Proposals

66. Administration
Review and consolidate administrative support to respond to the changing shape of the council. Introduce a new administrative service standard that will help managers prioritise resources.

Pre consultation (pdf, 116Kb) Post consultation (pdf, 122Kb) Revised January 2014 (pdf, 111Kb) Revised February 2014 (pdf, 256Kb)

67. Business Management - Environment and Regeneration and Central Divisions
Review and reduce resources, taking into account how the structure of the council will change. Introduce standard processes across the council that meet the needs of the services, and reduce the risk of new costs being introduced.

Pre consultation (pdf, 86Kb) Post consultation (pdf, 129Kb) Revised January 2014 (pdf, 112Kb) Revised February 2014 (pdf, 365Kb)

68. Business Management - Adults and Children's Services
Review and reduce resources, taking into account how the structure of the council will change. Introduce standard processes across the council that meet the needs of the services and reduce the risk of new costs being introduced.

Pre consultation (pdf, 109Kb) Post consultation (pdf, 129Kb) Revised January 2014 (pdf, 129Kb) Revised February 2014 (pdf, 315Kb)

69. Finance
Introduce a new approach that includes a central team with a dedicated support for service areas, who will work more closely with managers to better understand their needs and provide advice and support for their area.

Pre consultation (pdf, 113Kb) Post consultation (pdf, 112Kb) Revised January 2014 (pdf, 92Kb) Revised February 2014 (pdf, 261Kb)

70. Health and Safety
Increase efficiency within current contractual arrangements. Consolidation of functions within the service, allowing for a reduction in capacity.

Pre consultation (pdf, 102Kb) Post consultation (pdf, 61Kb) Revised January 2014 (pdf, 120Kb) Revised February 2014 (pdf, 262Kb)

71. Human Resources
Refocus the capacity of the service to concentrate on priority areas, and allow us to develop managers to increasingly self serve in the future, through a skills development programme.

Pre consultation (pdf, 108Kb) Post consultation (pdf, 120Kb) Revised January 2014 (pdf, 120Kb) Revised February 2014 (pdf, 262Kb)

72. Information and Communications Technology
Make sure that ICT resource is prioritised and aligned with the needs of the business. Introduce self service tools for staff allowing us to reduce the amount of calls to ICT. Flexible deployment of staff within ICT. Identify opportunities to increase income.

Pre consultation (pdf, 143Kb) Post consultation (pdf, 100Kb) Revised January 2014 (pdf, Kb) Revised February 2014 (pdf, 320Kb)

73. Legal
Legal staff will work more closely with managers in service areas to provide more value adding support, advice and guidance allowing for a more targeted and effective use of limited legal resources.

Pre consultation (pdf, 131Kb) Post consultation (pdf, 130Kb) Revised January 2014 (pdf, 118Kb) Revised February 2014 (pdf, 255Kb)

74. Procurement
Increase the use of our category management approach to include the money spent on non-people related activity to maximise value for money. Improve the alignment of procurement resource to make sure that capacity is prioritised effectively across the council.

Pre consultation (pdf, 183Kb) Post consultation (pdf, 192Kb)

75. Exchequer
Develop new ways of working to increase automation within processes and provide further opportunities for self service. Deliver further savings from reduction in staffing numbers and reduction in invoice processing requirements.

Pre consultation (pdf, 117Kb) Post consultation (pdf, 127Kb) Revised January 2014 (pdf, 92Kb) Revised February 2014 (pdf, 261Kb)

76. Intergrated Revenue Collection
Develop a corporate and integrated approach for recovering and enforcing monies owed to the council from across a range of services.

Pre consultation (pdf, 120Kb) Post consultation (pdf, 82Kb) Revised January 2014 (pdf, 120Kb) Revised February 2014 (pdf, 258Kb)

77. Learning and Development
Develop the number of training modules on the e-learning system and increase their use. Reduce and change staff structures bringing together resources for Adults and Culture Services and Children's Services into one team, with responsibility for the professional development of social care professionals.

Pre consultation (pdf, 90Kb) Post consultation (pdf, 99Kb) Revised January 2014 (pdf, 120Kb) Revised February 2014 (pdf, 262Kb)

78. Performance
Bring together teams to create two teams that will be dedicated to Adult and Children's Social Care Services, and Environment and Regeneration Directorate and the three Central Divisions. These teams will allow for a reduction in staff and work together to share knowledge and practices better.

Pre consultation (pdf, 103Kb) Post consultation (pdf, 124Kb) Revised January 2014 (pdf, 129Kb) Revised February 2014 (pdf, 315Kb)

79. Policy and Communications
Bringing together existing policy and communication teams to form a smaller integrated policy and communication function. Reducing spend on supplies and services, including ceasing publication of the council's residents magazine Citylife.

Pre consultation (pdf, 204Kb) Post consultation (pdf, 272Kb) Revised January 2014 (pdf, 121Kb) Revised February 2014 (pdf, 265Kb)

80. Property and Asset Management
Reduce staff members and create flexible teams who are able to work across more roles, and invest in new software to reduce staff time on disposal processes. Demand on the department will also reduce and income opportunities will increase as the council's portfolio is reduced.

Pre consultation (pdf, 172Kb) Post consultation (pdf, 119Kb) Revised January 2014 (1) (pdf, 92Kb)
Revised January 2014 (2) (pdf, 87Kb)
Revised February 2014 (1) (pdf, 221Kb)
Revised February 2014 (2) (pdf, 225Kb)

81. Revenues and Benefits
Change the structure and roles of staff in the department to provide a more efficient approach to customer's accounts or claims. Introduce more choice of customers using online and self service systems such as e-bills and access to their accounts and claims.

Pre consultation (pdf, 134Kb) Post consultation (pdf, 92Kb) Revised January 2014 (pdf, 92Kb) Revised February 2014 (pdf, 261Kb)

82. Systems and Audit
Improve how audit work is prioritised to allow for a reduction in staff numbers. Increase income from external organisations.

Pre consultation (pdf, 114Kb) Post consultation (pdf, 122Kb) Revised January 2014 (pdf, 107Kb) Revised February 2014 (pdf, 316Kb)

83. Transformation and Project Management
Major projects will continue to cover their costs through income from projects. Reduce the staff numbers in transformation.

Pre consultation (pdf, 92Kb) Post consultation (pdf, 99Kb) Revised January 2014 (pdf, 112Kb) Revised February 2014 (pdf, 365Kb)
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