a not-so-universal scheme for agents of Parliament


The idea of ​​the universal pension scheme was to deal with the subject of inequities existing between the various pension schemes. Between public officials and private sector employees, in particular. From 2025, public officials and private sector personnel will, on paper, be treated equally and all those born after 1975 affected by the reform. Except that … many penknife shots were already given in the contract.

Last week just brought a new episode to the series. This episode is about officials from the National Assembly and the Senate. These agents have a very derogatory regime with very high levels of remuneration, bonuses and pensions. Up to now, the changes to the system of officers of the Parliament have been the sole responsibility of the officers of the two assemblies.

The initial text of the government aimed to completely align the agents of the two chambers with the common of the universal regime. This was without taking into account the initiative of the majority rapporteur for the pension bill, Guillaume Gouffier-Cha, who had an amendment n ° 37726 adopted on Article 6 on February 28. Even in the context of the appeal 49.3, this amendment is well preserved in the law adopted on March 3 at the Assembly.

The reform applied to agents born after 1985 instead of 1975

The text thus provides for postponing the application of the text to the generation of agents born after 1985 instead of 1975:

“As of January 1, 2025, all civil servants of the National Assembly and the Senate who joined before December 31, 2021, as soon as they were born in 1985 or after, would also be included in the SUR. The others, born before, will remain affiliated with the current funds. Former civil servants who liquidated their rights before 2025 will remain affiliated with these funds, regardless of their year of birth. ”

We can see here the parallelism of the forms with respect to the drivers (but only the drivers) of the RATP and the SNCF who will also be affected by the reform, but only those who were born after 1985 and not after 1975. The agents of the Assemblies thus gain 10 years and only a hundred of them should undergo the reform.

It should also be noted that the “over-contribution” of agents – which will integrate the calculation of their bonus – will be borne by the National Assembly, and this for thirty years.

Entry into the new system in 2022 instead of 2021

In addition, instead of entering the new system for new hires from 2021, the agents of the assemblies will not do so until January 2022. A specific derogatory compared to the agents of special regimes, such as underlined Gilles Carrez during the debate since the new hires RATP and SNCF will enter the new pension system from January 2021… “All parliamentary officials who will enter the cadre after December 31, 2021 will be transferred to the universal pension system (SUR) from January 1, 2022: as for deputies or senators and on an identical date, the current system is therefore closed and no longer welcomes new contributors.The majority amendment was adopted at 63 for and … 0 against. 26 abstained including 10 LR, 2 PS, 2 LFI…

Obviously, the vote by public ballot was decided so that the opponents of this amendment could not vote openly against, since, when there is a public ballot, the names of the voting deputies and their votes are made public and published on the website of The national assembly. Hence the fact that no deputy voted against, in order not to be angry with the agents of the Assembly …

This modification of the text by amendment makes the pension scheme for agents of Parliament even more derogatory from ordinary law than that of railway workers. It would seem that everything is being done by the agents of Parliament so that, if ever a new government comes to question pension reform in 2022, they can go back…

That said, it could have been worse and the agents of Parliament could have remained completely outside the universal system and their pension system would have been managed in a discreet manner by the offices of the assemblies.


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