Their number is around 600. They include a strong majority of officials and the best paid them more than 15,000 monthly net euros, affect premiums included. Who is it Members of departmental offices. Large heads unknown to the general public, today pressed to consider their career plan. The reason It is threefold: trigger, last summer, a plan to cut one-third of their strength, the Government reshuffle is imminent and the prospect of the presidential election.
"There is no rules but conversion strategies that differ according to whether it is official or not", says an adviser of a major Department. "Some do not have to post output, either because they are guaranteed to return to their original membership body, or because they have the help of a Minister, or even because they have managed to get a job in the private sector." On the contrary, others eagerly await a vacancy administration or, if they are contractual and not experienced, are pointing to unemployment.
Fate can indeed be cruel for these wrong employees to thank you. "Must be aware of, statements by the opposition, those of the social partners..." "I arrived in the Office about 8: 15 a.m. and departed, the good days 21 hours, but on average around 23 hours", confirms a former Deputy Chief of staff. "Hard to spend time in the career plan", said an Advisor, always. "Those who succeed however are close to the Minister, in direct contact with CEOs of the CAC 40, or even used to operate in network..."
If career propulsion is also more systematic than twenty years ago, the passage in Office continue to boost number of routes of senior officials. Like that of Ramon Fernandez, enarque, former Director of the Office of the Labour Minister Xavier Bertrand, became Director of the Treasury, "while it is not passed by the finance Inspection". FrÃ©dÃ©ric Mion, Member of the Council of State and Secretary General of Canal , this is a "passage succeeded in firm balance by a prestigious position in central administration." Indeed, FrÃ©dÃ©ric Mion, from the Office of Jack Lang, then Culture Minister, bounced as an Assistant to the Director General of administration and public service to only thirty-one years, before becoming a lawyer. "Will be detected and know politicians may be paid," insists a "dircab". This is the case for the former Deputy Director of FrÃ©dÃ©ric Mitterrand, Mathieu Gallet, thirty-three years, just to take the Presidency of the national audiovisual Institute.
And then there is the private sector, that many continental, including officials. They must, in principle, to pay a "slipper", a compensatory amount in case of interruption of their ten-year commitment with the administration. They must also undergo a commission of ethics in the event of conflict of interest.
"Problem: most of us know nothing to the private sector and we wonder how the patterns and HRD perceive us", recognizes a technical advisor. A question to which Alain Prestat, associate within the firm Progress, is used to respond. This X-ENST knows whereof he speaks, he was successively Adviser to Pierre Mauroy, Laurent Fabius and Michel Rocard, before becoming Deputy Director of the cabinet of the latter then thirty-six years, to move towards the private sector, to become CEO of Thomson multimedia. then by Thomson Consumer Electronics Inc. in the United States. "A box not recruit ever young in Office without experience, ensures." I meet more ministerial members in big brother as a headhunter. If a CEO wants them to, is going through.
The advantage of the address book
For his part, Pierre-Alain de Malleray, X - ENA of thirty-three years, just take the step. "I've changed at all for towards me the world of SMEs but I remain in the area of social protection and without conflict of interest," says one who became Director-General delegate of MutRÃ©, the reinsurance of the MutualitÃ© FranÃ§aise pole, after having recommended three Ministers of Social Affairs. The future is darker for the under graduate and those who were confined to the knowledge of a few files.
For a StÃ©phanie Prunier, the ex-conseillÃ¨re in communication from the Minister of defence, HervÃ© Morin, who became associated with Euro RSCG C & C, how many are found on the tile A decree of 1986 provides a "termination pay equal to half of the net monthly remuneration per year of service", but nothing if members of the firms jump at the same time as their Minister.
Times are changing. Except, it propels more systematically Alumni Office to branch of a Bank, the Caisse des DÃ©pÃ´ts or even a large public group. As business unfamiliar with these high potentials. Indeed, that know to do Dive into folders, perform quick summaries, moving with ease in complex institutional environment, make decisions in the moment, operate a thick address book... Global competition requires, they must also bear comparison with classical profiles in the business world. "Some company bosses still flatter their egos to the idea of pay Inspector of finance which will advise as he did with Premier John Doe, but they are scarce," said a former Deputy Chief of staff.
In offices, many speak of "exciting parenthesis in the heart of the device policy" about thirty to forty years. After that, it would be too late to work and may be as damaging life for life. "The rate of divorce among us is worrying," said a habituÃ© of dinners on the thumb of his Ministry.
They are Director of cabinet, Special Advisor, Deputy "dircab", Chief of staff, technical advisor or even belong to the Special Secretariat of the Minister.
(1) Senior officials
Many of them are X, enarques, Normale or engineers of the school of Mines. Many belong to the large body of the State, techniques (bridges and Mines) or well administrative (inspection of finance, Council of State, prefectural, etc).
(2) The contractual
They are graduates of Sciences-Po, history, school of communication, former journalists, lawyers, etc.