Promotions

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?

The promotion exercice of 2019 is on!

DG HR has just announced the start of the 2019 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.

The comparison of merits on which the promotion procedure is based takes into account:

  • the appraisal reports since the last promotion or, failing that, since recruitment
  • the use of languages in the execution of duties

the level of responsibilities exercised (to be taken into consideration on a systematic basis alongside the two other elements and not just “where applicable”, as stated in the 2004 version of Article 45)..

The promotion exercise step by step

Generation 2004 representatives will be present at dialogues with DGs before promotion proposals are published in June. Equally or maybe even more important Generation 2004 is appointing colleagues for both the AD and AST promotion committees. These colleagues will look carefully after every appeal which is submitted by staff members. Please contact us if you need help.

As usual, the Contract Agents reclassification exercise will start a few weeks later but we will also participate in it. We will let you know when it comes, stay tuned!

Self-Assessment conference in Luxembourg

Are the assessment and promotion exercises really independent from each other?

We say this is not entirely true!

Your report may indeed be only one of the elements taken into account when your DG prepares the draft promotion list… but the language of your appraisal will decide the fate of your appeal if you launch one for not being proposed.

Therefore your self-assessment and the evaluation by the reporting officer must very positively mirror your performance.

Continue reading Self-Assessment conference in Luxembourg

Self-Assessment conference in Brussels

Are the Assessment and promotion exercises really independent from each other?

We say this is not entirely true!

Your report may indeed be only one of the elements taken into account when your DG prepares the draft promotion list… but the language of your appraisal will decide the fate of your appeal if you launch one for not being proposed.

Therefore your self-assessment and the evaluation by the reporting officer must very positively mirror your performance.

Continue reading Self-Assessment conference in Brussels