The People Committee is a sub-committee of the HMRC Board. These are the terms of reference to enable the People Committee to discharge their responsibilities to provide assurance to the Board on the effectiveness of people management; that HMRC are meeting their legislative responsibilities in relation to its people including H&S, DDA, equal opportunities; and that the people function priorities support the Department's strategic direction.
The scope of this responsibility will be all aspects of the business within HMRC and issues relating to the VOA as escalated
1.1 The People Committee will have three members drawn from non-executive Board members with the possibility of a co-opted external member in place of one of the non executives:
1.2 A minimum of two members will be required for the meeting to be quorate.
1.3 The Secretariat will be responsible for:
2.1 The Chairman of the People Committee will provide a report of the key points to the Board, to whom the committee is accountable, after each meeting.
2.2 Draft minutes of the Committee will be circulated to the Board as soon as practical and if necessary prior to ratification at the Committee's next meeting.
2.3 Periodically the People Committee will provide a review of its terms of reference and its work to the Board.
3.1 The People Committee will advise the Board on:
3.2 People Committee will also review issues within the above scope:
4.1 The People Committee may co-opt additional members for a period, normally, not exceeding a year to provide specialist skills, knowledge and experience.
5.1 The People Committee will meet bi-monthly.
5.2 Additional Committee meetings may be called to address time critical issues.
5.3 The following will be expected to attend each meeting:
5.4 Other senior executive staff will be required to attend as the accountable owner of specific issues scheduled to be discussed by the Committee.