Events

AST event: all you ever wanted to know!

*Check out the AST3 competition published 22.09.2022* Generation 2004 is here to listen to you and your concerns and to develop together with you our positions on many work- and well-being-at-work- related issues, particularly those related to assistants (ASTs), a group of staff whose numbers are in steady decline. Continue reading AST event: all you ever wanted to know!

Contract Agents: what does the future hold?

*Update 20.09.2022 event sign-up link added.* Generation 2004, the only staff organisation with all representative staff categories in its team, is here to listen to you and your concerns and to develop together with you our positions on many work- and well-being-at-work- related issues. The Generation 2004 team has made a solid contribution to defend the interests of Contract Agents (CAs), the category of staff with the most uncertain future. Continue reading Contract Agents: what does the future hold?

EPSO CBT/internal competition training: August 2022

*Update 08.08.2022 training dates are 23, 25, 26 and 30 August 2022 Time 12.30-14.30 via ZOOM* Generation 2004, together with Ya Semos Europeos (YSE), is organising a free webinar on Internal Competition AST 4  and training on computer-based multiple-choice test (CBT)  and internal competitions in English: join on Tuesday 19 July 2022 19:00-20:00 CET, where we’ll explain how to face the talent screener and application form for the AST4 internal competition. This is key to pass into the final phase of the competition, the oral interview. Continue reading EPSO CBT/internal competition training: August 2022

Generation 2004 conference: How to draft an appeal

***EEAS reclassification list is published 11.07.2022. Our conference is over but you can still watch the Recording!!! ***

For those of you not proposed for promotion or reclassification and who feel the reason is not related to your performance but to other reasons: change of unit/department, parental/maternity leave, change of line manager, personal conflicts etc., you may file an appeal in Sysper.

Generation 2004 will discuss how to draft such an appeal and answer your questions. The conference will take place on Thursday 16 June 2022 from 12.00 to 14.00 via WebEx. Continue reading Generation 2004 conference: How to draft an appeal

Update on our collective action on internal competitions

We are in April and DG HR has not yet provided competition planning (provisional or otherwise). We do not think that this will change any time soon. Even if the planning was to become available now, the ongoing exclusion of certain staff categories (16 000 potentially eligible staff) from internal competitions requires action and the most recent example of this is the internal competition published at the end of the last year (COM/AD/02/21). Continue reading Update on our collective action on internal competitions

Project 55+ transition towards retirement 2022

Want to start imagining and planning your transition towards retirement – but not sure how to do it? This is no longer a destination, but a journey.

Project 55+ is a practical 5-week community experience that will help you create, discover, refine and implement your transition project, during your final years at the Commission/EU Institutions, towards a successful new beginning that is uniquely yours. Continue reading Project 55+ transition towards retirement 2022

New HR Strategy: join the discussion to shape the Commission of tomorrow!

Are you curious about the New HR Strategy currently under discussion? Were you asked to contribute to the interservice consultation?

Join us on Monday 14 February at 12:00 to get more information on this long process that started in 2020 and share with us your ideas and your vision for the future. Connection details are in the newsletter email (10.02.2022). Continue reading New HR Strategy: join the discussion to shape the Commission of tomorrow!

It’s only for 2 days a week! hot-desking and buildings: lunchtime conference

*update 09.03.2022 15th edition of the teleworking guidelines the 2 days of presence in the office is pro rata for part-time staff (see footnote 3 in the guidelines) So, if you work 50% then you are required to be in the office 1 day per week only.*

*update 22.02.2022: colleagues are changing DG in order to avoid open space/hot-desking. Is this you? Get in touch, we’d like to hear from you!* Continue reading It’s only for 2 days a week! hot-desking and buildings: lunchtime conference

The hidden costs of teleworking – and now energy prices!

*Update March 2022: 1193 colleagues responded to our additional teleworking costs survey: only 2.85% saw no utility-bill increase. With 27% of respondents seeing their monthly bills increase by a total of 51-100 EUR.*

All over Europe, energy prices have been rising during 2021 and they skyrocketed at the end of 2021. Naturally, this situation has an impact on Commission employees as well, most of whom have been working from home since 16 March 2020. The burden of the associated costs has been particularly heavy for with lower salaries such as temporary staff (contract agents (CAs) and  temporary agents (TAs)) and those further down the salary scales (secretaries and clerks (AST-SCs) and assistants (ASTs)). Continue reading The hidden costs of teleworking – and now energy prices!

How to increase your chances to get a promotion/reclassification in 2022?

Here is the presentation(note that the timetable for reclassification is slightly  different) and here is the recording. To access you must be connected to ECAS, and some browsers work better than others. If you have any difficulties,  contact us and we’ll send the presentation to you.)

If you expect to be promoted/reclassified in 2022 or even just want to understand what happens behind the scenes between the self-assessment and the publication of the draft lists in June, this is the event for you: we will shed some light on the mystery! This builds on our recent presentation on the self-assessment where we offered one-to-one assistance. Continue reading How to increase your chances to get a promotion/reclassification in 2022?