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Average seniority

The average promotion speed per grade are laid down in Annex IB of the Staff Regulations, by means of ‘promotion rates’ expressed in percentage points. These are by no means individual entitlements for promotion, but counted across the entire Commission population, over a period of 5 years.

 

The so-called ‘guarantees’ emitted by Commissioner Sefcovic guarantee a minimum percentage of population in a grade to be promoted at average speed or quicker for the various types of grades (3-4-5 years).

AD grades:

Average seniority

Annex IB of Staff Regulation

% of colleagues to be promoted within the average seniority of faster

AD5

2,8 years*

85%

AD6

2,8 years*

85%

AD7

2,8 years*

85%

AD8

3 years

85%

AD9

4 years

75%

AD10

4 years

75%

AD11

4 years

75%

AD12

6,5 years (Senior expert posts)

No guarantee

AD13

6,5 years (Senior expert posts)

No guarantee

* promotion rates raised to 36% (from 33%) in the new staff regulations

 

AST and AST/D grades:

Average seniority

Annex IB of Staff Regulation

% of colleagues to be promoted within the average seniority of faster

AST1

3 years

85%

AST2

3 years

85%

AST3

3 years

85%

AST4

3 years

85%

AST5

4 years

75%

AST6

4 years

75%

AST7

4 years

75%

AST8

4 years

75%

AST9

12 years (Senior Assistant posts)

No guarantee

AST10

5 years

No guarantee

AST2D

4,5 years

No guarantee

AST3D

4,5 years

70%

AST4D

10 years

No guarantee

ex- AST/C and AST have similar promotion rates