There are two categories of Contract Agent. The first category is referred to as contract staff (ex-type 3a) and covers those staff members who are recruited to work:
A contract staff member is typically engaged for an initial period of two years and for an initial period of three years in a delegation or Commission representation. If the contract is renewed, the duration of the contract shall not be less than one year. Any subsequent renewal shall be for an indefinite period.
The second category is referred to as auxiliary contract staff (ex-type 3b) and covers those staff members who are recruited to work in the Commission. Members of the auxiliary contract staff are typically engaged for an initial period of one year. If the contract is renewed, the duration of the contract shall as a general rule be two years.
At the JRC, Auxiliary Contract Staff are recruited in function groups II, III and IV whereas Contract Staff are recruited in function group I.Keywords: jobs
Mobility of contract staff members within Commission services is already taking place, subject to the agreement of the services and the person concerned, and the condition that the Contract Staff member maintains her/his status as either a contract staff (FGI) or auxiliary contract staff (FG II, III, IV) member.Keywords: jobs
Contract staff and auxiliary contract staff are covered by the Community social security system. Nevertheless, Article 112 of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants provides for the possibility, under certain conditions and for a limited time-period, for contract staff and auxiliary contract staff to be covered by a national social security system.Keywords: jobs
The provisions contained in the CEOS provide for a Community unemployment allowance to be paid for a period equal to 1/3 of the period worked, up to a maximum limit of 3 years.
The Community unemployment allowance is paid in addition to any national unemployment benefits. However, the rules which apply in the different national systems vary according to national legislation, which is not harmonised across the European Union.Keywords: jobs