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About Us

The Local Government Staff Commission for Northern Ireland (the Commission) is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body established under the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972.  Its powers were later extended under the Housing Orders 1976 and 1981, and the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (NI) Order 1992.

In general, the terms of reference for the Commission are to exercise:

‘general oversight of matters connected with the recruitment, training and terms and conditions of employment of officers of councils and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and of making recommendations to councils and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive on such matters.'

The specific functions of the Commission are detailed in Section 40 (4) (a) - (f) of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972.

The Commission publishes information via its Publication Scheme and operates within the guidelines set out in its Records Management Policy on Retention and Disposal which Is agreed by the Public Records Office for NI.

The Commission publishes a number of Corporate Documents as detailed below:


Strategic Plan 2016-17 and Business Plan 2016-17

Strategic Plan 2015-17 and Business Plan 2015-16

Strategic Plan 2014-17 and Business Plan 2014-15

Strategic Plan 2012/15 and Business Plan 2013/14

Management Statement 2011

Annual Report and Accounts 2015/16

Annual Audit Letter 2015/16

Annual Report and Accounts 2014/15

Annual Report and Accounts 2013/14

LGSC Audit of Accounts
Notice of Public Rights - 8 July 2016






The Commission as an organisation is fully committed to meeting its equality obligations and has prepared a number of LGSC Equality documents. Please click here for quick access.


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Commission House, 18-22 Gordon Street,
Belfast BT1 2LG. Telephone: (028) 9031 3200
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