- 18 Oct 2019
Date received: 8 Oct 2019
Date responded: 16 Oct 2019
AS FURTHER FOI QUERY IS THERE PERHAPS A RECORD OF HOW MANY COMPLAINTS REGARDING A HEAD (WHETHER PERMANENT OR INTERIM) OF NICS HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN FORMALLY RECEIVED BY THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT WITH A RECORD BEING KEPT OF SUCH RECEIPT?
IN THE EVENT THAT THERE ARE ANY AT ALL, EVEN JUST ONE, ON A MINOR MATTER OF LITTLE IMPORTANCE, EVEN YEARS AGO, DO PLEASE LET ME KNOW?
The Scottish Government has received one request from the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) asking the Scottish Government Permanent Secretary to consider a complaint against the Head of NICS in accordance with the NICS Top Management Complaints procedure. The request was received in July 2018. However the complaint was not investigated because it was established that it related to a prior issue for which the existing appeal mechanism had not been completed.
You may wish to be aware that the Scottish Government has published information in relation to that complaint. That response is published at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/foi-19-00707/.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House