INDEX POINT INCREASE. The civil service index point is revalued in 2022 to take inflation into account. The consumer price index was close to 6% in June over one year.
[Mis à jour le 27 juillet 2022 à 08h35] The purchasing power bill having been approved last week at first reading in the National Assembly, one of its phase measures should indeed see the light of day even if it still has to be debated in the Senate, it is the increase in the index point of civil servants. It could come into force as early as this summer, in August. The salaries of civil servants would be increased by 3,5% with retroactive effect to July 1, 2022. This thaw concerns all public service agents, including contract workers, the state, territorial or hospital public service are concerned. This Monday, July 25, the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire also announced a “significant increase” in the means of hospitals from 2023. A “full compensation” for the increase in the index point of civil servants for public hospitals was also announced by the Bercy tenant. So, what will be the real effect of the unfreezing of the index point on the salaries of civil servants? What does this 3.5% increase really correspond to? Here are three concrete examples provided by the ministry, which will benefit from the thawing of the index point from 2022:
- Town Clerk with 15 years of experience: +57,30 euros per month and +687 euros per year
- Peacekeeper with 15 years of experience: +68,50 euros per month and +822 euros per year
- Nurse anesthetist with 8 years of experience: +91,10 euros per month and +1 093 euros per year
The increase in the index point for civil servants is calculated at 7.5 billion euros for the State. A great first since 2017, the date of the last thaw of the index point, +1.2%, it was under the presidency of François Hollande. It is also the largest increase in 37 years. In fact, the government has not been able to ignore the poor health of the teaching profession for several years now. The job attracts less and less, especially because of the remuneration, especially among school teachers at the start of their careers. In mathematics and German, the latest Capes eligibility results revealed significant deficiencies. These two subjects are not full, the number of vacancies remains higher than the number of eligible candidates. The revaluation of the index point of the civil service then appeared to be vital.
What is the index point in the civil service?
The amount of the civil service index point has been totally 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 euros. In other words, an annual treatment value of 5 623,23 euros. If approved by Parliament, the index point could reach 4,85 euros.
The minimum salary (increased index 352) should rise from 1,649.48 euros to 1 707,21 euros per month. In other words, 20 486,54 euros per year.
The increase in the index point for civil servants allows all civil servants in France to see their salary revalued. The increase in the index point must take into account the level of inflation (5.8% in June 2022 over one year). Frozen since 2010, the index point for civil servants experienced two slight successive increases in 2016 under the presidency of François Hollande (+0.6% and +0.6%). That is an increase of 1.2% at the start of 2017. Since that date, there has been no further movement to report concerning the index point, and therefore, on the pay slips of the vast majority of civil servants. The Head of State has practiced categorical measures, rather than a general revaluation.
The increase in the index point for civil servants by 3.5% has been in effect since Tuesday, June 28, announced by the Minister of Transformation and the Civil Service, Stanislas Guerini during a social conference. The thaw of the index point, which serves as a basis in the calculation of public officials will be part of the purchasing power bill. 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 (5.8% inflation in June 2022 on a year).
Problem, this clue point was frozen between 2010 et 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. July 2022 therefore marks the first salary increase for civil servants in five years. On the side of the unions of civil servants, the increase claimed was 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 the civil servants related to the freezing of the point in 2010. It will not have been heard.
The revaluation of the index point, and therefore the increase in the salaries of civil servants, is not the only measure recently announced concerning them. First of all, the Prime Gipa (individual purchasing power guarantee) is renewed in 2022. If the evolution of your indexed gross salary is lower, over four years, than that of the consumer price index, the Gipa bonus intervenes and is paid completely automatically with your treatment. Then the officers of category B at the start of their career should benefit from a extra help in terms of salary. Also, the eligibility conditions for sustainable mobility package will be more flexible in the public service. Finally, the State’s participation in financing the restauration collective is revised upwards! She climbs from 7% in 2022.
The value of the index point amounts to 4.68602 euros since February 1, 2017 for an annual salary value of 5 623,23 euros. It should be noted that this figure has been constantly rising since March 1, 1995 and could even rise to 4,85 euros in the event of validation of the increase by Parliament.
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. The increase in the index point is also linked to the constant rise in inflation, which has largely reduced the purchasing power of French households for several months (5.8% in June over one year). Want to save money? Here is our file dedicated to promotions and savings in these times of rising consumer prices: