Staff Matters n°21

In this newsletter we report about a case decided by the General Court in which it annulled the decision not to promote an official. The promotion procedure was vitiated because it took into account also earlier reports relating to the probation period of the applicant, instead of being solely based on appraisal reports. “Other information” concerning the administrative and personal situation of the candidates for promotion may only be taken into account in exceptional circumstances. The Court determines these exceptional circumstances in an obiter dictum.