The new home leave decision 2022 will provide more days of leave to official, temporary agent and contract agent colleagues who are employed 2001km or more away from their official place of origin. Generation 2004 thinks that this decision will have a far from solid impact on the general purpose of having a good work-life balance and the time to connect with friends and family, not to forget all the inevitable administrative work one needs to do when back in the home country. Continue reading Home leave Decision 2022: an improvement for some staff
Remember our petition in support of contract agents from 2020? The one that closed 27.11.2020 with 1 415 signatures? (Thanks very much for your support!) We have one more task to ask of you! The petition is with the European Parliament (EP) and needs your input to keep moving! We need you to register at the EP website and sign the petition there. Continue reading Please take action: sign (again) our petition in support of Contract Agents!
The non-eligibility decision 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:
Do you know what steps to take? Let’s say you want to be a therapist or to do some voluntary work  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, 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).  Continue reading Would you like to undertake other activities outside your current job in the Commission?
*25.01.2021Rejection letters are out, please let us know whether you took action and we can coordinate on the next steps*
Thanks to all of you who answered our December call to action in response to yet another very discriminatory internal competition (COM/AD/02/21 (AD5)) which excludes over 16 000 potentially eligible candidates. Yes, we also noticed that the ‘talent screener’ was simply a request for permission and your staff number. We have a Microsoft Teams group on this topic, come and join the discussion! Continue reading Update 25.01.2022: internal competition COM/AD/02/21 (AD5) – what’s next?
*Please see 27.01.2021 update*
In the wake of the announcement by DG HR of yet another very discriminatory internal competition (IC), Generation 2004 organised a conference to debate the matter. According to our analysis, this IC excludes over 16 000 potentially eligible candidates. Although other institutions allow anyone who meets the education and experience criteria to take part, the Commission is definitely doing it differently. Continue reading Internal competitions – Time for collective action!
Remember our petition in support of contract agents from last year? The one that closed 27 November with 1 415 signatures? (Thanks very much for your support!) It’s now with the European Parliament and still moving! Here are details on the next steps. Continue reading UPDATE: Petition in support of Contract Agents!
A quick update and reminder of the context: the assurances given to staff with UK-only nationality that they ‘will continue their career with the Commission’ post Brexit (19.1.2021) do not apply to our colleagues with time-limited contracts. Decisions on their future are being taken using these criteria on a ‘case-by-case assessment’ with results expected now, in March 2021 . Continue reading Brexit update: UK-only TA/CA staff: transparency in application of criteria please
Yes, we can! This is the bottom line of this article. Yes, we can convince the Commission to do the right thing, even if it takes a lot of pressure (and more pressure) and notes (and more notes). After many discussions and meetings, DG HR has agreed in its Coronavirus update #23 to reimburse the costs for a screen and an ergonomic chair with ceilings of €150 and €200, respectively. While the reimbursement process has only just been set out  (and for seconded national experts (SNEs) is still being worked on ), this is a huge win for our colleagues, and we take the opportunity to thank all of you who have supported us during the last 8 months while we fought this uphill battle. A special thanks goes to the colleagues who used our template to request a reimbursement. While DG HR has refused these Art. 90.1 requests, the sheer number of them proved that there is a real need. This is your victory.
If you ever wondered about the numbers of staff working for the European Commission, or if you would just like to satisfy your curiosity about how many colleagues of your nationality work in our institution, then we have the answers for you. Continue reading HR key figures 2020