Civil Service Commission

What we do

We have two primary functions, as detailed in the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010.
First, the Commission is responsible for upholding the principle that selection to appointments in the Civil Service must be on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

Second, the Commission can hear and determine complaints raised by civil servants under the Civil Service Code, the ethical code which forms part of the terms and conditions of every civil servant. We also work with departments to help them promote the Code and the core values of the Civil Service that it describes.

Find out more about our role in regulating Civil Service Recruitment.

Find out more about our role in relation to the Civil Service Code.