In this section you can find links to the PIRC's corporate publications. Alternatively use the publications library to search for what you're looking for.  

Business and Strategic Plans

Our annual Business Plan describes how we will deliver on our Priorities and intended Outcomes set out in our three year Strategic Plan.

Each of our three teams have specific actions and performance measures to achieve these.

Our performance

We are committed to delivering our Corporate Objectives. 

Our annual Business Plan contains a series of actions and performance measures setting out how we will meet each objective. Our business performance is monitored on a monthly basis.

Annual reports and accounts

Our Annual Accounts set out our key performance statistics and financial statement for the preceding year.

We also publish the Commissioner's Annual Report.

Expenditure reports

The PIRC publishes reports presenting expenditure on salaries and associated costs, other running costs and research costs against budgets for the year. 

These are usually updated on an annual basis following external audit. 

Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act: Section 31 information

To promote openness and transparency across the public sector in Scotland, under the terms of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, the PIRC publishes information about expenditure in certain areas, including:

  • Public Relations
  • Overseas Travel
  • Hospitality and Entertainment
  • External Consultancy
  • Payments with a value in excess of £25,000
  • The number of members and staff who received remuneration in excess of £150,000.

Record of Senior Management team meetings

The PIRC Heads of Department Group meets monthly to discuss and report progress towards the organisation's Strategic Objectives and Business Plan. 

A record of each meeting is published in the publications library.

Policies and procedures

PIRC policies and procedures contain guidance for staff on how to work in a professional manner.

We publish some of our policies in the publications library.

Memoranda of Understanding

The PIRC has a number of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with police bodies and other public organisations operating in Scotland, which provide guidance for all parties involved in Investigations and Complaint Handling Reviews (CHRs).

Our MoUs are published here.