Newsletter – 2022-01-28

Newsletter editorial – 28-01-2022

Welcome to the third Generation 2004 Newsletter of 2022. Those of you who joined us in taking action against the internal competition will have received confirmation that you are not eligible, we set out the next steps here.  Having found nothing out there already that serves the needs of AST/SCs we have decided to launch a forum: why not join? We have a look at the rules for activities outside the Commission (or after the Commission).

We again invite you to participate in our ongoing survey on your utility bills, this is your chance to provide concrete examples! Get your bills out, tell us how the additional costs of teleworking are affecting you!

To those of you still working on writing your self-assessment, we are still here to help! And to those of you preparing for the dialogue part of the process, we remind you that we have some tips.

Again, remember that you have only until Monday 31.01.2022 to request the transfer of annual leave remaining from 2021: please don’t lose days if you can avoid it!

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

Take care, stay healthy and enjoy reading!

The AST/SC Forum – please join us!

Dear colleagues, irrespective of your category, function group and grade, you are welcome to join the recently created AST/SC Forum in Teams!

What is the AST/SC Forum?

This is a truly open democratic forum where all staff members – not only secretaries and clerks (AST/SCs) – can freely and without any censorship exchange different views and ideas. Continue reading The AST/SC Forum – please join us!

Update: internal competition COM/AD/02/21 (AD5) – Art. 90(2) complaint

*update 18.07.2022: anyone who wishes to protest against any internal competition (e.g. COM/AST4/2022 (​AST4)) can follow the same process as that set out below. Apply then appeal (as below) and then get in touch with us.*

The non-eligibility decision for COM/AD/02/21 (AD5) was sent out on 25.01.2022, please check your EPSO account.

For example, this is the decision that a member of Generation 2004 has received:

Continue reading Update: internal competition COM/AD/02/21 (AD5) – Art. 90(2) complaint

Would you like to undertake other activities outside your current job in the Commission?

Do you know what steps to take? Let’s say you want to be a therapist or to do some voluntary work [1] within an NGO working with kids or teaching adults different topics or other similar activities. Well, for many types of outside activities during your active service, during your leave on personal grounds (CCP) or even after leaving the service[2], the rules (revised in 2017) state that you need to ask for prior authorisation whether you are an official, contract agent (CA) or temporary agent (TA). [3] Continue reading Would you like to undertake other activities outside your current job in the Commission?