New stage in the reform of the senior civil service: the Minister of Civil Service Stanislas Guerini presents this Wednesday in the Council of Ministers a draft decree to clarify the remuneration of nearly 6,000 senior civil servants.

After having recorded the gradual disappearance of most of the major bodies of the senior civil service, including the prefectural or diplomatic corps, the government is preparing to create a single salary scale for all the former members of these bodies, who will join a single body of "State administrators".

"Before you had 15 corps, 15 neighboring but different (pay) scales", which could reduce the salary of certain senior civil servants during a change of position, we explain to the Ministry of the Civil Service.

"From now on, there will be a single grid" common to all state administrators, to guarantee a more linear salary progression within the career, we add from the same source.

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The government also intends to simplify the current “maquis” of bonuses intended for senior civil servants, which vary greatly from one body and one profession to another.

"We are moving to a single system, a single compensation system for the thousands of (senior) civil servants who will fall under this benchmark", explains the ministry.

The bonuses will be made up of a fixed part and a variable part, the latter representing a maximum of 30% of the total bonuses allocated to the agent.

The amount of the fixed bonuses will depend on the functions occupied by the senior civil servants, while the variable part will be modeled on its “results”.

Once entered into force, these new remuneration rules will apply to “a little less than 6,000 civil servants”, explains the ministry.

The various regulatory texts will be published in the coming days or weeks in the Official Journal and should be able to be applied from 1 January 2023. Still on the subject of careers and remuneration, the government intends to open a project in early 2023 which this time will concern the all 5.7 million civil servants and not only senior civil servants.


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