Committee details

Performance Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

TERMS OF REFERENCE - PERFORMANCE SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

 

Function:

1.

To scrutinise the authority’s performance targets and draw areas of concern to the attention of individual portfolio holders, the Executive or the Council.

2.

To monitor the progress of the Council’s budget programme, and draw areas of concern in performance to the attention of individual portfolio holders, the Executive or the Council.

3.

To advise on the performance implications of service reviews.

4.

To monitor the implementation of service improvement action plans and draw areas of concern to the attention of individual portfolio holders, the Executive or the Council recommending alternative time or resource needs.

5.

To consider and make recommendations on the Council’s Annual Report prior to publication.

6.

To monitor the progress of all key projects and draw areas of concern to the attention of individual portfolio holders, the Executive or Council.

7.

To scrutinise the use of Councils budgets and draw any areas of concern to the Executive or Council.

8.

To monitor complaints originating from the Councils complaints system to determine if there are patterns which would identify areas of poor performance.

9.

To consider the CMS Annual Report.

10.

To prepare an annual work programme for approval by the Council    having regard to any recommendations by the Council or the Executive.

11.

To ensure that all matters provided within the work programmes is carried out efficiently including reporting to Council or the Executive.

12.

To respond, in consultation with the Executive to any Government or external consultation concerning any issues within their remits.

13.

To appoint any Panels as is considered appropriate to fulfil their functions.

14.

To question members of the Executive, Chairs of Committees and Panels and appropriate officers about their decisions where necessary subject to any applicable codes of conduct.

15.

To monitor the performance of the authorities risk management arrangements and make recommendations to the Executive on any matters arising

16.

To question members of the Executive, Chairs of Committees and Panels and appropriate officers about the impact of their decisions on performance, subject to any applicable codes of conduct.

 

Membership:

1.

The Committee will consist of 9 Members.

 

 

Membership

Contact information

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