At all costs, we wish to avoid that through the simplification of procedures, the use of imagination and fantasy, and the dismissal of the staff representation … the scenario reported above may become a sad reality within our institution. To avoid this risk, we must [...]

Internal competitions – CoR

Letter for the attention of M. Markku Markkula President of the Committee of the Regions     Mr President, We acknowledge receipt of your letter of 3 February 2017 in reply to our open letter of 27 January about the internal competitions that you are planning to organize in the European Committee of [...]

CoR – Internal competition

  Brussels, 27 th January 2017   Open Letter for the attention of Mr Markku Markkula
President of the Committee of the Regions   Subject:  Internal competition                 “Bon appétit Messieurs” (Ruy Blas, Victor [...]

« Parachuting » of cabinet members: R&D thanks M. Selmayr and M. Italianer for ...

Brussels, 06 February  2017   Note to the attention of Mr. Selmayr,  President Juncker’s Head of Cabinet And Mr. Italianer, Secretray-General of the Commission   Subject:      « Parachuting » of cabinet members at the end of the College’s term of office Ref.:            Your declarations under item 7.12 of the minutes of the heads of Cabinets’ meeting held [...]

“Promoleaks”: R&D analysis … (episode 3)

    Administrative Notice (AN) No 2016-41 of 15.11.2016 (link), closed the 2016 promotion exercise with the publication of the list of colleagues promoted this year: R&D congratulates these 4,852 colleagues! Does however everything work well? Although the recent Staff Survey does not [...]

Representations of the Commission: Double Standards

Local Staff serving in the Representations in the European Union are employed in carrying out support tasks (secretaries, clerical officers, drivers, etc.). They run the machinery just as well as the other categories of Staff. They have all been re-cruited many years ago as the Commission no longer recruits local staff within the EU from [...]

AMC and BC : new planets !

R&D is closely monitoring the file regarding the Modernization of Human Resources and remains vigilant at every stage of its implementation. (17 May 2016 “HR Modernisation”)? In this spirit, we attended the information meeting organized on October 11th by DG HR, on [...]

Note to Mrs Veronica Gaffey, Director of PMO: “Open Space” in your ...

R&D congratulates you on your appointment as Director of the PMO. We trust that in the future we will be able to embark in constructive cooperation to ensure that quality of service to all the institution’s staff is maintained. However, given the importance of the services provided daily by your staff to more than 40,000 [...]