Judgment No. 225
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
Under the material provision, a staff member may with the consent of the Director-General waive the jurisdiction of the internal body and appeal directly to the Administrative Tribunal. "[T]he Director-General's authorization of such waiver is a derogation from the normal procedure prescribed by the Staff Regulations and can properly be allowed only in exceptional cases which the Director-General himself shall determine. The Administrative Tribunal is not competent to waive the requirement that the complainant should first appeal to [the internal body]."
receivability of the complaint; direct appeal to tribunal; internal remedies exhausted; competence of tribunal; exception; discretion; executive head; acceptance