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Decision in case 389/2020/NH on whether a selection procedure for EU civil servants organised by the European Personnel Selection Office required knowledge that was not mentioned in the notice of competition

Tuesday | 08 September 2020

The case concerned a selection procedure organised by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) to recruit communication experts to the EU administration. The complainant, who did not pass the selection procedure, argued that one of the tests required candidates to have prior knowledge of Brussels, which gave an unfair advantage to candidates who were familiar with the city.

The Ombudsman found that neither the test assignment, nor the scoring grid used to assess the candidates’ answers, indicated that prior knowledge of Brussels was required.

The Ombudsman closed the inquiry with the finding that there had been no maladministration by EPSO in this case.

Decision in case 638/2020/VB on how the European Personnel Selection Office carried out a shooting test in a selection procedure for armed security and protection officers for the EU institutions

Friday | 17 July 2020

The complaint was that the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) had not ensured equal treatment of candidates in a shooting test in a selection procedure for recruiting armed security and protection officers for the EU institutions.

The Ombudsman found nothing to suggest that EPSO had failed to ensure equal treatment of candidates. The Ombudsman therefore closed the inquiry with a finding of no maladministration.