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Decision in case 2037/2019/MH on the European Personnel Selection Office and how it assessed a complainant’s talent screener in a selection procedure for the recruitment of EU civil servants in scientific research

Wednesday | 12 February 2020

The case concerned the European Personnel Selection Office’s (EPSO) decision not to admit the complainant to the next stage of a selection procedure for the recruitment of EU civil servants in scientific research. It did so because the complainant had not scored sufficient points at the talent screener stage.

The Ombudsman found nothing to suggest a manifest error in how the selection board assessed the complainant’s qualifications. She confirmed that EPSO carried out a review of the complainant’s talent screener based on objective criteria, which it was entitled to keep secret. The Ombudsman therefore closed the inquiry with a finding of no maladministration.

Decision in case 2038/2019/MH on the European Personnel Selection Office and how it assessed a complainant’s talent screener in a selection procedure for the recruitment of EU civil servants in scientific research

Wednesday | 12 February 2020

The case concerned the European Personnel Selection Office’s (EPSO) decision not to admit the complainant to the next stage of a selection procedure for the recruitment of EU civil servants in scientific research. It did so because the complainant had not scored sufficient points at the talent screener stage.

The Ombudsman opened an inquiry into how EPSO assessed the complainant’s reply to a question in his talent screener about his qualifications. The Ombudsman found nothing to suggest a manifest error in how the selection board assessed the complainant’s reply to this question. The Ombudsman therefore closed the inquiry with a finding of no maladministration.

Decision in case 1801/2019/JAP on how the European Personnel Selection Office assessed the professional experience of a candidate in a procedure for recruiting EU civil servants

Friday | 17 January 2020

The case concerned how the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) assessed the complainant’s professional experience in a selection procedure for recruiting EU civil servants in the field of security operations.

The Ombudsman found nothing to suggest a manifest error in how the selection board assessed the complainant’s qualifications. The Ombudsman therefore closed the inquiry with a finding of no maladministration.

Decision in case 1870/2019/JAP on the European Personnel Selection Office’s decision not to admit a candidate to a selection procedure for EU civil servants

Monday | 13 January 2020

The case concerned the European Personnel Selection Office’s decision not to admit the complainant to a selection procedure for EU civil servants in the field of security operations due to his lack of sufficient professional experience.

The Ombudsman found that the selection board had examined the information provided in the complainant’s application and assessed it against the eligibility criteria. The Ombudsman did not identify a manifest error in how the selection board assessed the application, and closed the inquiry with a finding of no maladministration.

Decision in case 1752/2019/MDC on the European Personnel Selection Office’s decision not to admit a candidate to a selection procedure for EU civil servants due to his lack of professional experience

Friday | 10 January 2020

The case concerned the European Personnel Selection Office’s decision not to admit the complainant to a selection procedure for EU civil servants in the field of security operations due to his lack of professional experience.

The Ombudsman found that the selection board had examined the information provided in the complainant’s application and assessed it against the eligibility criteria. The Ombudsman did not identify a manifest error in how the selection board assessed the application, and closed the inquiry with a finding of no maladministration.

Decision in case 1543/2019/FP on the European Commission’s refusal to grant access to a document from its investigation into a compensation scheme for bank ‘mis-selling’ in Italy

Friday | 13 December 2019

The case concerned a refusal by the European Commission to make public a document concerning its investigation of an Italian shareholder compensation scheme linked to mis-selling by Italian banks. The Commission refused access to the document, arguing that the document was covered by a ‘general presumption’ of non-disclosure, aimed at protecting the purpose of an on-going investigation.

In the course of the inquiry, the Commission informed the Ombudsman that the investigation into the compensation scheme was no longer ongoing and that the service letter could therefore be disclosed to the complainant. The complainant made a new request for public access and the document was finally disclosed. The Ombudsman therefore found that the Commission had settled the complaint and closed the inquiry.