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Revised Guidance on Application of the 2013 Code of Practice

Published 19 Jan 2016

This guidance updates and replaces the original statutory guidance of October 2013 that was introduced to coincide with publication of the 2013 Code of Practice. It incorporates the Commissioner's guidance on "merit and most able", issued in Augurst 2014, and includes a number of additional changes intended to enhance the operation of the public appointments process. The revised guidance is effective from 25 January 2016.

Conflict of Interest Leaflet

Published 01 May 2015

This leaflet gives guidance on what might be considered a conflict of interest when applying for a public appointment.

Guidance on application of the 2013 Code - Merit and Most Able

Published 08 Aug 2014

This guidance is issued by the Commissioner in terms of section 2 (6) of the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003. It is intended to assist in the understanding and implementation of the 2013 Code of Practice and clarifies the Code's requirements in respect of the identification and appointment of the most able applicants.

GUIDANCE ON THE 2013 CODE OF PRACTICE

Published 30 Sep 2013

This guidance is issued by the Commissioner in terms of section 2 (6) of the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003. It is intended to assist in the understanding and implementation of the 2013 Code of Practice.

2013 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS TO PUBLIC BODIES IN SCOTLAND

Published 30 Sep 2013

The Commissioner has published a revised Code of Practice in terms of section 2 (3) of the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003. The revised Code comes into force on 1 October 2013. It is accompanied by guidance which may also be downloaded from our website.

Analysis report on consultation responses contributing to the 2013 Code of Practice

Published 30 Sep 2013

This report provides a synopsis of the consultation responses received on proposals to revise the Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies in Scotland. It also captures the key changes that the Commissioner made as a result of the many valuable responses received.

Template compliance opinion - final stage of assessment

Published 01 Jul 2013

This form is completed by assessors following the final stage of assessment

Template compliance opinion - review and recommendations

Published 01 Jul 2013

This form is completed by assessors at the conclusion of appointment rounds. It makes recommendations about areas in which appointment activity can be improved on in future.

Public appointments Information leaflet

Published 01 Jul 2013

This leaflet describes our role in the public appointments process and lets you know what to do if you wish to make a complaint. It is included in every application pack for regulated public appointments

Template compliance opinion - early stages of assessment

Published 01 Jul 2013

This form is completed by assessors following the early stages of assessment.



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