HPSS Agencies and Bodies
For further information on screening, please refer to the leaflet entitled ‘What
staff need to know about screening for equality’ available from your
organisation’s equality contact.
(1) INFORMATION ABOUT THE POLICY
Title of policy:
CORPORATE CREDIT CARD POLICY AND PROCEDURES- NIPEC
Description of policy (what it covers/ who it applies to)
This policy describes the role and responsibilities of the authorised user of
NIPEC’s corporate credit card (chief executive) as agreed by NIPEC’s audit
committee. It also outlines the role of CSA finance in maintaining strict
financial control of credit card usage and implementing procedures to ensure
that a full reconciliation of all transactions is completed each month.
for requesting access to documents and items stored within these safes.
Aims of policy (what it is meant to do)
Effective and robust procedures to ensure proper use of the corporate credit
(2) SCREENING THE POLICY
Is there any evidence that different groups have different needs,
experiences, issues and priorities in relation to the policy (taking into
consideration any evidence of higher or lower uptake by any of the 9
different groups)? [PLEASE COMPLETE THE TABLE BELOW]
Group Yes/No If Yes, please briefly give details
Is there an opportunity to better promote equality of opportunity or
good relations by altering the policy or working with others in
government or in the larger community? If so, what would you suggest?
Please detail information and views (e.g. of colleagues or service users)
that you used to make your screening judgement.
Views of staff sought on draft procedures and comments noted and
considered when finalising these. Policy also shared with and approved by
NIPEC’s audit committee.
SHOULD THE POLICY BE SUBJECT TO EQUALITY IMPACT
Equality impact assessment procedures are confined to those policies
considered likely to have significant implications for equality of opportunity.
If your screening has indicated that a policy is having an adverse
differential impact, how would you categorise it?
Significant impact -
Low impact -
Do you consider that this policy needs to be submitted to a full equality
If No but the policy has significant impacts, please give reasons for your
(3) Human Rights Screening of the Policy
To assess the impact of the policy/decision on Human Rights [PLEASE
COMPLETE THE TABLE BELOW]
ARTICLE POSITIVE NEGATIVE NOT NEUTRAL
IMPACT IMPACT KNOWN IMPACT
Article 2 – Right to life
Article 3 – Right to freedom
from torture, inhuman or
degrading treatment or
Article 4 – Right to freedom
from slavery, servitude &
forced or compulsory labour
Article 5 – Right to liberty &
security of person
Article 6 – Right to a fair &
public trial within a reasonable
Article 7 – Right to freedom
from retrospective criminal law
& no punishment without law.
Article 8 – Right to respect for
private & family life, home and
Article 9 – Right to freedom of
thought, conscience & religion
Article 10 – Right to freedom
Article 11 – Right to freedom
of assembly & association
Article 12 – Right to marry &
found a family
Article 14 – Prohibition of
discrimination in the enjoyment
of the convention rights
Article 1, 1st protocol – Right to
a peaceful enjoyment of
possessions & protection of
Article 2, 1st protocol – Right of
access to education
Article 3, 1st protocol – Right to
Article 1, 6th protocol –
Abolition of the death penalty
Please outline human rights issues (if any) identified at this stage.
Policy Screened by: Janet Hall, CSM
Date: June 2006