Events

How to increase your chances to get a promotion/reclassification in 2023?

We will put the January 2023 presentation here after 30.01.2023, in the meantime, the 2022 version is still available.

The promotion/reclassification process is not particularly user-friendly. It’s not always clear how DGs choose who to reward, nor why some years appear to be better than others. There are situations suggesting that  some staff are less favoured, while some staff are evaluated as ‘not applicable’, regardless of how well they work. Continue reading How to increase your chances to get a promotion/reclassification in 2023?

2023 appraisal and promotion/reclassification exercises conference

*Update 27.01.2023, we assisted 274 colleagues with their evaluation text. The link to register is no longer functional: if you still want some help, please email us.*

*Update 12.01.2023, the reclassification exercise has started.

We found one more reason not to use the new option of transferring the report from the previous year: ad hoc input from panels and committees might need to be updated and the transfer does not allow for any modifications.

Also, here is the guidance that used to be available within sysper for the first 3 sections of the appraisal (please use Firefox or Edge). * Continue reading 2023 appraisal and promotion/reclassification exercises conference

Internal competitions: AST/SC2, AST2, AD6, 7, 9, 12

Generation 2004 in cooperation with the company YSE will offer a  workshop-webinar on the application process for internal competitions  (AST/SC2, AST2, AD6, AD7, AD9, AD12). We will focus on practical aspects of the application, work experience requirements, tips for the talent for those competitions which have it and the most common mistakes done by the candidates.   At the end, micros will be open for your questions. Continue reading Internal competitions: AST/SC2, AST2, AD6, 7, 9, 12

Follow-up special DGT meeting

*Update 19.12.2022, congratulations on finishing the Permanent Delegation of Translators (DPT) elections and we note with concern the suggested plan to fit Brussels DGT staff to the available space in any new building, as opposed to finding a building to fit the number of staff.*

We look again at the situation in DG Translation (DGT), both in response to contact from colleagues and as a follow up to what was discussed in our last meeting. There are a number of important issues specifically related to DGT but which might also affect colleagues elsewhere, so this meeting is by no means restricted to just one group colleagues. If you want to discuss your concerns in-depth and share your concerns and ideas with us, join our meeting on Friday 2 December 13.15-14.15. Connection details are here. Continue reading Follow-up special DGT meeting

An update on workplace bullying and harassment

*Feedback on our event: thanks to the colleague who provided the link to the Politico article on the EESCany delays in addressing harassment complaints were only to better help staff.‘: it looks like there are toxic environments throughout the institutions. We will follow up with another event in the near future. Here is the link to the HWN presentation.* Have you ever been harassed? Or have you ever had the impression you might be harassed? Have you ever witnessed something that didn’t sit right with you and didn’t know what to do? What exactly is harassment or bullying? Note that in the Commission the terms ‘bullying’ and ‘harassment’ are used to mean the same thing: an often-present phenomenon in all personal, educational and professional contexts. Continue reading An update on workplace bullying and harassment

Follow-up survey on teleworking utility bills

*Update 09.01.2023: he original survey had >1200 participants, this follow-up is not yet half way, please help to make this comparison survey representative! We need you!* As promised in October, we ask you to participate in this, our follow-up survey on the utility costs related to working from home in order to make a comparison with the answers you provided to our original survey (January 2021 – January 2022). We want to demonstrate any further change in costs: our first survey related to an expected increase in the consumption of energy but the issue now is related to Continue reading Follow-up survey on teleworking utility bills

Workshop-webinar: EPSO/AD/401/22 AD6 energy, climate and environment

Generation 2004 in cooperation with the company YSE will offer a  workshop-webinar on the application process for the competition: EPSO/AD/401/22 – Administrators (AD 6) in the fields of energy, climate and environment. We will focus on practical aspects of the application, how to describe work experience, answer the questions of the talent screener and discuss the most common mistakes made by the candidates.  At the end, 30 min of Q&A are for your questions. Continue reading Workshop-webinar: EPSO/AD/401/22 AD6 energy, climate and environment

Let’s talk about resilience at work

Have you experience a traumatic event and found yourself having to return to work before you were quite 100%? Have you had difficulties in completing a project and to meet the deadline? When we talk about resilience, we’re talking about the ability to cope with the ups and downs of life and bounce back from challenges. In a workplace setting, this can be about the ability to manage anything from a tough workload to frustrating colleagues, or even to changing the working environment. Continue reading Let’s talk about resilience at work

AST event: all you ever wanted to know!

*Update 11.10.2022 thanks to all of you who attended this event. Here is the updated presentation*

*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?

*The presentations from previous events can be found at the bottom of this article.*

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?