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Featured Publications:

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.


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.

Annual Business Plan 2018-19

Published 18 Apr 2018

This Business Plan details how the Commissioner for Ethical Standards will work to achieve his strategic objectives during the period April 2018 to March 2019.

Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland - good practice in planning and assessment for a Chair appointment round

Published 06 Nov 2017

This report summarises the planning phase for this appointment round as well as highlighting a particularly innovative approach to assessment. A mix of methods were used including simulated activities with high levels of validity leading to a successful outcome.

CESPLS Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17

Published 30 Oct 2017

The Commissioner for Ethical Standards' annual report and accounts for 2016-17 as laid before the Scottish Parliament on 30 October 2017.



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