The 2017 promotion exercise has been started. It concerns the work you carried out in 2016.

The current system is far from perfect but we are working hard to improve it. Meetings of the social dialogue are underway to correct the shortcomings and certain injustices of the system such as, for example, the allocation of promotion quotas between DGs and the comparison between colleagues.

The comparison is made on the basis of free text without harmonized and precise terminology. On top of that, a new criterion called “level of responsibility” has been introduced. But no specific guidelines have been issued by DG HR to assess and compare the level of responsibility of the colleagues!

Union Syndicale Fédérale Luxembourg is requesting the reintroduction of objectives criteria’s which should enable comparison of merits.