Judgment No. 1594
The complaint is dismissed.
The description and grading of the complainant's post dragged on for three-and-a-half years, and that was too long. As the Appeal Board held, "the administration has a duty to process promptly any claim to upgrading or to payment of special post allowance so that the official will not be left to suffer or to wonder what is going on.
administrative delay; good faith; organisation's duties; staff member's interest; post classification; post description; special post allowance; request by a party; duty of care