The Council of Europe Staff Regulations was adopted by Resolution Res(81)20 of the Committee of Ministers on 25 September 1981 and subsequently revised on numerous occasions:

As of 1 January 2023, the current Staff Regulations will be replaced by the new Staff Regulations adopted by Resolution CM/Res(2021)6 of the Committee of Ministers on 22 September 2021.

The secondary legislation which will complete the new staff regulatory framework is under preparation.