Judgment No. 2051
1.THE SELECTION MADE FOR POST 5.2534 IS SET ASIDE.
2. THE ORGANIZATION SHOULD PROCEED WITH A NEW SELECTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCEDURE CURRENTLY APPLICABLE.
3. THE COMPLAINANT IS ENTITLED TO 500 UNITED STATES DOLLARS IN COSTS.
4. ALL OTHER CLAIMS ARE DISMISSED.
The complainant had applied for another post within the organization. While he was on leave in order to prepare his daughter's wedding, he was invited by telephone to attend an interview within two days. The complainant having stated he would not be able to attend the interview in that timeframe, his name was deleted from the list of candidates taken into consideration by the Selection Committee. "The failure to give reasonable notice to the complainant to attend an interview by refusing to take into account the family circumstances of the complainant at the time, followed by the elimination of the complainant from consideration when he could not attend, constitutes [a] flaw in the procedure adopted by the administration in respect of the selection for this post."
complaint allowed; complaint allowed in part; due process; competition; candidate; selection board; post; notice; flaw; refusal