Call for evidence on work of First Civil Service Commissioner

28 January 2014

The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) will take evidence on the Work of the First Civil Service Commissioner on Wednesday 12 February. This session takes place in Committee Room 16, Committee corridor

This annual scrutiny session reviews the work of Sir David Normington, First Civil Service Commissioner, whose office regulates recruitment to the Civil Service, providing assurance that appointments are on merit after fair and open competition.  It also helps promote the Civil Service values of Honesty, Integrity, Objectivity and Impartiality, and hears complaints under the Civil Service Code. 

The public is invited to submit written evidence or suggested questions they would like to see put to Sir David Normington on his role and that of the Civil Service Commission, including the Commission’s new draft recruitment principles. Submissions should be received by midday on Monday 3 February 2014 through the PASC website.

How to respond

Interested groups or individuals are encouraged to submit written evidence to the inquiry. Written evidence should be received by the Committee no later than 12 midday Monday 3 February. 

It assists the Committee if those submitting written evidence adhere to the following guidelines. Each submission should:

  • be in Word or Rich Text format (not PDF) with as little use of colour or logos as possible;
  • be a maximum of 3,000 words in length / run to no more than eight sides of A4 paper;
  • as far as possible comprise a single document;
  • begin with a short summary in bullet point form; and
  • have numbered paragraphs. 

Further information

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