Civil Service Commission

Access to Information

In this section you will find out how to locate information already published by Civil Service Commission. Please read how to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Data Protection Act 1998.

The Commission already makes a wide range of information publicly available, so please search this website and our Publication Scheme before placing a request.

Publication Scheme

The Civil Service Commission has adopted the model publication scheme approved by the Information Commissioner. Here is a guide to the information that the Civil Service Commission routinely makes available.

Who We Are and What We Do

Information about the structure, legal governance of the Commission is available in the About Us section of this website.

The contact details for our office are available in the Contact Us section of this site, while information about how to get in touch with individual members of staff are available in the About Us section of this website.

What We Spend and How We Spend It

The Financial Information section contains information about what we’ve spent in the last financial year and our planned expenditure for the next financial year. You can also download our Annual Report and Accounts.

Our Priorities and How We Are Doing

The Corporate Information section contains details of our corporate strategy and business plans. You can also download our Annual Report and Accounts.

How We Make Decisions

The How We Work section explains the rules that we follow when making decisions. The Commission has adopted a policy of releasing its Board Papers in tranches each year. We are not yet able to put Board Papers on this website, but Board Papers for April – June 2011 are available, to obtain copies please email us

Our Policies and Procedures

The How We Work section contains our Codes of Practice for both Commissioners and staff; the Memorandum of Understanding between the Commission and our sponsor department, Cabinet Office; and the Standing Orders which set out the day to day working practices of the Commission.

The Contact Us section contains our complaints handling procedure.

Lists and Registers

The Civil Service Commissioner page contains our Register of Interests and the responses to requests for information are available in the Freedom of Information section.

The Services We Offer

You can search our Publications section for guidance on specific areas. Press Releases are available in the News section.