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Special Report 23/2020: The European Personnel Selection Office:  Time to adapt the selection process to changing recruitment needs

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29/10/2020

Competitions organised by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) are the gateway to a career in the EU civil service. At a time of changing recruitment needs and reduced staffing levels, the EU institutions have begun to question their continued suitability for selecting new personnel. We found that the competitions run by EPSO broadly enabled the institutions to meet their needs for recruits with generalist profiles but that they proved less efficient and effective for recruiting specialists. We make a number of recommendations to strengthen the selection process, introduce a new selection framework for specialists and improve EPSO’s capacity to adapt to the current fast-changing environment.

ECA special report pursuant to Article 287(4), second subparagraph, TFEU.