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 Fund.