The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit on whether EPSO’s competitions and selection procedures are a cost-effective way to meet the institutions’ recruitment needs. In particular, we will examine whether:
- successful candidates in EPSO’s open competitions and selection procedures meet the EU institutions’ recruitment needs;
- the cost of EPSO competitions and selection procedures is commensurate with these needs.
Our audit will cover the overall selection process, from the planning of needs (done in cooperation between EPSO and the institutions), to the running of competitions and selection procedures (all phases of tests) and the management of reserve lists. We will examine the selection process both generally (for all competitions and selection procedures since 2012, the year in which implementation of the EPSO Development Programme was completed) and for individual competitions in more detail though a sample of procedures, representative of EPSO’s activities, covering all types of procedures.
In the course of our audit, we will analyse some of the key issues identified during the preparatory phase and summarised in this preview. Since these issues are identified before the audit work commences, they should not be regarded as audit observations, conclusions or recommendations.