“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
― Albert Einstein
“The question was raised that in some instances Police Regs over-ruled HR Policies, consideration should be given to align HR Policies to Police Regs”
The above was recorded in the minutes of the AVON AND SOMERSET POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER HR PORTFOLIO UPDATE MEETING 27th March, 2015
ATTENDEES: Sue Mountstevens, Police and Crime Commissioner (SM) Mark Simmonds, CFO, OPCC (MOS) Julian Kern, CFO, OCC (JK) Catherine Dodsworth, Head of People Development (CD) Joanne Drewe, Executive Assistant to CFO & Director of Resources (JD)
Apparently their HR policies (in only ‘some’ instances!) are over-ruled by police regulations. This is exactly the point IODPA has been trying to get them to understand for the past 12 months. Hurrah !
The delicious irony in mentioning that there is concern about the length of time taken to complete reviews is obviously lost on them as it’s now June still nothing has been done about it. Obviously not too concerned then. Boo !
Excuse the given that those in charge of the asylum have but a basic knowledge of the law and how to run a company but isn’t it pretty basic stuff that your HR Policies should align with your Employees’ Employment Regulations (in this case the Police Regulations / relevant case-law)?
Surely otherwise your HR Policies aren’t worth the paper they are written on? The Human Resources department of a police force have polices that are contrary to the law?
Who’d a thought that would be a ‘thing’ ?