Judgment No. 254
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
"The Tribunal will not construe appraisal reports as if they were clauses in the Staff Rules. Indeed, the Tribunal will not normally entertain complaints about the contents of appraisal reports and will grant relief only if they show a total misconception of the situation."
competence of tribunal; interpretation; performance report; rebuttal; judicial review; application for quashing
The complainant contends that his supervisor failed to discuss his conclusions with him as required by the applicable provision. "Non-compliance with these requirements does not however ipso facto invalidate a report. In the present case it is clear from the facts in the dossier that discussion would have served no useful purpose."
lack of injury; right to reply; organisation's duties; performance report; rebuttal; flaw
"[W]hether the superior is in error or not, there is nothing in the dossier to show that the criticism does not express his honest opinion. For the Tribunal to interfere in the case of an appraisal report what must be shown is not a preconceived opinion in the mind of the maker of the report but a wrongful motivation."
injury; performance report; unsatisfactory service; bias; condition; consequence