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How does your department compare in the award of ePas ratings?

Following a number of requests we are pleased to share with you a graph showing how ePas grades were awarded across different departments of the UN.

We have raised the disparities with New York. However, should you have any concerns, you may also wish to discuss this with your supervisor.

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Letter to the Secretary-General: Union rights save UN lives

Unions will deliver a letter to the Secretary-General on Monday 19 August, highlighting the risks threatening front line staff as a result of his unilateral withdrawal from agreed staff-management negotiating forums.

Delivery of the letter, which accuses UN management of putting staff at risk by tearing up union negotiating rights, coincides with the tenth anniversary of the tragic deaths of 15 UN personnel following the bombing of the UN building in Baghdad on 19 August 2003. Since Baghdad there have been a further 555 attacks on staff of which over 200 have resulted in deaths. A further 102 staff died in the Haiti earthquake.

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ICSC recommends retirement at 65

We are pleased to inform you that the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), which sets our terms and conditions, has recommended that as of 1 January 2016 you will be able to choose whether to retire at 60/62 of whether to stay on until 65. 

This recommendation will need to be approved by the General Assembly when it meets at the end of this year.

Attached documents
Download this file (Bulletin MAS.pdf)Bulletin MAS.pdf

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Secretary-General removes right of staff to be effectively represented

We are shocked and disappointed by Friday's announcement of the Secretary-General's unilateral decision to implement a new Bulletin on Staff Management Committee (ST/SGB/2011/6/Rev.1).

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Informing member states of the staff-management relations crisis

Following our staff townhalls, we are pleased to share with you a letter sent to the President of the General Assembly and chairs of regional groups from the staff unions of the United Nations system. This letter explains why we the staff believe in the importance of robust and constructive staff-management relations and calls on member States to act accordingly in the interest of the Organization.

Attached documents
Download this file (LetterSMCGA.PDF)LetterSMCGA.PDF

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Thank you for coming to the townhall on the UN staff-management relations crisis

Over 300 of you came yesterday: a strong turnout and a sign of unity. This staff council, along with the other councils of the United Nations system, will act on a number of fronts to bring Management back to the negotiating table and protect our fundamental right to negotiate, especially in this time of rapid change. We we very encouraged by your unanimous vote of support and interventions. Allow us also to address some of the points raised:

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  1. Letter to the Secretary-General on the crisis in staff-management relations
  2. Management terminates negotiations with staff unions; mobility, downsizing rules unresolved
  3. Council position papers for SMC 2
  4. The Council's approach on mobility
  5. Second meeting of the Staff-Management Committee
  6. New policy on renewal of fixed-term appointments
  7. New standards of conduct for staff
  8. General Assembly resolutions affecting staff
  9. The 31st Council unanimously agreed to adopt its work programme
  10. Invitation to the Inter-Agency Games 2013
  11. Staff dealt further round of cuts
  12. Staff protest management proposal to dilute conditions and rights
  13. Budget cut implications
  14. General Assembly resolutions affecting you
  15. Vote on 13 and 14 December for the pension fund board
  16. Council questions OCHA decision to offshore jobs - against main recommendation of management study
  17. Insecurity in Geneva | Insécurité à Genève
  18. Proposal for mobility of locally-recruited staff
  19. Counter-proposal of staff on mobility
  20. Council members trained to represent you
  21. First meeting of the Staff-Management Committee
  22. Encouraging flexible working arrangements
  23. Council publishes 2012-2013 work programme
  24. Impact of policy preventing temporary staff on vacant posts
  25. Letter to the Secretary-General on proposed changes in travel standards | Lettre aux Secrétaire-général sur la modification proposée des conditions de voyage
  26. Propositions de l'Equipe de changement de gestion
  27. Change management proposals
  28. ICTY Staff Union launches programme for vulnerable employees
  29. Council presents proposal for a crèche
  30. Positive developments with the education grant
  31. Salaries will not be cut
  32. Proposal to cut salaries
  33. Message du Conseil à la mémoire de Jay Wormus
  34. Staff party photos now online
  35. Photos from the children's party
  36. 2011 Staff party featuring Kassav
  37. Registration now open for Children's Christmas party
  38. Our meeting with the Secretary-General
  39. Staff talent show
  40. Change management at the UN
  41. Staff survey on the retirement age and related pension issues
  42. Update on UN budget cuts
  43. Lively discussions at staff townhall on mobility
  44. Strong turnout at staff townhall on pensions
  45. Council launches 2011-2010 work programme
  46. Council warns Secretary-General to respect consultation procedures on mobility and promotion
  47. Council condemns three percent cuts
  48. Collection for Japan
  49. Council elects new office holders
  50. 2010-2011 audited accounts of the Council now online
  51. Council makes referendum proposal to change mandate duration and election dates
  52. Council meets with UN HR Chief Catherine Pollard
  53. Registration open for the Inter-Agency Games
  54. A creche within 24 months
  55. UNCTAD staff reps and management promote flexible working arrangements
  56. Council publishes annual attendance record of its members
  57. Annual report sets out Council's key achievements in the last year
  58. General Assembly agrees continuing appointments as of 2011
  59. Photos of the staff party
  60. Council names representatives to the UN Special Editorial Board
  61. Documents