ADSO represents staff working across all areas of democratic support in local authorities, joint authorities and employers’ organisations. With over 1000members, we have grown from strength to strength and are now the nationally recognised professional body for the Democratic Services sector. We are committed to promoting excellence, promoting the sector and providing a comprehensive range of high quality learning and development opportunities at low cost
Chairman’s Weekly Message
The ADSO Board met on Friday 20 March. We will be promoting the ‘early bird’ offer for the 2015 conference as in previous years and I will tell you more about that nearer the time.
We received the draft accounts for 2013/14. Income has increased when compared to the previous year. We are in a good financial state and are balancing effectively the need to keep funds for our day–to-day operational needs whilst investing longer term to maximise interest rates. My thanks to John Lynch, our Finance Director, for his excellent stewardship of our finances.
Clive Parker, South East Region representative and former Vice Chair of the Association, has left the Board due to a change in role within his authority. Clive has been involved with ADSO from the outset and I would like to place on record my thanks to him for all his work and support. I am also pleased to say that 4 members have come forward to succeed Clive so we will be having an election in that region.
You may have seen that the Secretary of State has this week issued regulations relating to the disciplinary process for the most senior officers in an authority. These are the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (No. 881).
Check out this week’s Democracy Direct available in the Resources area to find out more….
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