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  • Judgment 2833


    107th Session, 2009
    International Labour Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 7

    Extract:

    In March 2006 the complainant, who had been assigned to Zimbabwe since 1996, applied for a transfer, in the same grade, to ILO headquarters in Geneva to occupy the advertised post of Senior Procurement Officer. His candidature was rejected because he failed to meet three of the core requirements listed in the vacancy notice. Circular No. 658, series 6, states that the Office should ensure, in particular, that 'priority for mobility is given to staff members who have completed their tours of duty', i.e. their assignment in a particular duty station.
    "It is not disputed that the complainant can avail himself of the mobility rules to return, as and when appropriate, to the Organization's headquarters. But that does not, of course, mean that he has a right to return to headquarters to take up a particular post without it being determined beforehand that the post to which he aspires corresponds to his skills."

    Reference(s)

    Organization rules reference: Circular No. 658, series 6

    Keywords:

    administrative instruction; competition; condition; criteria; duty station; field; grade; grounds; headquarters; organisation's duties; period; post; priority; qualifications; reassignment; refusal; request for transfer; right; same; vacancy notice; written rule;



  • Judgment 2450


    99th Session, 2005
    International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 13

    Extract:

    "[T]here is no rule or general principle that obliges an international organisation to reimburse its staff for taxes payable outside the host country pursuant to legislation which is not that of the host country."

    Keywords:

    applicable law; domestic law; general principle; headquarters; organisation; organisation's duties; refund; staff regulations and rules; tax;



  • Judgment 2025


    90th Session, 2001
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 10

    Extract:

    The complaint was transferred to the field against his liking. At the end of the internal procedure, the organisation decided to reassign him to Headquarters. "It thereby admitted [...] that it had failed to assess the complainant's circumstances with the care required by administrative decisions that affect its staff. That in itself warrants the conclusion that, even though his assignment [to Headquarters] met the complainant's wishes in part, it did not fully make up for the injury caused by his transfer [to the field]. Consequently [...] the Director-General was wrong not to award him the compensation he had claimed."

    Keywords:

    compensation; complaint allowed in part; executive head; field; headquarters; injury; internal appeal; organisation's duties; reassignment; refusal; request by a party; transfer;



  • Judgment 1726


    84th Session, 1998
    International Labour Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 28

    Extract:

    Although the Organisation's policy gave the complainant sound reasons to expect that he would be transferred to its Headquarters, "he did not have a legal right to demand such transfer and cannot recover any compensation for the failure to transfer him."

    Keywords:

    compensation; complaint allowed; complaint allowed in part; headquarters; practice; refusal; request by a party; transfer;



  • Judgment 1501


    81st Session, 1996
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 7

    Extract:

    "The proper performance of his mission by an international civil servant requires him to avoid such infringement of the ethical rules of the host country as may hamper or prevent the discharge of duty." The complainant's breach of those rules warranted transfer to Headquarters.

    Keywords:

    conduct; duty station; field; fitness for international civil service; headquarters; international civil servant; outside activity; staff member's duties; transfer;



  • Judgment 1460


    79th Session, 1995
    World Intellectual Property Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 10

    Extract:

    "The system of post adjustment is of no relevance to differences in working hours [between the headquarter cities of the common system], being concerned solely with parity of purchasing power, and is not an appropriate means of securing compensation for differences in working hours between duty stations. The system makes no provision for such equalisation of working hours."

    Keywords:

    coordinated organisations; duty station; headquarters; post adjustment; professional category; salary; working hours;



  • Judgment 1250


    74th Session, 1993
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 14

    Extract:

    The complainant was dismissed for misconduct after refusing a transfer outside headquarters. He pleads that the FAO overlooked an essential fact by deciding to transfer him without taking account of his family situation. But he was allowed twelve months "to sort out the matter of his wife's career or obtain a suitable post at headquarters. He argues that he had more than 'ordinary family needs'. But there is nothing out of the ordinary about a situation where spouses each have a job at one and the same duty station, and neither wishes to give it up. [...] Such circumstances do not confer immunity against transfer on an international official. [...] The postponement of transfer by fourteen months is evidence of adequate consideration of his 'family situation and intersts'."

    Keywords:

    decision; disregard of essential fact; duty station; headquarters; international civil servant; judicial review; refusal; serious misconduct; staff member's interest; termination; transfer;

    Consideration 20

    Extract:

    The complainant's refusal of assignment to a post outside headquarters "was in breach of his obligation to the organization to comply with a transfer under Regulation 301.012. In view of the responsibilities of the post [to which he was assigned], that refusal impeded the effective operation of the organization [...] and amounted to misconduct."

    Reference(s)

    Organization rules reference: STAFF REGULATION 301.012

    Keywords:

    breach; complainant; definition; duty station; headquarters; organisation's interest; post; post description; refusal; serious misconduct; staff member's duties; staff regulations and rules; transfer;

    Considerations 22 and 23

    Extract:

    The complainant was dismissed for misconduct after refusing transfer to a post outside headquarters. He alleges that summary dismissal was at odds with the principle of proportionality. The Tribunal holds that "dismissal was not a sudden decision. Furthermore, even after the proposal for dismissal he was given two opportunities to change his mind. [...] The decision to dismiss was a proper exercise of the discretion of the organization and did not infringe the principle of proportionality."

    Keywords:

    decision; disciplinary measure; discretion; duty station; general principle; headquarters; organisation; proportionality; refusal; serious misconduct; termination; transfer;



  • Judgment 939


    65th Session, 1988
    International Labour Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 25

    Extract:

    The complainant, who has not held a headquarters post for the past thirteen years, alleges breach of Circular 180. The Tribunal holds that "the Circular does not [...] make an unqualified promise to bring back to Headquarters an official who has spent a substantial period in the field: all it promises is intensive effort to do so".

    Reference(s)

    Organization rules reference: CIRCULAR 180 (SERIES 6) OF 22 MAY 1980

    Keywords:

    administrative instruction; assignment; field; headquarters; interpretation; request for transfer; right; transfer;



  • Judgment 488


    48th Session, 1982
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 3

    Extract:

    "on his last return to headquarters the complainant was not selected for any of the p.5 posts which were vacant at the time and in which he expressed interest. but the posts were filled in accordance with the normal selection procedure, the complainant's applications being considered together with the others, and the tribunal holds that the procedure followed by the organization was correct and that there was no breach of any of the applicable rules."

    Keywords:

    appointment; assignment; headquarters; judicial review; procedure; transfer; vacancy;



  • Judgment 267


    36th Session, 1976
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 1

    Extract:

    the complainant had reached retirement age and his employment was not extended by the director-general. "...it does not appear from the dossier that on his return to headquarters the complainant was promised any further appointment." nor did the material letter "imply any such promise, particularly since it was not addressed to the complainant."

    Keywords:

    age limit; consequence; contract; evidence; headquarters; lack of evidence; offer; promise; retirement; transfer;


 
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