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Judgment No. 1604


The complaints are dismissed.

Consideration 16


The complainants want the ICSC to correct a mistake it made in reckoning their post adjustment retroactively. The Tribunal holds that "making a decision retroactive would require the calculation of the past pay of all the staff concerned, including those who have since left. The Commission's practice is to have its decisions take effect only in a few months' time so that the Secretariat and the organisations may make the calculations. The Tribunal concludes that it is neither necessary nor even reasonable to require retroactive application of the revised method. [...] All the Commission can do is to keep [the various elements] under review and, when defects do emerge, revise the method so as to make the correction reasonably soon."


decision; icsc decision; non-retroactivity; reckoning; salary; scale; post adjustment; effect

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