We have a staffing group that recommends staffing to full council for decision making. I was shocked to see we had a new member of staff in the building, since we hadn't yet formally agreed to the appointment. It seems that the staffing group met and gave the go ahead (no minutes available) to speed up the appointment, (although they have no powers to do that) because they didn't want to wait for the council to meet. Is this legally OK, or if not, can anything be done to report it, and to make sure it doesn't happen again? Most Cllrs are quite indifferent.