Our institution as well as our working and private lives have, in the recent past, undergone substantial change. So much so that the word reorganisation stopped soliciting any surprise. We are used to it and it happens everywhere and at reasonably regular intervals, such as before the arrival of a new Commission or Cabinets: the outgoing one might look to perhaps reshuffle things in order to accommodate their loyal staff within the services of the Commission. Continue reading DG GROW: Reorganisation? Maladministration? Or how to pave the way for…what?
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
*Update 10.01.2023: There is a parallel programme in Delegations (European External Action Service (EEAS)) Junior Professionals in Delegation (JPD), now in its 7th edition. This EEAS traineeship, set up in 2012, has never been evaluated, nor is there a legal basis to do so. [*]*
*Update 02.10.2023: the deadline for applications for the 2023/2024 Certification exercise is Friday 6 October 2023 at 23:59 (Brussels time). Note that there are still 50 places on the programme this time round (as per question 23 below, this is expected to fall to 45 in the future).* Original article: Here is the presentation from the October 2022 meeting with assistants (ASTs) and below you’ll find an extended version of a frequently asked questions (FAQs) based on the questions asked.
If there’s something here you can add to, you’d like more information on or that you’d like to challenge (we’re open to all input!) then please get in touch: we’re here for you ! Thanks very much to all who attended! Continue reading Assistants (ASTs) FAQs
Article 90(2) complaint lodged against a published post for an AST/SC financial assistant. Generation 2004 is the first and only staff representation to reveal and condemn the ongoing process of replacing non-secretary assistant (AST) staff with secretaries and clerks (AST/SC) staff. Continue reading Stop having AST/SC staff do AST roles without the corresponding pay and potential!
*Update 30.06.2023, check how point 4 here should influence your decision on whether or not to transfer in.* Original article: The secretarial and clerical assistants (AST/SC) function group (FG/’GF’) was introduced by the 2013 revision of the staff regulations (SR) that entered into force 01.01.2014.
The established ‘dinosaurs’ trade unions and staff associations (OSPs) did not oppose the creation of the AST/SC category in 2013. Now they hypocritically claim that they care about the AST/SC staff and want to help them. What they really care about is getting the AST/SC votes in the forthcoming staff representation elections. Continue reading Stop the AST/SC exploitation NOW
DG Human Resources and Security (DG HR) has recently announced changes to the Junior Professionals Programme (JPP). The most important change is that now all contract agents (CAs), from function group 1 (FGI) to 3 (FGIII), can apply for the programme . Sounds too good to be true? Congratulations for recognising this, you are definitely an experienced colleague at the Commission.