Newsletter – 2022-01-13

Update 25.01.2022: internal competition COM/AD/02/21 (AD5) – what’s next?

*25.01.2021Rejection letters are out, please let us know whether you took action and we can coordinate on the  next steps*

Thanks to all of you who answered our December call to action in response to yet another very discriminatory internal competition (COM/AD/02/21 (AD5)) which excludes over 16 000 potentially eligible candidates. Yes, we also noticed that the ‘talent screener’ was simply a request for permission and your staff number. We have a Microsoft Teams group on this topic, come and join the discussion! Continue reading Update 25.01.2022: internal competition COM/AD/02/21 (AD5) – what’s next?

Newsletter editorial – 13-01-2022

A very happy and healthy new year to you all and welcome to the first Generation 2004 Newsletter of 2022! Thanks to all of you who took the time and the energy to participate in our December call to action on the internal competition: we have an update for you on a recent amendment. We appreciate that this is a busy moment for you all at the start of another out-of-the-ordinary year. Between getting back into the swing of things, writing your self- assessment and navigating the promotion/reclassification process, sometimes there’s not much time left over to ensure that you’re not missing out on what is due to you. Nevertheless, please do take a moment to check your annual leave remaining from 2021 and the options open to you. Annual leave days are precious, please don’t lose them! We’d also like to know about any sickness/leave difficulties you’ve had (if and when you find the time, there’s no rush! For those of you who have moved up a step we have a look at how and whether this affects your take-home pay: unfortunately for many staff it doesn’t.

So, that’s it for this first edition, thanks to all of you for your support, ideas and feedback: please keep it coming!

Take care, stay healthy and enjoy reading!

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?

More than 12 days of annual leave remaining from 2021?

*You have until 31.01.2022 to request to transfer the days.*

For those of you with surplus days of annual leave: check out the viable reasons for requesting that the days (in addition to the standard 12 days) be added to your 2022 quota: either for requirements of the service or for health reasons. Even if you do not fall into one of the categories listed, please discuss with your line manager rather than just assume the days are lost. Continue reading More than 12 days of annual leave remaining from 2021?

Zero net salary increase after advance in step!

When is an upgrade not an upgrade? So, you didn’t get promoted or reclassified last year, but you’re due an upgrade in step and are looking forward to the (however small)  associated salary increase. The only circumstances where there is no increase in pay is in the last step in the grade: the salary there is always the same as step 1 of the next grade. So you reckon you’ll get something, right? Well… at the end of the day it might actually be nothing: zero. Continue reading Zero net salary increase after advance in step!