Judgment No. 1011
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
To take account of shifts in currency rates when reckoning the pay of officials who changed categories on promotion, the ITU began to follow United Nations practice by adopting in 1988 the so-called "anniversary calculation" system. The complainant, who was promoted in 1985 from grade G.7 to P.2, is seeking to have her pay so reviewed. On 28 January 1986 she wrote to the chief of personnel objecting to the loss of salary she suffered as a result of promotion. On 26 May 1988 she appealed to the Appeal Board. The Tribunal holds that the memorandum of 28 January 1986 cannot be construed either in form or in substance as a request for review under Rule 11.1.2 but was merely a written claim under Rule 3.17.1. Her appeal of 26 May 1988 was patently out of time and the complaint is therefore irreceivable.
Organization rules reference: RULES 3.17.1 AND 220.127.116.11 OF THE ITU STAFF REGULATIONS AND STAFF RULES
receivability of the complaint; formal requirements; internal appeal; time bar; general service category; professional category; promotion; salary; consequence; reduction of salary
"Article VII of the Tribunal's Statute says that a complaint shall not be receivable unless the decision impugned is a final one and such remedies as are available under the applicable Staff Regulations have been exhausted. To satisfy that requirement, which is mandatory, the staff member must duly lodge an internal appeal with the competent body within the time limit in the Staff Regulations."
ILOAT reference: ARTICLE VII OF THE STATUTE
receivability of the complaint; formal requirements; internal appeals body; internal appeal; internal remedies exhausted; time limit; iloat statute; staff regulations and rules; staff member's duties