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On Board- A Guide for Members of Statutory Boards

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ISBN9781786522832
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 03, 2017

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ISBN 978 1 78652 283 2 (Web only publication)
PPDAS 70796

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Contents

Introduction

Guidance notes - The guidance is organised into five main Sections:

Public Service Delivery and Reform: Guidance Note 1

Overview
Scottish Ministers, the Scottish Government and the Scottish Administration
Key Messages
Key References and Contacts
Public Service Delivery and Reform
National Performance Framework
Public Service Reform
The Scottish Approach to Government
Government Economic Strategy
Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015
Health and Social Care Integration
Scotland's Digital Future
Best Value, Efficient Government and Relocation

Principles of Corporate Governance: Guidance Note 2

Overview
Key Messages
Key References and Contacts
Corporate Governance
Translating Principles into Action

Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships: Guidance Note 3

Overview
Key Messages
Key References
Fundamental Principles of Board Life
Role of the Board
Role of the Board as an Employer
Role of the Board Committees
Role and Responsibilities of the Board Member
Role and Responsibilities of the Chair
Role and Responsibilities of the Chief Executive
Role and Responsibilities of the Accountable Officer
Role and Responsibilities of the Minister
Role of the Scottish Government Sponsor Directorate
Managing Relationships
Diversity, Equality and Human Rights
Further information and contacts

Effective Financial Management: Guidance Note 4

Overview
Key Messages
Key References and Contacts
Scottish Public Finance Manual
Budgeting in a Public Body
Best Value
Efficient Government
Relocation
Annual Reports and Accounts
Performance Measurement and Reporting
Risk Management and Internal Controls
Audit Committee
Internal Audit
External Audit
The Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee of the Scottish Parliament
Further Information

Ethics and Standards of Behaviour: Guidance Note 5

Overview
Key Messages
Key References and Contacts
Introduction to Ethical Standards in Public Life
The Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland
The Standards Commission for Scotland
Key Principles of the Model Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct for Board Members
Gifts and Hospitality
Bribery
Conflicts of Interest
Handling Conflicts of Interest
Registration of Interests
Dispensations
Confidentiality
Lobbying
Use of Social Media
Whistleblowing
Complaints Handling
Further information

Annex A Classification of Public Bodies

Annex B Induction and Training for Board Members

Annex C The Organisation of Central Government Over Devolved Matters in Scotland