Decision on the 11th item on the agenda: Reports of the Programme, Financial and Administrative Committee
The Governing Body took note of the report and of document GB.309/11(Add. & Corr.), and adopted the following decisions:
The Governing Body requested the Director-General to take into consideration the findings and recommendations set out in document GB.309/PFA/5/2, together with the deliberations of the Programme, Financial and Administrative Committee, for continuing support to the United Republic of Tanzania through the ILO’s Decent Work Country Programme.
(Document GB.309/11, paragraph 136.)
The Governing Body requested the Director-General to take into consideration the findings, recommendations and lessons learned set out in document GB.309/PFA/5/3, together with the deliberations of the Committee, for continuing support to Kyrgyzstan through the ILO’s Decent Work Country Programme.
(Document GB.309/11, paragraph 151.)
The Governing Body requested the Director-General to take into account the findings and recommendations set out in document GB.309/PFA/5/4, together with the deliberations of the Committee, to reinforce integrated approaches to extend social security.
(GB.309/11, paragraph 163.)
The Governing Body:
(a) approved the comprehensive plan for the renovation of the headquarters building as set down in document GB.309/11, subject to the financing being available;
(b) authorized the Director-General to commence the first phase of the renovation project immediately at an estimated cost of CHF89.1 million;
(c) authorized the use of the Working Capital Fund and/or a loan should this be necessary to complete the first phase of the renovation project; and
(d) noted that the decision to transfer one half of the 2008–09 net premium, amounting to CHF14,869,967, to the Building and Accommodation Fund for the headquarters renovation project is subject to development by the Office, and endorsement by the Governing Body, of a long-term strategy for the financing of future maintenance and renovation of ILO buildings.
(Document GB.309/11, paragraph 194.)
The Governing Body decided that the cost of replacing the 16 main elevators in the headquarters building, estimated at CHF4.3 million, would be charged to the Building and Accommodation Fund.
(Document GB.3009/11, paragraph 229.)
Financial arrangement relating to appointments to be made with respect to the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185)
The Governing Body decided that, when making appointments to the Review Group and Special Review Board for Convention No. 185:
(a) an honorarium at the rate of US$310 per day be paid to each member of the Review Group and Special Review Board;
(b) the total cost in 2010–11, estimated at US$52,000, be financed in the first instance from savings in Part I of the budget of, failing that, through Part II, on the understanding that, should this subsequently prove impossible, the Director-General would propose alternative methods of financing at a later stage in the biennium.
(Document GB.309/11, paragraph 232.)
The Governing Body:
(a) accepted the recommendations of the ICSC, subject to their approval by the United Nations General Assembly, on the following entitlements:
(i) an increase of 1.37 per cent in the base/floor salary and consequent increases in separation payments, for staff in the Professional and higher categories;
(ii) revised levels of children’s (US$2,929), disabled children’s (US$5,858) and secondary dependants’ (US$1,025) allowances, as described in paragraph 5 of document GB.309/PFA/13;
(b) authorized the Director-General to give effect in the ILO, through amendments to the Staff Regulations, to the measures referred to in subparagraph (a), subject to their approval by the General Assembly.
(Document GB.309/11, paragraph 246.)
The Governing Body approved the amendment to article 11.15 (repatriation grant) of the Staff Regulations contained in paragraph 8 of document GB.309/PFA/14, and confirmed the provision in article 11.14 of the Staff Regulations concerning eligible beneficiaries of the grant on death.
(Document GB.309/11, paragraph 251.)
The Governing Body decided:
(a) to introduce a one-time fee of US$2,000 for each new organization to be applied prospectively;
(b) to introduce a minimum contribution to overhead costs in the amount of US$1,000 per annum, to be paid by all organizations irrespective of their size, thus superseding subparagraph (c) of paragraph 30 of the decision taken by the 274th Session of the Governing Body; and
(c) to request all organizations concerned to make payment of their contribution to remaining overhead costs in two instalments, the first consisting of the lesser of 80 per cent of the amount paid in the previous year, or US$1,000, to be paid at the beginning of the year, and the second covering the remaining shares of actual overhead costs, at the end of the year.
(Document GB.309/11, paragraph 255.)