The Office of the Complaints Commissioner has been established pursuant to the Complaints Commissioner Law, 2003 with the power and authority to investigate in a fair and independent manner written complaints to ascertain whether injustice has been caused by improper, unreasonable or inadequate government administrative conduct. The Commissioner is appointed for a five-year term by the Governor and reports directly to the Legislative Assembly through the Speaker. The Commissioner has the power to call and examine witnesses and request documents relevant to investigations, including from any Minister, officer or member of a government entity.
Comprised of between three and five members, the Commission for Standards in Public Life is an independent oversight body established by s.117 of the Constitution. The Commission for Standards in Public Life (CSPL) has an overall function to promote and monitor “the highest standards of integrity and competence in public life in order to ensure the prevention of corruption or conflicts of interest”. As such, it is entrusted with the specific responsibility for developing and maintaining up-to-date registers of interest for those employed in public life. In addition to this the CSPL acts as a watchdog, responds to citizens’ concerns, and promotes public trust in public servants and elected members through the exercise of its functions.
The Information Commissioner’s Office is an independent entity responsible for monitoring compliance with the FOI Law. Individuals denied access or who believe their request was mishandled may appeal the matter to the Commissioner, who has the authority to review the matter, make all findings of fact and law, and issue a binding decision. The Commissioner is also responsible for promoting general awareness of the FOI Law, the public’s rights and the obligations of government under the Law.
The Portfolio of the Civil Service (PCS) works with our partners on capabilities that enhance Human Resources, Management practices and performance in the Public Service, through provision of high quality policy advice, guidance and support, monitoring and reporting, and training and development services.