Breaches of the Civil Service Code

FOI request reference: F0040840
Publication date: January 2015

Outcome

Successful

Request and response

1. Please identify the status of your organisation (for example, Ministerial department, non-Ministerial department, executive agency).

Non-ministerial department and Executive Agency

2. If concerns raised regarding alleged breaches of the Civil Service Code are handled by, or referred to, another body (for example a sponsoring department) please indicate this.

Not applicable.

3. Please identify the number of departmental nominated officers in your organisation; please also indicate the level on seniority or grade of the individual(s). If this question is not relevant to your organisation, please indicate this.

One nominated person, grade SCS1.

4. If the nominated officer(s) have another role in the organisation, please provide a general indication of what this role is (for example welfare or pastoral).

Director of Public Services and HR.

5. Whether concerns raised regarding alleged breaches of the Civil Service Code to a person in the management chain are tracked/monitored/recorded by your organisation, if so please indicate whether this information is held centrally.

No concerns were raised during the period however any concerns raised would be tracked and monitored centrally.

6. Whether concerns raised regarding alleged breaches of the Civil Service Code to departmental nominated officers are tracked/monitored/recorded by your organisation, if so please indicate whether this information is held centrally.

No concerns were raised during the period however any concerns raised would be tracked and monitored centrally.

7. Please provide details of the number of individuals who have raised concerns regarding alleged breaches of the Civil Service Code in your organisation between 10 January 2010 – 31 December 2013, in particular:

i. Please provide details of whether each individual raised the concern on an anonymous, confidential, or self identified basis.
ii. Please indicate whether the concern was raised to a line manager or nominated officer.
iii. Please provide a brief summary of the types of concerns raised.
iv. Please indicate whether or not the matter complained of was subsequently referred to the Civil Service Commission or a regulatory or enforcement organisation. v. Please identify (if appropriate) whether any subsequent action was taken.

No concerns were raised during the period.