INDEX POINT INCREASE 2022. The government has announced a revaluation of the civil service index point next July.
[Mis à jour le 24 juin 2022 à 08h51] Emmanuel Macron is expected to increase the index point for civil servants over the summer. Frozen since 2017, the index point of the public service is used to calculate the gross salary of civil servants. To take inflation into account (5.2% in May over one year), the increase could be between 1% and 4%. As a reminder, a revaluation of 1% amounts to 2 billion euros per year for the State. This new proposal for the purchasing power should be integrated into the amending finance bill, examined in Parliament next July. A maneuver that could take a slight delay, due to the recomposition of the National Assembly since the loss of the absolute majority for the group Together!.
The various unions of civil servants have been calling for quite diverse increases in the index point for several months. The CFDT would like an increase of 3% when the CDTC calls for a more aggressive revaluation of up to 20%. Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of the Nudes and former leader BIA offer him a 10% raise. This thawing of the index point of public anointing occurs in a tense context. Indeed, the lack of candidates for the last teacher competition has highlighted the severe lack of attractiveness of the profession. The level of remuneration is particularly pointed out, not enough incentive to recruit young teachers and attract again.
The amount of the civil service index point has been completely frozen since 2017. Indeed, for more than 5 years, no general increase in the remuneration of public officials has taken place. Only a few categorical increases have been implemented by Emmanuel Macron since his election as President of the Republic in 2017. For the time being, the value of this index point is €4.68. In other words, an annual treatment value of €5,623.23.
The unfreezing of the index point, which serves as the basis for the calculation of public officials, will be part of the purchasing power bill, as announced by the Minister of Transformation and the Civil Service, Stanislas Guerini on June 6 last at the microphone of France Info. As since its introduction, the index point must take inflation into account to allow the salaries of civil servants to follow the evolution of the rise in consumer prices (5.2% inflation in May 2022 on a year). Problem, this clue point was frozen between 2010 and 2017. A thaw took place under François Hollande, the index point then increased by 0.6% on July 1, 2016 and 0.6% again on February 1, 2017. Since then, there has been no change in the index point.
On the side of the unions of civil servants, the increase claimed is of the order of 10%, in particular on the side of the CGT. On the one hand, to compensate for the harmful effects of inflation, but also to compensate for the losses of civil servants linked to the freezing of the point in 2010. As for theincrease in pensions, indexation to inflation with retroactive effect from 1 January is required. The increase which should take place on July 1, 2022 is not yet known.
The value of the index point amounts to €4.68602 since February 1, 2017 for an annual salary value of €5,623.23. Note that this figure has been rising steadily since March 1, 1995.
The thaw of the index point seems essential for a profession that is suffering from its reputation, and which is unable to recruit enough. In addition, some public officials have not benefited from the categorical measures taken by Emmanuel Macron. The Head of State preferring more general revaluation measures, before changing his mind recently on this famous index point.