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1 N.D. Bearfield European Personnel Selection Office A professional organisation – going from strength to strength

2 N.D. Bearfield EPSO -The story so far… EPSO Selection of staff for all EU institution Created in specific context of enlargement Numbers: 285 open competitions on- line applications laureates selected 7049 laureates recruited

3 N.D. Bearfield European Parliament 13% European Ombudsman 0% Council 9% European Commission 70% European Court of Justice 3% Court of Auditors 2% Economical and Social Committee 2% Committee of Regions 1% Scale of operations

4 N.D. Bearfield EU Civil Service - Minimum requirements All positions n EU citizen n Knowledge of at least 2 EU official working languages AD (graduate) category n University degree (at least 3 years) n Specific requirements for each competition AST category n Higher secondary level education n Relevant work experience

5 N.D. Bearfield Overview of Current Selection Procedure 3 Stages - Each stage eliminatory n Pre-selection (P&P)/Admission (CBT) Tests – all applicants (V &N plus EU) n Written Test(s) – fixed number ( Specialist knowledge) n Oral Test – fixed number Characteristic of current approach n Weighted in favour of Knowledge n Taken in second language

6 N.D. Bearfield n Competition finalised by establishment of the Reserve list n EPSO selects/ institutions recruit n No guaranteed recruitment n Lifespan: 1 to 3 years Reserve list List of successful candidates

7 N.D. Bearfield Bulgarian Participation in EPSO Selection

8 N.D. Bearfield Open competitions - Bulgarian successful candidates Open CompetitionsFMTotal EPSO/AD/33/05909 EPSO/AD/35/ EPSO/AD/43/06 - CJ10414 EPSO/AD/43/06-OT15217 EPSO/AD/46/ EPSO/AST/14/ Total

9 N.D. Bearfield Successful candidates - Recruited

10 N.D. Bearfield Bulgarian Laureates-Officials, Temporary & Contract agents

11 N.D. Bearfield A Rewarding Career Appraisal & Promotion: Merit and priority points; Training & Development: Commitment to lifelong learning; Attractive & flexible working conditions: work/life balance

12 N.D. Bearfield Career structure function group ADfunction group AST Director-General AD 16 Director-General/ Director AD 15 Administrator working for example as: Director / Head of unit / Adviser / linguistic expert; economic expert; legal expert; medical expert; veterinary expert; scientific expert; research expert; financial expert, audit expert AD 14 Head of Unit/Adviser/linguistic expert; economic expert; legal expert; medical expert; veterinary expert; scientific expert; research expert; financial expert, audit expert AD 13 Head of Unit/principal translator, principal interpreter, principal economist; principal lawyer; principal medical officer; principal veterinary inspector; principal scientist; principal researcher; principal financial officer, principal audit officer AD 12Assistant working for example as: AD 11AST 11 Personal assistant (p.a.); clerical officer; technical officer; IT officer Head of Unit/senior translator; senior interpreter; senior economist ; senior lawyer; senior medical officer; senior veterinary inspector; senior scientist; senior researcher; senior financial officer, senior audit officer AD 10AST 10 AD 9AST 9 Translator; interpreter; economist; lawyer; medical officer; veterinary inspector; scientist; researcher; financial officer, auditor AD 8AST 8 Senior clerk; senior documentalist; senior technician; senior IT operative AD 7AST 7 Junior translator; junior interpreter; junior economist; junior lawyer; junior medical officer; junior veterinary inspector; junior scientist; junior researcher; junior financial officer, junior auditor AD 6AST 6 Clerk; documentalist; technician; IT operative AD 5AST 5 AST 4 Junior clerk; junior documentalist; junior technician, junior IT operative AST 3 AST 2 Filing clerk; technical attendant; IT attendant, Parliamentary usher. AST 1

13 N.D. Bearfield Pay and Pension PAY n Monthly salary AD5 (step 1): 4,052 n Monthly salary AST 3 : 3,165 n Monthly salary AST 1 : 2,472 n Family allowances: Household allowance, Dependent child allowance, Education allowance n Expatriation allowance PENSION n Normal retirement age: 65; right stay until 67 n Full pension rights 70% of final basic salary n Flexible retirement provisions from 55

14 N.D. Bearfield Process for Change n Changing political context n Review of operations after 5 years n Mandate from EPSO Management Board n Defined priorities for action, inc new orientations for selection policy n Learning from best practice in Member States n New organisation chart

15 N.D. Bearfield EPSO Mission & Values Mission : To provide a professional staff selection service on behalf of the European Union Institutions. Values – Ambition; ; Integrity; Professionalism; Quality service; Respect; Diversity

16 N.D. Bearfield EPSO Development Programme n Planning n Attracting more/right candidates n Selection methods / procedures n Standardization of procedures n Integration of each part of EPSO n Organisation n Needs of the institutions

17 N.D. Bearfield Development Programme - Mandate Improve forecasting/planning (3 year rolling plan) n Shorten timescales/Streamline procedures n Introduce structured interviews n Shift from knowledge to competency based assessment n Develop Competency Frameworks n General use of Assessment Centres

18 N.D. Bearfield Looking to the future of the EU….. The journey begins with EPSO….


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