Civil Service Commission

How we work

The downloadable documents on this page explain how the Commission operate.

The Commission’s powers and responsibilities are laid down in the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010.

Memorandum of Understanding between the Commission and Cabinet Office.

Standing Orders

The day to day working practices of the Commission are decided by the Board and these are known as Standing Orders.

The Civil Service Commissioners and their staff form the Civil Service Commission. Civil Service Commissioners form the Board of the Commission.

The Board of the Commission has overall collective responsibility and decision making for the key policy frameworks governing the Commission’s regulatory activities and its governance, employment, risk control and accountability arrangements.

Below are links to some of the Commission’s key Standing Orders: