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Featured Publications:

2017 Applicant Research

Published 28 Nov 2018

This report set out an annual summary of views expressed by applicants following 40 individual appointment rounds during 2017. We are grateful to those who provided time and effort giving invaluable feedback which formed the basis of the findings.


2018 Follow Up Thematic Review into Operation of the Code

Published 14 Sep 2018

This report sets out the Commissioner's findings and recommendations following a thematic review into the operation of the 2013 Code of Practice. This review follows up on the findings from one conducted and reported on in 2015. The review assesses Scottish Government progress in response to recommendations in that report about succession planning and learning lessons from appointment activity.

Commissioner's Draft British Sign Language (BSL) Plan

Published 09 Aug 2018

This Plan sets out the actions which the Commissioner proposes to take over the period 2018-2024 to improve access for BSL users to the range of statutory functions that he fulfils. The Draft Plan is available to download from this website in Word and pdf formats. A BSL translation of the Draft Plan is available to view on YouTube and Facebook. Visit our website's home page to get the links or find them in the consultation document. The Commissioner would welcome views on the Draft Plan. The consultation period runs until 14 September. 

SHAP Diversity Calendar Jan-Jun 2019

Published 06 Jul 2018

This is the SHAP Diversity Calendar for the first half of 2019. It should be read in conjunction with the SHAP Diversity Calendar Handbook.

SHAP Diversity Calendar Jul-Dec 2019

Published 06 Jul 2018

This is the SHAP Diversity Calendar for the second half of 2019. It should be read in conjunction with the SHAP Diversity Calendar Handbook.

Data Protection Policy

Published 25 May 2018

This policy describes how the Commissioner will handle personal data.

Privacy Statement for employees, etc

Published 04 May 2018

This Privacy Statement describes how we treat the personal data of employees, former employees and job applicants.

British Sign Language Plan - Open Events at the Scottish Parliament

Published 20 Apr 2018

This poster gives more detail about the open events for British Sign Language users being held at the Scottish Parliament on Friday, 18 May and Saturday, 19 May.



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