MC Decision on the establishment of a Contractual Agent Post in Budget and Finance
The BEREC Office is an Agency of the EU, established with the objective of providing administrative and professional support to the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC).
After the first years of its operation BEREC has increased its demands for support from the BEREC Office. The amended Roaming Regulation (in 2012) and the recently adopted Telecoms Single Market Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2015/2120 ) also assigned further tasks to the BEREC. The regulatory framework for electronic communications is subject to a review within the Digital Single Market Initiative , which generates additional requests for contributions from BEREC.
These developments lead to an increase in the workload for the BEREC Office, even without amending the BEREC Regulation, especially for the Programme Management Unit, which is involved directly in provision of support to the BEREC Expert Working Groups. Currently the staff members of the Programme Management Unit are also involved in all the financial transactions necessary to support the activities of BEREC Expert Working Groups. It has been proved that the staff members of Programme Management Unit are neither able to take over additional workload nor to perform their tasks as financial actors within the deadlines envisaged in the EU Financial Regulation.
Therefore, with the objective to limit as far as possible the work of the Programme Management Unit staff to core activities directly related to supporting the BEREC Expert Working Groups, the current Decision proposes the establishment of a new Contract Agent post with budget and financial responsibilities.