Question for written answer
to the European Central Bank
Alfred Sant (S&D)
In the letter from the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to MEP Alfred Sant, sent on 10 June 2015, it is stated that the ECB’s Executive Board pays particular attention to the mix of staff and external support and undertakes every effort to ensure a balanced composition, namely by avoiding relying on temporary agency staff for long-term tasks.
In this regard,
What is the temporary nature of agency staff positions within the ECB? For how many years have these positions been filled with temporary workers and how many workers have been assigned to these positions over the years?
The ECB uses temporary agency workers who are internally called “consultants” to provide IT services within the ECB. How many of the said consultants does the ECB currently rely on and what is the average length of these assignments?