We work with councils and their partners to help create a workforce able to respond to major changes within the public sector.
We have the very latest information and advice for managing the local government workforce in relation to COVID-19.
We will update these pages regularly and also provide information via the Workforce Team twitter account on @LGAWorkforce.
- LGA COVID-19 workforce survey summary report is available, councils will be able to access their own and comparative data in LG Inform
- It's Mental Health Awareness Week. We have guides and information for councils to support the wellbeing of their staff who continue to work at home or on the frontline during coronavirus.
- HM Treasury have provided extra information on the Job Retention Scheme to help councils apply the guidance locally.
- New Green Book NJC circular (15 May) includes a number of issues such as recovery guidance, abuse of employees and annual leave.
- We’ve summarised the Government’s guidance on safe return to work during coronavirus and will provide further updates on the issues for schools as we have it
- Councils can now register on our Social Work Together online tool to match with former social workers.
LGA Workforce COVID-19 quick links
Green Book circulars – statements and circulars from the NJC for Local Government Services with particular reference to terms and conditions, home working and maintain social distancing for jobs that cannot be done from home.
Burgundy Book – statements and circulars for schools and councils to manage the workforce implications of closing schools and manage schools and staff that remain open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers.
COVID-19 Workforce FAQs – employment law focused frequently asked questions for England and Wales only.
Fire and Rescue Services – statements and circulars for changes to working agreements during COVID-19.
COVID-19, redeployment of staff and secondments – as COVID-19 impacts on the number of staff able to work, care providers will suffer shortages at different times and may look to other providers to share staff. Arrangements will differ according to local circumstances but one option is for staff to move on temporary secondment. The LGA has up-to-date advice on the use of secondments.
The Modification order
The primary significance of the Order is in relation to redundancy.
21st Century Public Servant
Theory and practice around how our best 21st Century Public Servants operate alongside help for organisations to review job design, workforce planning, organisational culture to support excellent service delivery.
Timewise Councils Initiative
This programme supports organisations to drive cultural change and best practice on flexible working, as a way to retain and attract the best talent, and maximise their performance.