If an applicant considers that he/she has been adversely affected by a particular decision related to the selection procedure, he/she can lodge a complaint under Article 90(2) of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union and Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union, laid down by Council Regulation (EEC, Euratom, ECSC No 259/68)4, at the following address, indicating the reference number of the selection procedure:
Human Resources Sector (reference number of the selection procedure)
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The complaint must be lodged within three months. The time limit for initiating this type of procedure starts to run from the time the applicant is notified of the act adversely affecting him/her.
Candidates also have a possibility to complain to the European Ombudsman. Please note that complaints made to the European Ombudsman have no effect on the time period laid down in Article 91 of the Staff Regulations.
Note also, that under Article 2(4) of the general conditions governing the performance of the Ombudsman's duties, any complaint lodged with the Ombudsman must be preceded by the appropriate administrative approaches to the institutions and bodies concerned.
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