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.
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/ASTsc 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!