EEAS Special Edition Newsletter June 2024

Newsletter editorial – 13-06-2024 EEAS

 

Welcome to this EEAS Special Edition of Generation 2004 Newsletter 2024! In this Newsletter, you’ll find  an article on the standby duty and the use of private phones for work. You will read useful information on the intermediate salary update in June and on the Local Agents salary method.  Last but not least, you will find a state of play of the travel allowance/place of origin judgement by the Court of Justice.  Enjoy reading and reach out if we can assist you!

The practices must change – Standby duty & use of private phones for business purposes in Delegations

After we exposed that the European Commission was infringing data protection law, many colleagues, particularly in Delegations, contacted us to share their experiences. They were not only ‘encouraged’ to use their private mobile phones for work purposes, also their standby duty tasks were going too far.  Continue reading The practices must change – Standby duty & use of private phones for business purposes in Delegations

Intermediate salary update in June +3%

A welcome news given the very high inflation last year: our salary adaption method has finally picked up the high prices and the salary increases in the member states from last year. As a result, as of 1 July, we will profit from a general intermediate salary update of 3%, backdated to 1 January 2024. As this is a general update, it also triggers a recalculation of all correction coefficients. Details can be found in the recently published Eurostat report.   Continue reading Intermediate salary update in June +3%

Online Conference – Local Agents Salary method – Time to adapt to the reality on the ground

The current salary-revision method for Local Agents, and the idea of “One system fits all”, is not working in many of the EU 140 Delegations all over the world.  The idea behind any salary update in the world is to make sure that the organisation’s salaries are competitive, keep employees satisfied, and do what they can to attract and retain the best people. Continue reading Online Conference – Local Agents Salary method – Time to adapt to the reality on the ground

Travel allowance – place of origin judgement by Court of Justice (COJ)

On April 18, 2024, four colleagues eventually received the mind-blowing news they had been waiting for a very long time. The European Court of Justice (ECJ), after almost a decade, published its judgment on several appeal cases: ECLI:EU:C:2024:336 (C‑567/22 P) 18 April 2024. This case has been ongoing for almost as long as Generation 2004 has been in existence.  Continue reading Travel allowance – place of origin judgement by Court of Justice (COJ)

Locals Agents Salary Method – Time to adapt to the reality on the ground!

It is clear that the current salary method, and the idea of “One system fits all” in some 140 Delegations all over the world is not working. Here are some insights and suggestions.

The idea behind any salary update in the world is to make sure that the organisation’s salaries are competitive, keep employees satisfied, and do what they can to attract and retain the best people. This is also the case for the European External Action Service (EEAS). Continue reading Locals Agents Salary Method – Time to adapt to the reality on the ground!