It is best practice that the Partnership has a documented and approved Reserves Policy. Local Authority Accounting Practice (LAAP) Bulletin 99 published in July 2014 provides advice from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) in respect of Local Authority Reserves and Balances. This guidance applies to the Partnership. This Policy reflects the key messages from the LAAP Bulletin and outlines the practical application.
SEStran’s Public Interest Disclosure Policy is designed to enable concerned individuals to indicate their concerns about malpractice related to its governance and management. SEStran assumes that all of its employees and members will exercise both a duty and responsibility to bring any impropriety to the attention of the appropriate individuals in its structures.
Under Regulation 58 of the Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2014, each employer participating in the scheme is required to formulate a policy concerning the exercise of certain discretions contained within the regulations.
The South East of Scotland Regional Transport Partnership after careful consideration and having regard to the extent to which the exercise of the functions could lead to a serious loss of confidence in the public service, has decided to exercise its discretions in the following way
The statement is applicable to all employees of South East of Scotland Regional Transport Partnership who are eligible to be members of the Local Government Pension Scheme.
SEStran recognises that the effective management of its records, regardless of format, is essential in order to support its functions, to comply with legal, statutory and regulatory obligations and to demonstrate transparency and accountability.
The introduction of the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 highlights the importance placed on records management within public bodies. It is our aim to ensure we produce and implement an effective Records Management Plan to meet the requirements of the Act. The Plan will be regularly assessed and reviewed to ensure its effectiveness in terms of records management throughout SEStran.
SEStran has a corporate Learning and Development Policy which outlines our commitment
to the training and development of every employee.
This Personal Development and Appraisal Scheme (PDAS) is designed to build on our objectives and ensure that development is seen as a continuous process which is jointly owned by managers and employees and is linked to SEStran priority aims, objectives and vision.