Ministers' Deputies
Notes on the Agenda

CM/Notes/925/11.1 revised 2 (English only) 3 May 20051
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925 Meeting, 4 May. 2005
11 Administration and Logistics


11.1 Co-ordinating Committee on Remuneration (CCR)

Annual adjustment of remuneration of the staff of the co-ordinated organisations at 1 January 2005

159th Report

Item prepared by the GR-AB

Reference documents
CM(2004)207 and Addendum
GR-AB(2005)CB3

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Action

To approve the 2005 annual adjustment of remuneration with effect from 1 January 2005.

1. In accordance with the salary adjustment method provided for in the Annex to the 139th Report of the CCR (CM(2002)138)2, the CCR has submitted its recommendations on the salary adjustment for 2005 in its 159th report (CM(2005)207).

2. The salary scales resulting from the application of the CCR's recommendation are reproduced in Annex 5 (tables by country) of the 159th report, with the exception of salary scales for B and C grade staff members for Belgium, France and Germany3 , which are set out in document CM(2004)207 Addendum.

3. It is recalled that the adjustment of the remuneration of permanent staff automatically entails, at the same time and in the same conditions, an adjustment to the remuneration of:

- the (three) specially appointed officials under the terms of Article 2 of Resolution (71) 8 on the remuneration of specially appointed officials;
- the judges of the Court in accordance with Article 1, paragraph 3 of the Appendix to Resolution(2004)50 on the status and conditions of service of judges of the European Court of Human Rights.

4. It is recalled that the provision for salary adjustment in the 2005 budgets was set at 2%. For staff based in France, the adjustment recommended by the CCR amounts to 2.2%, leading to a shortfall in the provision of 0.2% (€ 209 500 in respect of the Ordinary Budget). Given the small amounts involved, the Secretary General proposes to cover the shortfall of 0.2% in his management of appropriations for staff related expenditure already approved in the Ordinary Budget and the budgets of the Partial agreements, without a negative impact on programmes. He therefore proposes that the 2005 salary adjustment be implemented with effect from 1 January 2005.

5. The GR-AB examined the Secretary General's proposal at its meeting of 31 March 2005. Summing-up at this meeting the Chair proposed to submit the draft decisions to the Deputies for approval and invited delegations to seek formal instructions on them if not already received and to submit possible amendments in writing. Any amendments could either be discussed in the Committee of Ministers or if necessary referred back to the GR-AB. One delegation (Italy) has since submitted proposals for amendment which have been circulated in document GR-AB(2005)14 and are reproduced below. The Chair of the GR-AB proposes to examine these proposals at the next meeting of the GR-AB on 3 May 2005; he will report orally at this meeting on the outcome of those discussions.

Financing assured: YES – from within existing appropriations already approved for staff related expenditure.

DRAFT DECISION

925th meeting – 4 May 2005

Item 11.1

Co-ordinating Committee on Remuneration (CCR) –
Annual adjustment of remuneration of the Staff of the Co-ordinated Organisations at 1st January 2005
159th Report

(CM(2004)207 and Addendum)

A. The Deputies

      1.4 having regard to approved the recommendations set out in paragraph 4 of the 159th Report of the Co-ordinating Committee on Remuneration (CCR) (document CM(2004)207), concerning the adjustment of remuneration of the staff of the Co-ordinated Organisations, in so far as they concern the Council of Europe; and accordingly,

    2.4 agreed to adopt approved, with effect from 1 January 2005, the salary scales resulting from the application of the adjustment indices indicated set out in Annex 2 of the 159th Report, as shown in the tables for each state by country attached to that report, with the exception of the salary scales for B and C grade staff members for Belgium, France and Germany, which are replaced by the salary scales set out in document CM(2004)207 Addendum;

    3. agreed to suspend the negative effect of the adjustment of the scales and allowances expressed in fixed amounts for Hungary, in order to maintain them at their current level until a later adjustment allows a scale increase superior to the current frozen level;

    4. agreed that noted that, in pursuance of Article 36 of the 132nd Report (CM(2001)170 revised5), pensions payable under Appendix V of the Staff Regulations will be adjusted in the same proportions and at the same date as the salary of staff in relation to which they are calculated;

    5. agreed that noted that in pursuance of Article 33 of the New Pension Scheme, pensions payable over the year in accordance with Appendix V bis of the Staff Regulations will be paid on the basis of the salary scales approved in decision 2 above;

    6. agreed that noted that, in accordance with the interpretation given to paragraph 3 of the 34th Report by the CCG [CCG(65)5] dated 25 October 1965, at its 77th Session on 29 June 1966 [cf. CCG/M(66)6], the salary of auxiliary staff serving in the Council of Europe will be adjusted in the same proportions as that of permanent staff;

    76. agreed that under the terms of Article 1, paragraph 3 of the Appendix to Resolution(2004)50 on the status and conditions of service of judges of the European Court of Human Rights, the annual remuneration of judges will be adjusted in the same proportion and at the same date as the salaries of Council of Europe staff of grade A7 based in France;

    8. approved, with effect at 1 January 2005, the amounts of allowances and indemnities fixed in absolute value, adjusted in accordance with the procedure, set out in Annex 6 to the 159th Report of the CCR;

    9. adopted Resolution Res(2005)… on revision of the Regulations governing staff salaries and allowances, as it appears at Appendix … to the present volume of Decisions; [see Appendix 1 to these Notes]

    10. adopted Resolution Res(2005)… on the remuneration of specially appointed officials, as it appears at Appendix … to the present volume of Decisions; [see Appendix 2 to these Notes]

    11. unblocked the relevant parts of the provisions entered under Head 0701, sub-head VIII and sub-head VII of the 2005 Ordinary Budget, that is to say € 2 095 000 and € 168 500 respectively;

    12. unblocked the relevant part of the provision entered under sub-head 0000012 of the 2005 Service Budget “translation”, that is to say € 107 300;

    13. unblocked the relevant part of the provision entered under sub-head 0000012 of the 2005 Service Budget “interpretation”, that is to say € 152 000;

    14. unblocked the relevant part of the provision entered under Head 2002, sub-head 0000012 of the 2005 Service Budget “documents”, that is to say € 13 700; 

    15. unblocked the relevant part of the provision entered under sub-head 0000012 of the 2005 Subsidiary Budget for publications, that is to say € 300;

    16. unblocked the relevant part of the provision entered under Head 2163, sub-head 0000027 of the 2005 Pensions Budget, that is to say € 498 400.

B. The Deputies, in their composition restricted to the Representatives of the States members of the Partial Agreement in the Social and Public Health Field7, unblocked the relevant part of the provision entered under sub-head VI of the budget of the Partial Agreement for 2005, that is to say € 18 000.

C. The Deputies, in their composition restricted to the Representatives of the States Parties to
the Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia
8, unblocked the relevant part of
the provisions for 2005 entered under sub-head VI of the budget of the Partial Agreement, of the Subsidiary budget of the Biological Standardisation Programme and of the Subsidiary Budget “Publications, Development, Certification and Conferences”, that is to say respectively € 128 600, € 12 900, € 42 100.

D. The Deputies, in their composition restricted to the Representatives of the States members of
the Council of Europe Development Bank
9, unblocked the relevant part of the provision entered under sub-head VI of the budget of the Partial Agreement for 2005, that is to say € 14 200.

E. The Deputies, in their composition restricted to the Representatives of the States members of
the Partial Agreement on the Co-operation Group to combat drug abuse and illicit trafficking in drugs (Pompidou Group)
10, unblocked the relevant part of the provision entered under sub-head VI of the budget of the Partial Agreement for 2005, that is to say € 20 700.

F. The Deputies, in their composition restricted to the Representatives of the States members of
the Partial Agreement on the Co-operation Group for the prevention of, protection against, and organisation of relief in major natural and technological disasters
11, unblocked the relevant part of the provision entered under sub-head VI of the budget of the Partial Agreement for 2005, that is to say € 8 900.

G. The Deputies, in their composition restricted to the Representatives of the States members of
the Partial Agreement on the European Support Fund for the co-production and distribution of creative cinematographic and audio-visual works “Eurimages”
12, unblocked the relevant part of the provision entered under sub-head VI of the budget of the Partial Agreement for 2005, that is to say € 19 700.

H. The Deputies unblocked the relevant part of the provision entered under sub-head VI of the budget of the Enlarged Agreement on the European Commission for Democracy through Law for 2005, that is to say € 29 600.

I. The Deputies, in their composition restricted to the Representatives of the States members of
the Partial Agreement on the Youth Card
13, unblocked the relevant part of the provision entered under sub-head VI of the budget of the Partial Agreement for 2005, that is to say € 900.

J. The Deputies, in their composition restricted to the Representatives of the States members of
the Enlarged Partial Agreement establishing the European Centre for Modern Languages (Graz)
14, unblocked the relevant part of the provision entered under sub-head VI of the budget of the Partial Agreement for 2005, that is to say € 11 400.

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Appendix 1

Resolution Res(2005)…
on revision of the
tables appended to the Regulations governing staff salaries and allowances

(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on … 2005
at the … meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)

The Committee of Ministers, under the terms of Article 16 of the Statute of the Council of Europe,

Having regard to Resolution (81) 18 on the Regulations governing staff salaries and allowances, and to Resolution (81) 20 on the Council of Europe's Staff Regulations incorporating the Regulations governing salaries and allowances as Appendix IV to the said Regulations;

Having regard to the 159th Report of the Co-ordinating Committee on Remuneration (CM(2004)207 and Addendum) and the recommendations contained therein, approved by the Committee of Ministers at the … meeting of the Ministers' Deputies;

Whereas, as a result of that approval, the Regulations governing salaries and allowances of Council of Europe staff need to be revised;

Having regard to the decisions taken at the … meeting of the Ministers' Deputies,

On the proposal of the Secretary General,

Resolves as follows:

1. The relevant tables appended to the Regulations governing staff salaries and allowances, setting out the basic salary scales and other elements of remuneration, are replaced, with effect from 1 January 2005, by the tables applicable to Council of Europe Secretariat staff which are appended to the 159th Report of the Co-ordinating Committee on Remuneration (CM(2004)207), with the exception of the salary scales for B and C grade staff members for Belgium, France and Germany which are replaced by the salary scales set out in document CM(2004)207 Addendum.

2. The negative effect of the adjustment of scales for Hungary shall be suspended in order to maintain the salary scales at their current level for 2005.

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Appendix 2

Resolution Res(2005)…
on the remuneration of specially appointed officials

(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on … 2005
at the … meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)

The Committee of Ministers, under the terms of Article 16 of the Statute of the Council of Europe,

Having regard to Resolution (71) 8 on the remuneration of specially appointed officials of the Council of Europe, as last amended by Resolution Res(2004)2;

Having regard to the decisions taken at the … meeting of the Ministers' Deputies approving the 159th Report of the Co-ordinating Committee on Remuneration on the new salary scales for members of the permanent staff as at 1 January 2005 (CM(2004)207 and Addendum);

Whereas, as a result of that decision, and in accordance with Article 2 of Resolution (71) 8 referred to above, new basic salary scales for the specially appointed officials of the Council of Europe need to be established,

Resolves as follows:

Single article:

The basic annual salaries laid down in Article 1, paragraph (a), of Resolution (71) 8, as last amended by Resolution Res(2004)2, shall be adjusted as follows with effect from 1 January 2005:

- Secretary General: € 168 474.29;
- Deputy Secretary General and Secretary General of the Assembly having the rank of Deputy Secretary General: € 159 448.88

Note 1 This document has been classified restricted at the date of issue. Unless the Committee of Ministers decides otherwise, it will be declassified according to the rules set up in Resolution Res(2001)6 on access to Council of Europe documents.
Note 2 Adopted by the Deputies at their 818th meeting (CM/Del/Dec(2002)818/11.2.).
Note 3 Following the decision of the Appeals Board on appeals nos. 163/1990 - JEANNIN and 164/1990 - BIGAIGNON, and in accordance with the decision taken at the 480th meeting of the Deputies (September 1992, item 52), the Inter-Organisations Study Section on Salaries and Prices has calculated the salary scales applicable in Belgium, France and Germany for B and C grade staff of the Council of Europe, without taking into account the deduction effected in respect of unemployment insurance contributions.
Note 4 Drafting aligned with the Italian proposals in GR-AB(2005)14 (correction only required to English version of Notes).
Note 5 Approved by the Deputies at their 778th meeting (19 December 2001, item 11.7).
Note 6 This draft decision had been omitted in the original version of the Notes.
Note 7 States concerned: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
Note 8 States concerned: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", Turkey and United Kingdom.
Note 9 States concerned: Albania, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" and Turkey.
Note 10 States concerned: Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.
Note 11 States concerned: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Georgia, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Spain, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", Turkey and Ukraine.
Note 12 States concerned: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" and Turkey.
Note 13 States concerned: Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Spain and Switzerland.
Note 14 States concerned: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" and United Kingdom.


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