Temporary Agent posts are classified, Contract Agents posts are classified, according to the nature and importance of the duties, into four function groups:
- Function group I (grades 1 to 3) corresponds to administrative support service tasks;
- Function group II (grades 4 to 7) corresponds to secretarial and office management tasks;
- Function group III (grades 8 to 12) corresponds to executive, drafting and accountancy tasks;
- Function group IV (grades 13 to 18) corresponds to administrative, scientific, advisory, and linguistic tasks.
The initial duration of a Contract Agent contract is 3 years with the possibility of renewal for a definite period. It may be renewed not more than once for a fixed period of not more than five years. Any further renewal shall be for an indefinite period.