr Clark proposed and Cllr Middleton seconded the following amendment under Appendix A point 6 - passage of time.

 

That the following wording be added “It is recognised that if a matter is of public interest to be investigated then this matter will still be investigated”.

 

Resolved

 

Upon being put to the vote, the amendment was carried.

 

 

Voting Record

8 For

2 Against

0 Abstentions

 

 

Cllr Clark proposed and Cllr Brackstone seconded the following amendment to the recommendations :

 

A further report be presented by the Monitoring Officer to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee with options for an appeal process.

 

Resolved

 

Upon being put to the vote, the amendment was carried.

 

Voting Record

9 For

1 Against

0 Abstentions

 

 

Cllr Clark moved and Cllr Keal seconded the following amendment in Appendix B.

 

That the sentence “there is no right of appeal in relation to this assessment” be removed from the record of assessment of complaint form.

 

Resolved

 

Upon being put to the vote, the amendment was carried.

 

Voting Record

7 For

1 Against

2 Abstentions

 

 

 

 

 

Decision

 

(i)That the use and publication of the filter assessment for standards complaints, attached as Appendices A and B of the report, with amendments as follows,  be approved.

Appendix A point 6 – That the following wording be added “It is recognised that if a matter is of public interest to be investigated then this matter will still be investigated”.

Appendix B - That the sentence “there is no right of appeal in relation to this assessment” be removed from the record of assessment of complaint form

 

(ii) That a further report be presented by the Monitoring Officer to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee with options for an appeal process

 

 

Voting Record

9 For

1 Against

0 Abstentions