FAQ n.19260

What is a Temporary Agent?


Temporary Agent posts are classified, according to the nature and importance of the duties into two function groups: an administrators’ function group (hereinafter ‘AD’) and an assistants’ function group (hereinafter ‘AST’).

  • The Administrators’ function group (AD) comprises twelve grades from AD 5 to AD 16, corresponding to administrative, technical, advisory, linguistic and scientific duties;
  • Assistants’ function group (AST) comprises eleven grades from AST 1 to AST 11, corresponding to executive, technical and clerical duties.

The initial duration of a Temporary Agent contract is usually 5 years with the possibility of renewal for an indefinite period.

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