Specific indicators measure the annual evolution of remuneration for the 12 months to 1 July, for national civil servants working in the central public administration in their country, for EU Member States.
In accordance with the parallelism principle, the average movement for a defined sample of countries is used to set the annual adjustment for international officials working for the EU.
Information is compiled from the following sources :
- Country specific indicator forecast: situation as known at January, extrapolated until 1 July;
- Country specific indicator standard remuneration questionnaire: situation at 1 July (detailed staff numbers, detailed gross remuneration, detailed net remuneration, complementary explanations);
- Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices for 12 months to 1 July;
- GDP in PPS (to weight individual country indicators to produce EU average).
Control indicators are taken from the Eurostat free data tables.
A detailed methodology manual has been adopted by the Working Group on Articles 64 & 65.
Additional information is available from individual country manuals.