Outcome of Code Complaints to the Commission
The Commission's role in hearing complaints
The Commission -
- Must determine procedures for the making of complaints and for the investigation and consideration of complaints by the Commission;
- After considering a complaint, may make recommendations about how the matter should be resolved
Outcome of complaints brought to the Commission
Our work on hearing complaints is reported in the Commission’s Annual Report and Accounts. The links for 2012-13 below, and the links for earlier years, lead to the Annual Reports for those years. Links for subsequent years lead to a table with details of complaints received in that year, with the outcomes.
Some complaints are judged to be outside the remit of the Code, usually because they concerned human resources management issues. A number of cases were referred to other authorities, or were withdrawn before the Commission investigated them. Where there was a complete investigation by the Commission there is a link to the decision notice produced at the end of the investigation.