Judgment No. 606
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
Following a recommendation by the Appeals Committee, the Director-General ordered a desk audit on the qualifications for the complainant's duties. The results were submitted to the committee responsible for post classifications, which advised that the post should not be reclassified. Determining the grade of a post is a matter falling within the discretion of the administration. Its conclusions can only be set aside on certain grounds, none of which have been established by the complainant in respect of the impugned decision.
inquiry; post classification; judicial review; discretion; investigation
"There are no rigid rules for determining whether a post properly belongs to the professional or the general service categories. It depends upon the presence or absence of factors which only the expert, or at least the knowledgeable knows how to weigh. It is a question to be decided by experience rather than by rule. Those who conduct the desk audit have the necessary experience. The final decision falls within the discretion of the Director-General".
post classification; general service category; professional category; discretion; criteria