The French prefect of Wallis and Futuna has advised striking senior administrators that by mid-March tests will be held to reclassify them.
The statement by the prefect Jean-Francis Treffel comes as the strikers want to have their competencies recognised and be reclassified as French public servants.
They have been on strike since 17 September.
The statement said under the Sauvadet law, 102 local officials can be integrated into the French public service.
It said oral or written exams need to be passed depending on the job category.
It also said 20 people had passed the tests.