The Civil Service Appeals Commission is a quasi-judicial body appointed under the Public Service Management Law (as amended from time to time). Its sole purpose is to consider, and decide upon, appeals from civil servants about personnel-related decisions.
The Commission is comprised of a chairperson and up to six others who, by law, must be independent from both the civil service and political parties. Accordingly, a person cannot be a member of the Commission if he is a civil servant, or if he is or has been within the preceding three years, a member of the Legislative Assembly, or hold an office in a political party.
To reinforce this independence the Public Service Management Law also states that no person or authority may direct or control the Commission in the carrying out of its duties.
The CSAC is supported by the Commissions Secretariat, which provides technical and administrative support to the Commission.