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Theme 6.02 Statistical training

Fields of activities covered by the theme

Conception and implementation of Eurostat's learning and development strategy for statistical training in the ESS (the ESS Learning and Development Framework (LDF)) aiming at:
• Improving the overall quality of European statistics;
• Raising the qualification of statisticians in the ESS in order to promote their independence in line with the European Statistics Code of Practice;
• Encouraging both theoretical and practical learning and development;
• Encouraging the exchange of best practices, know how and experience;
• Supporting the implementation of the reengineering of the statistical production processes in the ESS and the required adapted skills and competence needs;
• Providing new alternative learning and development opportunities beyond traditional training;
• Definition of appropriate set up of a European Master's in Official Statistics.

1. Work to be carried out by Eurostat in 2011

1.1 NEW WORK, INCLUDING NEW PLANNED LEGISLATION

• Review learning and development offer for ESS in view of the implementation of the Communication on the production method of EU statistics.

1.2 ONGOING WORK

• Evaluate the training provided in 2010 in the framework of the European Statistical Training Programme;
• Successfully implement the ESTP core programme 2011, including internal and external courses based on a training needs analysis by the end of the year;
• Establish core ESTP 2012 catalogue publication;
• Prepare implementation of the DM decision by end of 2010 on the appropriate strategy for the European Master's in Official Statistics;
• Successfully coordinate all ESS LDF projects by the end of the year enhancing beyond-the-classroom learning methodologies aiming to foster exchange of best practices through amongst others benchlearning methodology and knowledge-sharing approach;
• Successfully provide guidelines for the use of Competence profiles of European Statisticians;
• Prepare and initiate implementation of ESS-LDF Portal;
• Organise successfully the 2011 Eurostat study visit (European Statistical Week);
• Define E-learning application for the ESS;
• Establish guidelines on Impact on Learning for ESS learning and development actions.

Theme 7.02 Management of human resources

Fields of activities covered by the theme

• Conception and implementation of Eurostat's human resources strategy based on the Commission's administrative reform and human resources policy;
• Development and implementation of a personnel policy for permanent and external staff as regards succession planning, selection and recruitment ;
• Development and implementation of careers including staff appraisal and promotion
• Management of allocation, screening and reorganisation;
• Management of the mobility plan;
• Continued improvement of the integration of newcomers;
• Follow-up of the implementation of the equal opportunities action plan and the actions on diversity;
• Design and implementation of actions on well-being;
• Promotion and management of flexible working arrangements (part-time, flexitime, telework);
• Management of staff leave/absences;
• Conception and implementation of Eurostat's learning and development strategy based on the Commission's Learning and Development Framework and the requirements of the implementation of the Communication on the production method of EU statistics (reengineering of ESS statistical production system)
• Development and implementation of an tailored training programme for Eurostat staff covering also changing competences and skills
• Development, implementation and promotion of alternative learning and development opportunities with the aim of creating a learning organisation
• Organisation of big team/directorate away days and provision of consultancy services
• Organisation of annual management seminars (Heads of Unit Seminar and Directors Seminar)
• Establishment of synergies with the ESS Learning and Development Framework

1. Work to be carried out by Eurostat in 2011

1.1 NEW WORK, INCLUDING NEW PLANNED LEGISLATION

• Have implementation of career development project fully planned by end 2010, including work on mobility management and the job information system / e-CV.

1.2 ONGOING WORK

• Manage and develop selection and recruitment for all categories of staff (officials, Seconded National Experts, contract staff, interim staff, trainees).
• Manage and improve allocation, clearing and screening exercises for human resources.
• Plan, implement and monitor the appraisal and promotion exercise in keeping with Commission deadlines, including a help desk for all actors.
• Establish and implement the 2011 Learning and Development Framework (LDF) for Eurostat and evaluate the 2010 LDF
• Establish framework contracts according to 2010 call for tender on statistical training for Eurostat staff for the period 2011-2014
• Manage leave/absence applications on a daily basis, including a help desk for staff.
• Promote flexible working arrangements, including flexitime and telework.
• Provide consultancy and design and implement special learning and development events (away day events for bigger groups, management seminars, etc.)
• Provide in 2011 alternative learning and development opportunities for Eurostat staff aiming to build up a learning organisation.
• Identify common projects for joint learning and development of Eurostat staff and European statisticians.
• Implement forward planning actions in order to ensure the availability of staff with the right skills for recruitment in Eurostat: organise specialised temporary agent selection, contribute to the work programme of EPSO and ensure the organisation of specific open competitions.
• Monitor implementation of the Equal Opportunities action plan and the achievement of its targets, as well as the actions in the diversity domain.
• Design and implement further actions to improve the well-being of staff.