Civil Service Commission: Agendas and Minutes

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of meetings of the Civil Service Commission, including:

  • Agenda and meeting packs for meetings of the Civil Service Commission between 1990-1997;
  • Original signed minutes for meetings of the Civil Service Commission 1989-1994;
  • Original signed minutes for meetings of the Recruitment Committee 1989-1990.

The Civil Service Commission had responsibility for taking decisions on the following, points, and the minutes and agenda packs reflect this:

  • Recruitment and appointment of Civil Servants;
  • Training of Civil Servants;
  • Individual employee disputes, disciplinary hearings, dismissals;
  • Relations with employee Unions;
  • Terms and conditions of employment in the Civil Service;
  • Legislation governing the Civil Service and Civil Service Commission.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Civil Service Commission came into existence in 1962, on the passing of the Isle of Man Civil Service Act 1962. This act created a unified civil service out of all full-time administrative, professional and technical officers employed by a board of Tynwald or a Government Department. The Civil Service Commission was given the responsibility of making appointments, transfers and promotions throughout this new Civil Service. Initially, secretarial support for the Commission was provided by staff from Government Office.

The Civil Service Act 1990 formalised the role of the Commission.

Functions of the Commission:

  • recruitment, appointment and training of civil servants;
  • set salary scales, terms and conditions of employment;
  • overview and provision for the welfare of civil servants.

Membership of the Commission was regulated as follows:

-the Commission should include a Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson, who would be members of Tynwald;

-the Commission should include up to three other members, who should not be members of Tynwald;

-all members of the Commission are appointed by the Chief Minister;

-members of the Civil Service are not eligible to serve as members of the Commission.

The Civil Service Commission was wound up by the Public Services Bill 2015, which made provisions for its functions to be combined with that of the Whitley Council and reconstituted as the Public Services Commission. At the time of its dissolution in Sep 2015, the Civil Service Commission was administered by the Industrial Relations and Policy Section of the Office of Human Resources, that sits within the Isle of Man Cabinet Office.

Arrangement

S23: Civil Service Commission: Agendas and Minutes

  • S23/1 Civil Service Commission Meeting and Agenda Packs 1990-1997
  • S23/2 Civil Service Commission Meeting Minutes 1989-1994

Conditions Governing Access

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Archivist's Note

Katherine Doyle, October 2015

Separated Material

Also held at the Isle of Man Public Record Office:

S24 Civil Service Commission: Annual Reports

S25 Civil Service Commission: Administrative papers

S26 The Whitley Council for Isle of Man Public Service (Manual Workers) Agenda and Minutes

S27 The Whitley Council for Isle of Man Public Service (Manual Workers) Constitution and Membership Papers

Custodial History

These records were transferred to the Isle of Man Public Record Office under section 3 (4) of the Public Records Act 1999 by the Office of Human Resources (Cabinet Office) in September 2015.

Related Material

Also held at the Isle of Man Public Record Office:

S17/1/1214-1217: Records of the Chief Secretary’s Office: papers regarding Civil Service; 1947-1950.

C14/1 ‘W’: Records of the Chief Secretary’s Office: papers regarding Whitley Council; 1948-1969.