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Promising and selling unicorns

On allowances to cover the additional costs of teleworking and other promises

It is election time for many sites of the Commission and there are two unmistakable signs for this:

  • Your inbox is filling with largely indistinguishable e-mails asking to vote for union X or union Y, because they have done SO MUCH for you in the last year (although for some of them, you cannot remember ever having seen any action or results).
  • The e-mails contain a hodgepodge of measures that they are demanding, often defying any sense of reality: unicorns, rainbows, a guaranteed lottery win, … 

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Promotion/reclassification exercises 2021

As you probably know, this year’s promotion (officials) and reclassification (contract agents) exercises will end with the publication of the final lists this week here (according to our information it will be on Wednesday, 10 November 2021) [1].

If your name is on the list you will be promoted/reclassified (changes will be visible in your December 2021 payslip) and Generation 2004 would like to warmly congratulate you. Continue reading Promotion/reclassification exercises 2021

The 2021 reclassification appeals season opens Tuesday 22 June, Generation 2004 is here to help

*Please see the frequently asked questions (FAQs) from our promotion appeals conference on how to draft your appeal.*

Every year, the promotion and reclassification procedures, for officials and contract agents (CAs) respectively, go 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 reclassification lists according to the DG quota distribution, and discussed those lists with the staff representation (trade unions and staff associations (OSPs)). This first stage is now over and the DG reclassification lists will be published in Sysper on Tuesday 22 June! Please consult Sysper and check whether you are proposed for reclassification. Continue reading The 2021 reclassification appeals season opens Tuesday 22 June, Generation 2004 is here to help

How to draft an appeal: conference Thursday 17 June 12.00-14.00

*Please see the frequently asked questions (FAQs) from this conference.*

For those of you not proposed for promotion or reclassification and who feel the reason is not related to your performance but to other reasons: change of unit/department, parental/maternity leave, change of line manager, personal conflicts etc., you may file an appeal in Sysper.

Generation 2004 will discuss how to draft such an appeal and answer your questions. The conference will take place on Thursday 17 June 12.00-14.00 via Webex. Continue reading How to draft an appeal: conference Thursday 17 June 12.00-14.00

The 2021 promotion appeals season opens Thursday 17 June, Generation 2004 is here to help

*Please see the frequently asked questions (FAQs) from our conference on how to draft your appeal.*

Every year, the promotion and reclassification procedures, for officials and contract agents (CAs) respectively, go 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 (trade unions and staff associations (OSPs). This first stage is now over and the DG promotion lists will be published in Sysper on Thursday, 17 June! Please consult Sysper and check whether you are proposed for promotion [My file>Promotion>List of proposals for promotion]. Continue reading The 2021 promotion appeals season opens Thursday 17 June, Generation 2004 is here to help

2021 appraisal and promotion/reclassification exercises conference

Recording of the conference.

2021 is fast approaching and with it are the appraisal and promotion/reclassification[1] exercises (Indicative timetable: 7-9 January 2021 ​Launch of self-assessments). 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 2021 appraisal and promotion/reclassification exercises conference

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!

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!

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