The working and contractual conditions of FRA staff are based on the Staff Regulations (SR) and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Communities (CEOS).
The Agency has no permanent officials, but is staffed mainly by Temporary Agents and Contract Agents recruited through open selection procedures.
FRA contracts for Temporary Agents have an indefinite duration, following a probationary period of nine months.
Temporary Agent posts are classified according to the nature and importance of the duties required in:
The duration of contracts for Contract Agents varies according to the needs of the Agency. At the FRA, most Contract Agents have a contract’s duration of 2 years. The contract can be renewed for a second fixed-term period of 3 years, and upon its second renewal converted into a contract of indefinite duration.
Contract Agent posts are classified in four function groups corresponding to the duties and responsibilities involved:
Contract Agents whose contract is concluded for a duration of at least one year are required to serve the following probationary periods:
If the duration of the contract is less than twelve months, Contract Agents may be exempted from the requirement to serve a probationary period.