Promotions

Need to design a modern HR policy? Please start with the most evident modifications!

Generation 2004 strongly believes that a professional and efficient public administration implies competent, motivated and impartial civil servants working in a system dedicated to serving the public interest. However, while it may be relatively easy to of a merit-based civil service in conceptual terms, it is much more difficult to define the ways and means of putting it in practice. If anyone has any doubts about this, then Generation 2004 suggests that any doubtful minds consults. Continue reading Need to design a modern HR policy? Please start with the most evident modifications!

On endorsing the flawed promotion system: amnesia at the staff committee

Selective amnesia is a useful thing to keep at hand, not only in politics but also in the staff representation. At the October plenary of the Central Staff Committee some of our colleagues were kind enough to remind us of this fact.

What happened? Well, a little context first: as was already done in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 etc., several members of the Joint Promotion Committee (JPC) abstained in the votes on the final outcome of this year’s promotion exercise. Continue reading On endorsing the flawed promotion system: amnesia at the staff committee

Promotion/reclassification exercises 2020

As you probably already know, this year’s  promotion (officials)/reclassification (contract agents) exercises just ended with the publication of the lists on 12 November.

If your name is on a list and you were promoted/reclassified then Generation 2004 would like to warmly congratulate you. We are sure it was well deserved!

Continue reading Promotion/reclassification exercises 2020

Indomitable spirit. Taking on the institutions and winning!

Probation reports cannot and should not be used for promotion purposes.
With impeccable timing, here we have evidence of what’s possible beyond the promotion appeals process. We encourage you to read the case (T-511/18) of a colleague’s long and arduous journey to hold the Commission to account which, on the way, clarifies the rules on what evidence cannot and should not be used in a promotion evaluation.

‘Thus, an end-of-probation report, even if it contains a certain number of observations on the official’s or other staff member’s fitness for work, cannot, in principle, be taken into account by a promotion committee.’ (137) Continue reading Indomitable spirit. Taking on the institutions and winning!

The 2020 promotion appeals season opens tomorrow, Generation 2004 is here to help

Every year, the promotion procedure for officials goes through several stages to culminate in formal recognition (or not) for the job performed during the previous years. During the first stage, your DG’s hierarchy put together draft promotion lists according to the DG quota distribution, and discussed those lists with the staff representation. This first stage is now over and the DG promotion lists will be published in Sysper tomorrow, 18 June! Please, consult Sysper and check if you are proposed for promotion. Continue reading The 2020 promotion appeals season opens tomorrow, Generation 2004 is here to help

Appraisal is almost over, Promotion season is coming

The yearly appraisal exercise is slowly nearing its end, and soon it will be promotion season. As we already had the opportunity to highlight during our high profile appraisal & promotions conference in early January (more than 800 colleagues followed or watched the recording and more than 150 asked for our help to review their self-assessments), those two “separate” HR exercises are in reality closely interlinked into a single continuous process.
Right now we are at the stage where Reporting Officers meet their staff. However DGs are also starting their preparations for the promotion process, and will compile promotion proposals lists when they get their promotion quotas from DG HR. Continue reading Appraisal is almost over, Promotion season is coming

The promotion exercice of 2020 is on!

DG HR has just announced the start of the 2020 promotions exercise.

The annual promotion decisions are taken by the Appointing Authority (AIPN), on the basis of 1) proposals by each DG; 2) recommendations by a Joint Promotion Committee (JPC).

DGs and JPCs must determine who deserves a promotion on the basis of a comparison of merits. All officials take part in the appraisal exercise. But only those who are eligible for promotion, i.e. have been in the grade for at least 2 years take part in the promotion exercise. Continue reading The promotion exercice of 2020 is on!

2020 Appraisal and Promotion exercises Conference

2020 is fast approaching and with it are the Appraisal and Promotion exercises. It is crucial to understand these important administrative processes because they dictate how your career will progress.

Generation 2004 organises a conference to explain these two processes and offer tips on how to prepare your self-assessment and your one-on-one interview with your reporting officer. Continue reading 2020 Appraisal and Promotion exercises Conference

Promotion exercise 2019 – Where are we?

As you probably already know the yearly appraisal exercise is over and now it is time to talk about promotions. Well, at the moment we are at the stage where the staff representatives are “discussing” draft promotion lists with Directors General. We put “discussion” in quotes because some discussions are in fact not a real discussions but more information sessions.  But it all depends on the individual General Directors if they are willing to discuss or not. Continue reading Promotion exercise 2019 – Where are we?