As last year, in 2010 thousands of appeals have been filed by colleagues who are unhappy with their CDR, reports, performance levels and/or points. We are proud that the R&D HelpDesk was once again able to help many of them formulate their appeals.

Within the next few days, the R&D teams will start their work to defend your appeals in the new framework:

Joint Working Groups, horizontally organised by ‘families’ of DGs, and by categories AD and AST, will be treating appeals against the reports and/or performance level.

Later in the year, the Central Working Group will take over from the Joint Working Groups the other cases, in order to also treat the appeals against reports and/or performance level for points.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the R&D colleagues in charge of your appeal at the relevant level and DG, and to draw their particular attention to your appeal and case. This is very useful, and actually will help us better defend your case.