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FOI 7280

HR and Council Responsibilities

Request

Criminal Checks & Referencing

· Name & contact information of Lead Signatory

· How many countersignatories within the Council

· How many staff members are involved with processing criminal checks

· Are staff (all) subject to any additional referencing, if so what?

· Total volume of DBS/CRB checks completed in 2012

· Is the Council a Registered Body and/or Registered Umbrella Body?

· How often are CRB/DBS checks updated?

· Are applications processed on line or by paper?

· If online who is your supplier?

· If online how much administration fee is applied to each disclosure application

· If online please detail any additional costs incurred, eg licence fee, hosting, etc.

· Does the council currently host a HR software solution?

· The budget(s) assigned to CRB/DBS check are allocated to which department? If more than one please provide the approximate split.

Licences

· Please confirm the volume of personal licences granted in 2012

· Please confirm the volume of taxi licences granted in 2012

General

· Who is responsible for saving money within the Council?

· Name & contact information of Financial Director

· Name & contact information of the HR Director/Manager

Targets:

· Do the council set a percentage target to outsource services?

· If yes, is this currently being met?

· Are you under pressures to produce specific results or targets?

· Are there other areas or processes where capturing data electronically and pushing it between departments and customers and suppliers could improve performance and help you reach targets.

Additional

Any additional information relevant to the processing of criminal checks and referencing - None

Response

• Name & contact information of Lead Signatory Director of Strategy & Corporate Services

• How many countersignatories within the Council Primary Support Officer 1
Support Officer 1

• How many staff members are involved with processing criminal checks 2

• Are staff (all) subject to any additional referencing, if so what? Pre employment refs & medical

• Total volume of DBS/CRB checks completed in 2012 12

• Is the Council a Registered Body and/or Registered Umbrella Body? Registered Umbrella body

• How often are CRB/DBS checks updated? 3 years ?

• Are applications processed on line or by paper? On line

• If online who is your supplier? Essex County Council

• If online how much administration fee is applied to each disclosure application £18 per app

• If online please detail any additional costs incurred, eg licence fee, hosting, etc. None

• Does the council currently host a HR software solution? No

• The budget(s) assigned to CRB/DBS check are allocated to which department? If more than one please provide the approximate split. HR
Licences

• Please confirm the volume of personal licences granted in 2012 34

• Please confirm the volume of taxi licences granted in 2012 372

General

• Who is responsible for saving money within the Council? - Alison Crowe, Managing Director

• Name & contact information of Financial Director - Jo-Anne Ireland, Director of Corporate Strategy (Section 151 Officer) –
jo-anne.ireland@brentwood.gov.uk

• Name & contact information of the HR Director/Manager - - Jo-Anne Ireland, Director of Corporate Strategy (Section 151 Officer) –
jo-anne.ireland@brentwood.gov.uk

Targets:

• Do the council set a percentage target to outsource services? No

• If yes, is this currently being met? N/A

• Are you under pressures to produce specific results or targets? Yes – Savings targets to achieve a balanced budget, and delivery of priorities outlined within the Council’s Corporate Plan.

• Are there other areas or processes where capturing data electronically and pushing it between departments and customers and suppliers could improve performance and help you reach targets. These would be identified as part of the Service Reviews.

Additional

Any additional information relevant to the processing of criminal checks and referencing - None