Poor Performances Highlighted By Cabinet

THURROCK Council’s ruling Tory cabinet pointed to a number of poor performances as part of the rigorous assessment process imposed by the government.

The “Corporate Performance” report provides Cabinet with a summary of poor performance against key performance indicators up to December 2009. These indicators are used to monitor the performance of key priority services.

Of the 35 indicators used in the Direction of Travel judgement: 68 % improved on the previous year, 5% remained static and 25.7% declined.

The key areas of concerns included:

1. Invoices paid within 30 days

2. Black/ethnic staff in top 5%

3. % of Capital Programme to be spent at year end.

4. Number of prosecutions and sanctions per 1,000 caseload.

5. Social care clients receiving Self Directed Support

6. Days Lost to Sickness

Officers and members agreed to a number of directives on the above issues.

With reference to the days lost to sickness. The cabinet agreed to: Review sickness data, share best practice internally and externally and review occupational health processes .

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