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Local Government Association

We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve

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LGA parental leave policy for councillors

The LGA has adopted a model parental leave policy for councillors, assisting councils to introduce formal maternity, paternity and adoption entitlements, which can help break down barriers to standing for elected office.

The LGA perspective

Sending the right message from the centre The addition of ‘And Social Care’ to the Department of Health’s title is important recognition that adult

Organisational development

Addressing the workforce dimensions of organisational transformation to deliver people-centred and value for money services, using the best OD techniques.

Skills development

Developing employees’ skills and knowledge, in an innovative, high performance, multi-agency context.

Recruitment and retention

Taking action to: recruit and retain the right workforce; address key future occupational skill shortages; promote jobs and careers; identify, develop and motivate talent and address diversity issues.

Pay and reward

Implementing approaches to rewarding the workforce that truly motivate and help people throughout their careers and address productivity while helping to manage employment costs.

Policy advice

Sharp policy analysis, informed by the latest thinking in Whitehall and the broader public sector and led by the ambition and delivery capability of the council or combined authority.

Capability and capacity reviews

Assurance for Leaders and chief executives on whether their organisations have the skills and depth they need to deliver effectively and that their political and administrative structures will help them achieve their goals.