Events

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!

*Lunchtime conference on Thursday, 27 January@12.30*[1]

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?

2022 appraisal and promotion/reclassification exercises conference

*Check out our 20.01.2022 update on this very topic*

2022 is here and with it comes the annual appraisal exercise [1] (Commission staff: 5 January for the launch of appraisal self-assessments and 12 January for reclassification self-assessments). It is crucial to understand how this works because it will play a huge part in how your career will progress.

Generation 2004 organises a conference to explain and offer tips. We cover how to prepare your self-assessment and your one-on-one interview with your reporting officer [2]. Continue reading 2022 appraisal and promotion/reclassification exercises conference

EPSO CBT/internal competition training: January

Generation 2004 is organising more training: computer-based multiple-choice test (CBT) training and AD5 internal competition training.

CBT (verbal, numerical, abstract) in English

This training is to provide you with techniques to pass the CBT phase of any European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) competition. Check ongoing EPSO selection procedures for CBT dates.  Continue reading EPSO CBT/internal competition training: January

NEW COMPETITION – SAME OLD STORY!

We invite you for a debate on further action on Thursday, 2 December 2021 at 12:30 (Brussels time). Webex connection details are available here.

We are also organising CBT training and AD5-internal-competition-specific training.

Another Internal Competition has just been announced which is exclusively open to Temporary Agents (TAs), i.e. mainly cabinet staff (‘parachutage’?) as well as our JPP ”Jeunesse dorée”. Oops HR did it again Continue reading NEW COMPETITION – SAME OLD STORY!

SAVE THE DATE for meetings this week and next

The electoral campaigns are already ongoing and Generation 2004 has the pleasure to invite you to specific meetings dedicated to the following topics: Continue reading SAVE THE DATE for meetings this week and next