A career path is the pattern of moves completed by a staff member, be it laterally/vertically, within the same or across job families, geographically or within the same duty station. Career paths within the Organization are unique and reflect each staff member’s professional aspirations, background and experiences. Click here for more information on actual career paths taken by UN staff members.
Frequently Asked Questions
In accordance with section 2.1(f) of ST/SGB/2011/9, a staff member must not have been subject to any disciplinary measure during the five years preceding the eligibility date. Therefore, if a staff member had a disciplinary measure imposed in the five years preceding the eligibility date, the staff member would not be eligible for consideration at that review, even if an appeal is in progress as of the eligibility date. Should the disciplinary measure be rescinded after the eligibility date, the staff member may be considered in the next review, provided all other criteria are met.
Yes. Performance reports that have been finalized before the eligibility date can be considered. For this review exercise, the eligibility date is 1 July 2014.
Performance appraisals cannot be substituted by a note written by a supervisor. A duly completed performance evaluation is required.
The required five years of continuous service must have been completed without any break in service.
Time spent working under a temporary appointment does not count towards the five years of continuous service given that temporary appointments cannot be converted to fixed-term appointments and staff members separate from the organization upon expiration of the temporary appointment.
I am due to retire on or after 1 January 2018 at age 60 or 62. Under the ICSC compensation package, the mandatory age of retirement for all staff members on board as of 1 January 2018 will be 65. Will I be eligible for the continuing appointment now that I will have 7 years remaining from the eligibility date until I turn 65?
Appointment through a competitive process means that you have been selected for a position via established procedures including review by a central review body that was established by the Secretary-General or through a competitive examination (such as NCRE or G to P). Field central review bodies were established for peacekeeping operations and special political missions in 2009.
No. Only staff pre-identified as potentially eligible have been given access to the continuing appointment menu in inspira.
Staff members who believe they are eligible and have not received an email notification of their eligibility for review should contact their Executive Office or local HR office to request review for inclusion by the deadline of 31 October 2017. No requests will be considered beyond this date.