If ever there was a test capable of testing the moderation of a better prepared opponent, it was the dreaded oral test. The exercise of “Singing a Subject” before the Examination Board depends not only on the consistency of what has been learned, but also on the ability of a candidate for a position in public administration to control his nerves and to present a subject in public with self-confidence, against whom thousands of opponents who, even reaching those The Rubicons, watch his entry into the civil service profession soon. Fortunately for them, public servants who aspire to cover the new positions of State Administration Technicians held by the General Secretariat of Public Functions through internal promotion will not have to go through this drudgery. The civil service has decided to test with them the new promotion model that it intends to implement in the state administration – with the approval of the majority unions (CSIF, CC.OO and UGT) and the frontal opposition of the elite civil servants – to end with a succession of vacancies that are not covered due to the difficulty of examinations and the risk of running out of scale public administration in less than a decade. Facilitating Promotion The first pilot test of the new internal promotion system that the government intends to establish illustrates the intent of the reform. The Association of Government Management Technicians issued a statement a few days ago comparing the tests required in this test call to the latest internal upgrade of this disbanded body so far. The attached documents indicate that while candidates were required to prepare a broad syllabus of 83 subjects, which included knowledge of constitutional and administrative law, economics, financial management and human resources, the syllabus that candidates would have to prepare for the new places would be reduced to 16 subjects. In fact, the lightening of the curriculum is one of the stated aims of the internal promotion reform that the civil service has agreed with the unions, which recognize that the current curriculum is very demanding and requires them to demonstrate knowledge that it is already accredited upon reaching management or sufficiently proven by professional experience. Another substantial difference was that while the last competitors to reach the Government Administration Technician scale had to pass four different exams which included a knowledge certification test, a language exam (English, French or German), with writing, reading comprehension and speaking tests; the solution of a practical case, which had to be explained before the court; and the terrifying oral presentation of three program themes; Those who attend this call will have to pass an 80-question multiple-choice test, with fewer possible answers than before and in which incorrect answers will not be subtracted from the score. “This process will allow access to a higher body for people who are not sufficiently prepared and who cannot perform their job as civil servants in sub-group A1,” the Society of Government Administration Technicians denounced in its statement. “They agreed that the selection processes must adapt to the realities of the Spanish university, and this cannot mean a decrease in the level of knowledge and professionalism of the Director General,” they noted, in line with what has already become a unique story for all associations of the higher governing bodies. Senior officials warn of the consequences these internal promotion changes could have on the freelancer. State administration technicians remember that their role in the administration is to move to political positions “what work limits they have established in accordance with current legislation” and that in the event of a low level of demand in the selection processes of its members that work may not be exercised under conditions. Pulse for the government The higher bodies of administration are determined to stop reform, which they consider detrimental to public services and disturbing from the point of view of preserving their autonomy and independence, which they understand could be eroded if they open their hands with the criteria for access to higher public administration. Further information The government and the unions agreed on a landmark offer of 30,000 civil service positions, 4,000 of which are temporary, for the press to highlight its unity in rejecting public promotion reform, which they suspect is the first step in a broader reform of the opposition. They accuse the government of ignoring them in a reform that directly affects them and have made proposals on it over the years. Public function did not meet with Fedeca.