NICS Code of Ethics

The NICS Code of Ethics sets out the framework within which civil servants work and the values and standards of behavior they are expected to uphold.

The 1999 Order assigns the Commissioners the role of providing an independent appeals mechanism to civil servants to hear and determine appeals under the NICS Code of Ethics.

We have developed a Civil Service Commissioners’ Guidance document for Raising a Concern under the NICS Code of Ethics which provides detailed information on the process to follow and to outline among other things the legal basis for Commissioners’ role; delegated responsibilities; service standards that the Commissioners work to and the Commissioners’ policy on vexatious and unreasonable complaints.