EU Ombudsman

18 May: Ombudsman launches broad inquiry into Commission handling of staff ‘revolving doors’ cases

(Source: European Ombudsman)

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has launched a wide-ranging inquiry into how the Commission handles so-called ‘revolving doors’ cases among its staff. The inquiry is part of a reinforced monitoring of how the EU administration implements the ethics obligations on EU staff who move to the private sector.

The Ombudsman will inspect 100 personnel files related to decisions by the Commission on requests by senior and mid-level managers for approval of either new employment or of unpaid leave in order to undertake another activity.

The files cover a total of 14 Directorate-Generals in addition to all commissioner cabinets, …

07 May: Ombudsman publishes Award for Good Administration nominees – vote for your favourite project

(Source: European Ombudsman) 

The European Ombudsman has published the list of 37 projects that have been nominated for the third edition of the Award for Good Administration.

The digital award ceremony will take place on 24 June 2021 from 10-11:30.

In addition to the overall award, there will be awards in four categories: Excellence in citizen-focused services delivery; Excellence in innovation/transformation; Excellence in communications; Excellence in crisis management.

This year, for the first time, there will also be an award based on a public vote. Members of the public can vote for their favourite of the 37 projects.

So please …