Judgment No. 399
1. IT IS ORDERED THAT THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL SHOULD PROVIDE THE COMPLAINANT WITH AN APPRAISAL REPORT AS SPECIFIED IN STAFF RULE 530 IN RESPECT OF THE YEAR DECEMBER 1976-NOVEMBER 1977.
2. THE OTHER CLAIMS ARE DISMISSED.
"The complainant requests compensation for the moral and professional prejudice caused by the lack of an appraisal for more than a year. There is no evidence of any such prejudice and this claim should be rejected."
injury; lack of injury; work appraisal; performance report; omission
"Prima facie the complainant is entitled to have [the periodical appraisal report] for what he thinks it to be worth; a doubt thrown on its value is not a ground for denying it. Furthermore, its usefulness to the complainant is not to be judged exclusively by reference to the main purpose of the report as set out in Staff Rule 530."
Organization rules reference: WHO STAFF RULE 530
complainant; performance report; right
"Appraisal reports constitute a record of service which as a general rule an official is entitled to have for his own satisfaction as well as for use if he is seeking other employment; in this latter respect he is not confined to the certificate of service" provided under another provision.
performance report; purpose; right
The complaint is allowed in part. "The dossier does not show that any legal costs were incurred, nor does it appear to the Tribunal that there would have been any need for them. [...] This is not a case for the award of costs."
complaint allowed in part; no award of costs