The Civil Service Commissioners are responsible for recruitment of civil servants. They make sure that all civil servants are selected on the basis of fair and open competition but they also have the responsibility to maintain recruitment code in terms of ensuring correct interpretation and use of the principle of fair and open recruitment. The Civil Servants Commissioners are also responsible for appeals under the Civil Service Code. They are appointed directly by the Crown and are responsible to the Queen. The Civil Service Commissioners are not, however, civil servants.