The Staff Assistance Fund needs Your Help
Any one of us could
suddenly be confronted with the kind of difficulties
that have forced various staff and family members to
turn to their colleagues for help. In the words of the
song, "there but for fortune go you or I".
The Board of the Staff
Assistance Fund has evolved a set of criteria that enable
it to assess as objectively as possible the degree of
need created by the adversity that fate has chosen to
inflict on our ILO sisters and brothers. Is the case
one of genuine hardship or emergency? Is the sum requested
reasonable under the circumstances? Has the person asked
for help in the past? Is any kind of written evidence
required? Is the need for a loan or for a gift? Have
previous loans been repaid promptly?
New blood is required.
Younger, more recently recruited officials must come
into the Fund. And the chances are that this means you.
We've made it easy for
you. Just fill in the form (PDF format)
shown here, indicating how many
parts per thousand of your net monthly salary you want
deducted. As a rough guide, one part per thousand represents
about 6 Swiss francs for a G-3 at headquarters and 9
Swiss francs for a P-3.. Then send us the form. If you're
an idealist, you'll feel good knowing you've done the
right thing. If you're a materialist, you'll tell yourself
you've made an investment for the future. And if you're
lucky, you may never need the help of the Staff Assistance