2014 Staff Regulations reforms: cost savings overshadowed by their impact on the workforce

/2014 Staff Regulations reforms: cost savings overshadowed by their impact on the workforce

2014 Staff Regulations reforms: cost savings overshadowed by their impact on the workforce

Who still wants to work for the EU?

The European Court of Auditors’ Report No 15/2019 analyses the Commission’s implementation of the 2014 Staff Regulations reform and related measures. Verdict? Substantial savings, but not without consequences for staff. These measures resulted in a 5% reduction in posts, an increase in the retirement age from 63 to 66 and a temporary freeze on pensions and salaries. While they have led to significant savings, they have also had a negative impact on the attractiveness of the Union as an employer.