Senior Management Pay

Oliver Keen made this Freedom of Information request to Stroud District Council

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Dear Stroud District Council,

Please can you provide details of the senior management structure at Stroud District Council (Top 3 management levels from the Chief Executive down and including any direct reports to the Chief Executive).

Please provide details as at 01 September 2018, 01 September 2017 and 01 September 2016 of the following:
Post Title
Annual Salary
Additional payments in place at that date (including but not limited to performance bonuses, additional payments, market supplements, honorarium payments, travel or mileage allowances, benefits in kind)

Please also confirm that these details are/were in line with the council's fair pay and senior pay policy statement applicable at that time.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Keen

Stroud District Council

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Dear Mr Keen

 

Please find attached the Council’s response to your FOI request.

 

We can confirm that these details are/were in line with the Council's fair
pay and senior pay policy statement applicable at that time.

 

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information has been handled, please write to the Council’s Head of Legal
Services for a review.  Should you remain dissatisfied you have the right
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Yours sincerely

 

 

HR Team

Stroud District Council

Tel 01453 754273

 

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Dear Stroud District Council,

Many thanks for the response to my FOI request on senior management pay.

There seems to be conflicting information on senior management pay published on the Council’s website in the statement of accounts. There is a table that shows salary bands and acoording to the table there are 3 employees in each of the last 2 years in the £55k to £60k band.

This seems to be in conflict with the charts provided in response to the FOI request which do not show any employees in that range.

Please can you clarify which is correct.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Keen

foi@stroud.gov.uk, Stroud District Council

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Dear Mr Keen

 

Thank you for your email querying our response to your FOI request dated
9^th October.

 

Due to an oversight we regret that three honoraria of £5,000 p.a. were
omitted from the 2016 and 2017 senior management charts.  These would take
the pay of three of our Heads of Service into the £55,000-£59,999 bracket.

 

We apologise for any confusion caused.

 

Kind regards

 

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Dear Stroud District Council,

Thank you for the clarification. I am troubled by the response.
This seems like misleading Council Tax Payers rather than an error or oversight. Surely the Council knows what amounts it pays it's staff, and certainly the senior ones given the need to be transparent.

Can you confirm the start and end dates of the payments and the job roles to which these additional payments were made. Please can you amend the documents submitted with the original FOI request for clarity.
Can you confirm that as a result of these payments, does the council consider it was in breach of its own Senior Pay Policy Statement in place at the time as it would appear these were not disclosed.
Can you confirm that the Policy statement for next year will clearly state any additional payments for senior staff that are in place at the time it is formally adopted by Council.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Keen

foi@stroud.gov.uk, Stroud District Council

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Dear Mr Keen

 

Thank you for your email dated 20^th November 2018.

 

We are treating your request for further information as a new freedom of
information request, and as such will respond within the statutory 20
days.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Human Resources Team

Stroud District Council

01453 754273

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Dear Mr Keen

 

In answer to your FOI request dated 20^th November 2018, please find
attached the revised copies of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 organisation charts
indicating where an honoraria payment was awarded.  Also attached is a
table showing the roles these apply to, the amount awarded and the start
and end dates of the payment.

 

We can confirm that reference to honoraria payments is made in the next
Fair Pay and Senior Pay Policy Statement to be published at the end of the
financial year, and full details of these payments will be published on
the Open Data pages of the Stroud District Council website.

 

If you have a complaint about the way in which your request for
information has been handled, please write to the Council’s Head of Legal
Services for a review.  Should you remain dissatisfied you have the right
to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

HR Team

Stroud District Council

Tel 01453 754273

 

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