The competitions of the year 2025 will be different from those that have been coming out so far. The Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Function, Miquel Iceta, has presented this morning the general lines of the reform of the selection processes of the Administration that include innovations such as the elimination of exercises in the oppositions, the reduction of deadlines, a lower weight memory content and more to the aptitudes and a greater planning and information of the administrations to the candidates. The changes will come in little by little, but the goal is for them to be fully incorporated as of the year 2025, although the administrations themselves will debate and decide on the details of these guidelines.
«The orientations and projects of this document will be specified in an Executive Plan, which will be born from dialogue, agreement and joint work and which will be elevated to the Higher Personnel Commission before December 31, 2021, in such a way as to guarantee its full effectiveness in the execution of the Public Employment Offer of 2025 “, the document states.
Exercises on the same day
The general director of Public Function, Isabel Borrell, has announced that the call for more than 10,200 places next Friday at the AGE will include the speeding up of the oppositions: «Changes are introduced that will significantly shorten the deadlines, for example, with the realization of theoretical and practical exams on the same day ”, has abounded. Will be management, administrative and computer assistant positions.
Scholarships to opponents
These reforms will not modify any criteria of the application processes underway. But the document “Guidelines for the change in selection matters in the General State Administration”, prepared by 75 professionals of the public function, incorporates measures such as scholarship to certain opponents that demonstrate economic needs and a professional and academic trajectory in their curriculum. “The opposition processes are not only long processes, but not everyone has the same opportunity. It is not easy, but we would like to grant scholarships to those who prove a curriculum and financial needs», Has had an impact.
Instead of language tests, certificates
It will also try that the language tests that are required in certain bodies can be replaced by a European accreditation of the language certificate, if it is possessed. Of course, it has influenced that in bodies such as the diplomat where it is required to know other languages in greater depth, tests will be maintained to verify the candidate’s fluency. “It will be a flexible model to fit each body and category,” he summarized.
Not three, but two exercises
“We are going to reduce memorization and tests”, Iceta pointed out. For the most part, he has detailed, there are three selective tests and now they will try to make it two, on the same day if possible. They will also try that not all the tests should be carried out in Madrid, but in another 19 points of the Spanish geography, and simplify them.
Know the places that will be called and when
Another point will be that the candidates will have more information. Iceta wants that next January 2022 a document is published with the forecast of public employment calls for the entire year, so that interested opponents can organize. «From January 2022 and every year there will be a publication with all the planned calls, when the tests will start and how long they will last», Has highlighted.
Less time from the call to the inauguration
Along with this, it will reduce the deadlines from when a place is taken and taken over. Today it is just over a year, even two. An attempt will be made to ensure that the selection processes are not prolonged in order to make public employment more attractive to new generations, at a time when 56% of the public workforce is going to retire in the next ten years.
Improve salaries of specialized bodies
Another point that Iceta wants is to improve the remuneration of specialized public employees. «We want to fight against what many say who are not attracted to public employment because ‘a lot is demanded of us and we are going to be paid less than in the private sector’», He pointed out, although he pointed out that this is a wish and that until it is reflected in Budgets there will be no change.
Regarding the stabilization of interim, Iceta
already announced two weeks ago that he wanted that, if an Administration hires an interim and the entity has already been three years without stabilizing the position, it be abolished to encourage administrations to summon the indefinite positions that cover temporary personnel and thus avoid phenomena such as the ‘perpetual interim’. He has indicated that he will raise the replacement rates so that the administrations have room to cover their losses with fixed places and not have to pull interns.
“It is not a measure for the administrations to dismiss their interns at three years, but for them to summon the place in question and cover it. But neither will we turn interns into permanent ones by law as some want », has warned. It is estimated that 300,000 interns are pending the stabilization of their position.