MD2395 Revised Statutory Officer Protocol
The Statutory Officer Protocol sets out specific arrangements relating to the employment of the GLA’s three statutory officers – the Head of Paid Service, the Chief Financial Officer and the Monitoring Officer. The Mayor and Assembly act as the co-employers for the statutory officers and so the Protocol is approved by the Mayor and Assembly acting jointly. The Protocol was last revised three years ago and has now been refreshed. The key proposed change relates to the establishment of an Assessment Panel so that there is an opportunity to sift complaints about a statutory officer, in line with standard practice.
The Mayor approves the revised Statutory Officer Protocol, as appended to this decision form.
Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice
Staff in the Resources and Secretariat directorates have worked together to expand and update the Statutory Officer Protocol.
The key proposed change relates to Appendix 2 of the Protocol. It is being proposed that an Assessment Panel be established so that there is an opportunity to sift complaints about a statutory officer. This is in line with standard practice in other areas of public life – for example, the standards regime.
There has also been some general updating and tidying up of the Protocol.
The Mayor, the Assembly (via its GLA Oversight Committee on 15 November 2018) and the statutory officers have been consulted on the revised Protocol and have raised no issues.
Approval of the revised Protocol rests with the Mayor (via this decision form) and the Assembly (at its 6 December 2018 meeting).
There no specific equality considerations arising.
There are no financial implications directly arising from this decision.
The Statutory Officer Protocol takes full account of a range of statutory provisions, as expressly and extensively noted throughout the document itself.