The Commissioner is responsible for how the funding allocated to the PIRC by the Scottish Government is spent. This section describes governance arrangements for managing these resources.
The Director of Operations is the designated Accountable Officer, responsible for:
The PIRC publishes information on business performance and expenditure, which you can find by searching our Publications library.
The Commissioner's senior management team is responsible for the day-to-day running of the office. She and the Director of Operations form the Executive Team and are supported by the Heads of Department Group, which comprises the Head of Investigations, Head of Reviews and Policy and Head of Corporate and Human Resources.
You can find out who they are in the who's who section. A record of the meetings of the Senior Management Team are published in our documents library.
The Commissioner, Director of Operations and senior managers are in regular communication with the Scottish Government Sponsor team.
The Sponsor team supports the PIRC by:
Our Audit and Accountability Committee, which meets quarterly throughout the year, supports the PIRC by:
As the PIRC's external auditors, Scott-Moncrieff:
As the PIRC's internal auditors, Risk Assurance Services LLP undertake:
The Commissioner may outsource any project where specialist skills are required.
If the value of the contract is more than £5000, a full competitive tendering exercise will normally be undertaken.
Invitations to tender comply with European and UK Procurement Regulations.
Procurement by the PIRC complies with our Procurement Manual and the Scottish Public Finance Manual (SPFM).
In accordance with Scottish Government reporting guidance we report on sustainability in our Annual Report and Accounts.