Publications

Publications for the Commissioner (which include public standards and public appointments) can be found on the Commissioner for Ethical Standards page. Publications relating to public standards prior to 1 April 2011 and after that date for work dedicated to public standards can be found below


Minutes of the Investigating Officers Meeting held on 10 October 2018

Date Added: 21 Nov 2018

Minutes of the Investigating Officers Meeting held on 10 October 2018

CESPLS Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18

Date Added: 31 Oct 2018

The Commissioner for Ethical Standards' annual report and accounts for 2017-18 as laid before the Scottish Parliament on 31 October 2018.

Minutes of the Investigating Officers Meeting held on 15 August 2018

Date Added: 11 Oct 2018

Minutes from the Investigating Officers Meeting held on 15 August 2018.

Whistleblowing Annual Report 2017-18

Date Added: 26 Sep 2018

This annual report summarises the whistleblowing disclosures made to the Commissioner for the year 2017-18

Commissioner's Draft British Sign Language (BSL) Plan

Date Added: 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. 

Minutes - Investigating Officers Meeting - March 2018

Date Added: 06 Jun 2018

Minutes from the Investigating Officers Meeting held on 14 March 2018.

Minutes - Investigating Officers Meeting - April 2018

Date Added: 06 Jun 2018

Minutes from the Investigating Officers Meeting held on 18 April 2018.

Data Protection Policy

Date Added: 25 May 2018

This policy describes how the Commissioner will handle personal data.

Privacy Statement for employees, etc

Date Added: 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

Date Added: 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

Date Added: 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.

Minutes - Investigating Officers Meeting - January 2018

Date Added: 16 Mar 2018

Minutes from the Investigating Officers Meeting held on 31 January 2018.

Minutes - Investigating Officers Meeting - December 2017

Date Added: 09 Feb 2018

Minutes from the Investigating Officers Meeting held on 20 December 2017.

Minutes - Investigating Officers Meeting - October 2017

Date Added: 09 Jan 2018

Minutes from the Investigating Officers Meeting held on 4 October 2017.

CESPLS Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17

Date Added: 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.

CESPLS Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17

Date Added: 16 Oct 2017

The Commissioner for Ethical Standards' annual report and accounts for 2016-17 as laid before the Scottish Parliament on 16 October 2017.

CESPLS Annual Report & Accounts 2015-16

Date Added: 09 Sep 2016

The Commissioner for Ethical Standards' annual report and accounts for 2015-16 as laid before the Scottish Parliament on 9 September 2016.

CESPLS Annual Report 2014-15

Date Added: 17 Sep 2015

This annual report summarises the work carried out by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life during 2014-15.

Minutes - Investigating Officers Meeting - June 2015

Date Added: 19 Jun 2015

Minutes of the Investigating Officers meeting held on 10 June 2015.

Minutes - Investigating Officers Meeting - April 2015

Date Added: 18 May 2015

Minutes of the Investigating Officers meeting held on 29 April 2015.

CESPLS Annual Report 2013-14

Date Added: 23 Oct 2014

This annual report summarises the work carried out by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life during 2013-14.

How to make a complaint about us

Date Added: 01 Apr 2014

This leaflet tells you how to make a complaint about us. It's based on the model provided by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman's Complaints Standards Authority (CSA).

How we handle complaints about us

Date Added: 01 Apr 2014

This document explains how we handle complaints made about us. It's based on the model provided by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman's Complaints Standards Authority (CSA).

CESPLS Annual Report 2012-13

Date Added: 20 Sep 2013

This annual report summarises the work carried out by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life during 2012-13.

CESPLS Annual Report 2011-12

Date Added: 27 Sep 2012

This annual report summarises the work carried out by the Commission for Ethical Standards in Public Life during its first year of operation.

OCPAS Annual Report 2010-11

Date Added: 09 Sep 2011

OCPAS's final annual report was published on 9 September 2011. The report describes our role, our work during the year and our plans for the future as part of the Commission for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.

OCPAS Annual Report 2009-10

Date Added: 01 Apr 2011

This annual report summarises the work carried out by OCPAS during our sixth year of operation. It describes our role, our work during the year and our impact. It contains news about the progress made in implementing Diversity Delivers, the first equal opportunities strategy for ministerial public appointments. It also describes progress towards a new Code of Practice for ministerial appointments to Scotland’s public bodies.



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* This document relates prior to the set up of the Public Standards Commissioner (PSC) on 1 April 2011. Previously the PSC had two separate roles as:

  1. Chief Investigating Officer
  2. Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner

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