892nd meeting – 8 July 2004

    Item 11.5

    Co-ordinating Committee on Remuneration (CCR) -
    Regulations concerning the co-ordinated system
    154th Report – Report by the CCR Chairman

    (CM(2004)14, CM/Del/Dec(2004)884/1.1, 886/1.1 and 888/1.1)

    Decisions

    The Deputies

    1. took note of the 154th Report of the Co-ordinating Committee on Remuneration (CCR) – Report of the CCR Chairman on Regulations concerning the Co-ordination System, as it appears in document CM(2004)14;

    2. reaffirmed the final authority of member states of the Co-ordinating Committee on Remuneration (CCR) to issue recommendations on remuneration issues, including those on the remuneration adjustment method, and of the Committee of Ministers to decide on the application of those recommendations within the Council of Europe;

    3. noted their concern about the increasing share of remuneration costs within the budget of the Council of Europe, and the necessity to take appropriate steps to curb this tendency;

    4. requested that the CCR start to examine immediately alternatives to the current remuneration adjustment method including the possible revision of the list of reference countries, with a view to reducing automaticity, and in order to more closely reflect the real level and effective trends in salaries in the national civil services of the reference countries and introduce performance related criteria;

    5. recalled that the rotation principle must be applied, to the extent possible, to all senior posts, including the post of CCR Chair;

    6. adopted the revised Regulations concerning the co-ordination system as set out in Annex 1 of the 154th Report. These Regulations shall come into force when adopted in identical terms by the Councils of the six Co-ordinated Organisations. They should be operational for a period of three years following their entry into force. After this period they should be reviewed, bearing in mind Article 10 of these Regulations;

    7. subjected the adoption of the above-mentioned revised Regulations to the reservation that the mandate of the Concertation Group established pursuant to Article 7 (a) of these Regulations shall cease to be in effect as of 31 December 2007 unless they agree to its continuation;
     
    8. invited the Secretary General to communicate these decisions to the other Co-ordinated Organisations and to the Committees of the system of co-ordination.



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