It is now the turn of our European External Action Service (EEAS) local agent colleagues to have their annual evaluation. We’re here for you! See the recommendations in our presentationAs usual, we offer one-on-one sessions to help colleagues by reviewing their self-assessments. Continue reading Launch of the evaluation process for EEAS local agents
You’ve done your best and it’s been a tough year. You’ve had your appraisal dialogue and prepared as best you could. In spite of it all, the evaluation is ‘Unsatisfactory’. What happens now? Firstly, don’t panic! Read everything you can (see list below) and act quickly: the career development review (CDR) can be refused (appealed)  but the deadlines are short and if nothing is done, the CDR is by default accepted. Continue reading ‘Unsatisfactory’ in the CDR? What now?
*Check out our 20.01.2022 update on this very topic*
2022 is here and with it comes the annual appraisal exercise  (Commission staff: 5 January for the launch of appraisal self-assessments and 12 January for reclassification self-assessments). It is crucial to understand how this works because it will play a huge part in how your career will progress.
Generation 2004 organises a conference to explain and offer tips. We cover how to prepare your self-assessment and your one-on-one interview with your reporting officer . Continue reading 2022 appraisal and promotion/reclassification exercises conference
Here is the presentation from today’s meeting with assistants (ASTs) and below you’ll find an extended version of a frequently asked questions (FAQs) based on the questions asked.
If there’s something here you can add to, you’d like more information on or that you’d like to challenge (we’re open to all input!) then please get in touch: we’re here for you ! Thanks very much to all who attended! Continue reading Assistants (ASTs) FAQs
The mediation service has published its 2020 annual report showing that the number of cases reported is much lower compared to previous year(s). One cannot help but wonder: is that because harassment/bad managerial behaviour really improved, is it because colleagues are fed up with the ineffectiveness of the available harassment fighting procedures, or is it simply a partial story: it does not show how many cases never started because the other side refused to engage. (Yes, mediation is voluntary and the mediation service can do nothing when only one side is willing.) Continue reading Do you think harassment or bad managerial behaviour improved in 2020?
*update 18.02.2022: the Central Staff Committee survey on harassment/bullying preliminary results will be available in late March. The March 2021 HR Diversity and Inclusion survey should be published also in March. *
Generation 2004 has been fighting hard for the effective implementation of the right of staff to have full and timely access to their medical file.
Access to your own medical file and the right to update the information contained there are very important, particularly in circumstances where that information is used to make a decision about you e.g. whether you are fit enough to continue to work or even just to be recruited. A lack of transparency leads to questions about fairness and motives . Of course, occasionally there may be legitimate reasons for insisting that a doctor access parts of the file on your behalf. However, we all still have the right to consult (via a healthcare professional, if necessary) the information in our medical history and to correct it or add a note where necessary. Continue reading Generation 2004 member wins a case on access to their medical file!
Several of you got in touch with Generation 2004, concerned about difficulties in accessing your own medical files. You have the right to verify, modify or delete your administrative data, all you have to do is ‘apply to the Head of the Medical Service … The results of medical examinations and the diagnosis cannot be altered, but you may add your own comments.’ (Point 5, Information note on data protection, 2017). Continue reading Your medical file and your rights
2021 is fast approaching and with it are the appraisal and promotion/reclassification 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
*The Central Staff Committee survey (closed 25.10.2021) preliminary results are expected in late March 2022. Not to be confused with the March 2021 HR Diversity and Inclusion survey which contained an optional section on harassment.*
Workplace bullying/harassment/‘mobbing’ is a complex matter. What one person considers as proper behaviour, another may perceive to be harassment. In many cases, the lines are not sharply defined. Harassment can take various forms, such as: degrading comments (often in public), Continue reading Generation 2004 deals with harassment