Public jobs in active and sedentary categories: what difference?
Verified 13 August 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)
Pension reform project
Published on 27 January 2020
One universal pension bill shall be examined by Parliament. The pension rules will be amended. Pending the publication of the law, the information contained in this page remains current.
One public employment in active category is a job, occupied by a public servant, that presents a particular risk or exceptional fatigue. Jobs are classified in the active category by decree or ministerial order.
Any job not classified in the active category is a sedentary employment..
The fact of occupying an active category job for a certain period of time entitles the employee to early retirement from normal age.
For some jobs, this also entitles them to pension bonuses and increases.
Bonuses are additional quarters. Increases are increases in the amount of the pension.
National police officers shall, under certain conditions, be entitled to a bonus for the liquidation of their pension equal to 1/5me time spent in active police services.
Generally, since 1to in july 2011, an active category employee may retire at the age of 57 if he has held an active category job for at least 17 years.
But for some officials, conditions are different.
Air traffic controllers may retire at age 52 if they have completed at least 17 years of service. Prison supervisors may retire at the age of 52 if they have completed at least 27 years of service.
In addition, the age limit in the bodies or job frames covered by the active category jobs is earlier than the age limit of the sedentary bodies or job frames.
Contract staff shall be covered by the general social security system and may benefit from early retirement for hardship in accordance with the rules laid down in that scheme.
- Code of Civil and Military Superannuation: Article L24
- Decree No. 54-832 on the Public Administration Regulations for the Codification of Laws and Regulations of Public Administration relating to Civil and Military SuperannuationList of active category State civil service jobs
- Order of 12 November 1969 concerning the classification of the jobs of officials of local authorities in category A and B (PDF - 0,72 Ko)List of posts in territorial civil service of active category
- Decree No. 2003-1306 on the pension scheme for civil servants affiliated to the CNRACLArticles 25 - III, 26, 27, 53, 55, 65-4