Investigating complaints

 
We investigate complaints about the behaviour of MSPs, local authority councillors, and board members of public bodies and about lobbyists.

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Regulating public appointments

We regulate and monitor how people are appointed to the boards of public bodies in Scotland, and promote diversity.

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About the Ethical Standards Commissioner

The Commissioner and his team work within his remit to encourage fairness, good conduct and transparency in public life in Scotland.

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Annual Report 2017/18

We published our annual report and accounts for 2017/18 on 31 October 2018. You’ll find information about the work we carried out during the year and how we measured up against our performance targets. There’s also details about how we run the organisation and our finances and staff.
 

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Reporting to Parliament

On 6 December 2018, the Commissioner gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament about his work in 2017/18. The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee questioned the Commissioner about our annual report and accounts and asked about our plans for the future. You can find out what was said on the Committee’s pages.

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Protecting your information

Our Privacy policy outlines why we gather personal information and what we do with it. If you’d like more detail about how we manage your personal data and process your requests, have a look at our Data Protection Policy. 
 
 
 

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