H. Draft statute of the international civil service commission
(as submitted by the Secretary-General to the UN General Assembly)
(b) The Commission shall perform its functions in respect of the United Nations and of those specialized agencies and other international organizations which participate in the United Nations common system and which accept the present statute (hereinafter referred to as the organizations).
(c) Acceptance of the statute by such an agency or organization shall be notified in writing by its executive head to the Secretary-General.
COMPOSITION AND APPOINTMENT
The Commission shall be composed of 13 members appointed by the General Assembly, including three full-time members, of whom one shall be designated Chairman, and 10 part-time members.
(b) The members of the Commission, no two of whom shall be nationals of the same State, shall be selected with due regard for broad geographical distribution.
(b) In the same way, the names of candidates shall be submitted to the General Assembly to replace members whose terms of office have expired or who have resigned or otherwise ceased to be available.
(b) A member appointed to replace a member whose term of office has not expired shall hold office for the remainder of his predecessor's term.
(c) A member of the Commission may resign on giving three months' notice to the Secretary-General.
(b) No member of the Commission may participate in the deliberations of any organ of the organizations on any matter within the competence of the Commission unless the Commission has requested him to do so as its representative. Nor shall a member of the Commission serve as an official or consultant of any such organization during his term of office or within three years of ceasing to be a member Or the Commission.
No appointment Or a member of the Commission can be terminated unless, in the unanimous opinion of the other members, he has ceased to discharge his duties in a manner consistent with the provisions of the present statute.
(b) If the Chairman is unable to act, one of the other full-time members designated by him shall act as Chairman.
(c) For the purposes of the Convention on Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, the full-time members of the Commission shall have the status of officials of the United Nations.
FUNCTIONS AND POWERS
In the exercise of its functions, the Commission shall be guided by the principle set out in the agreements between the United Nations and the other organizations, which alma at the development of a single unified international civil service through the application of common personnel standards, methods and arrangements.
The Commission shall make recommendations to the General Assembly of the United Nations on:
(b) The scales of salaries and post adjustments for staff in the Professional and higher categories;
(c) Staff assessment.
The Commission shall establish:
(b) Rates of allowances and benefits other than pensions, the conditions of entitlement thereto and standards of travel;
(c) The classification of duty stations for the purpose of applying post adjustments.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a), the executive head or heads concerned, after consultation with the staff representatives, may request the Commission to determine the salary scales at a particular duty station instead of making a. recommendation.
(c) In exercising its functions under paragraphs (a) and (b) above, the Commission shall, in accordance with article 29, consult executive heads and staff representatives.
The Commission shall establish Job classification standards for all categories of staff in fields of work common to several of the organizations. It shall advise the organizations on the development of consistent Job classification plans in other fields of work.
The Commission shall make recommendations to the organizations on:
(b) She development of recruitment sources, including the establishment of central rosters of qualified candidates, particularly at Junior entrance levels;
(c) The organization of competitive examination or alternative selection procedures;
(d) Career development, staff training programmes, including interorganization programmes, and evaluation of staff.
The Commission shall make recommendations to the organizations on the development of common staff regulations.
The Commission may, after appropriate consultations, make such recommendations to the organizations on other matters as it may consider necessary to achieve the purposes of the present statute.
The Commission shall submit an annual report to the General Assembly, including information on the implementation of its decisions and recommendations. The report shall be transmitted to the governing organs of the other organizations, through their executive heads, and to staff representatives.
The Commission as a whole shall formulate recommendations under article 10 concerning the salary system and conditions of service; approve under article 11 the rates of allowances and benefits hitherto determined by the General Assembly; adopt the annual report under article 17; propose budget estimates under article 21; and adopt its rules of procedure under article 30. It shall establish general policies within which the full-time Commissioners shall carry out the other functions of the Commission.
The full-time members of the Commission shall report, as required, to the Commission as a whole with regard to the discharge of their responsibilities under the present statute.
ADMINISTRATIVE, BUDGETARY AND FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS
(b) Other members of the Commission shall be entitled only to travel and subsistence expenses in accordance with the rules established by the General Assembly for members of organs and subsidiary organs of the United Nations serving in their individual capacity.
(b) The staff shall be appointed by the Secretary-General after consultation with the Chairman of the Commission and, as regards senior staff, with the Administrative Committee on Co-ordination. All staff shall be appointed after appropriate selection procedures. In carrying out their duties, they shall be responsible to the Chairman and shall be removable only after consultation with him.
(c) Subject to paragraph (b) of the present article, the staff of the Commission shall be regarded for administrative purposes as officials of the United Nations, which shall provide the necessary administrative facilities for them.
(d) Within the relevant budgetary provisions, the Commission may employ such experts and auxiliary staff as it may deem necessary.
(b) The budget of the Commission shall be included in the budget of the United Nations. The budget estimates shall be established by the Secretary-General, after consultation with the Administrative Committee on Co-ordination, on the basis of proposals by the Commission.
(c) The expenditure on the Commission shall be shared by the organizations in a manner to be agreed by them.
The seat of the Commission shall be Geneva, Switzerland.
(b) A special session may be convened by the Chairman when, in his opinion, it la necessary to deal with a matter prior to the next regular session.
(c) Seven members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum.
(b) The decisions taken thereon by the General Assembly a hall be communicated by the Secretary-General to the executive heads of the other organizations for action under their constitutional procedures.
(c) The executive head of each organization shall inform the Commission of all relevant decisions taken by the governing organ of 0a organization.
(d) The recommendations under paragraph (a) above shall be communicated to staff representatives.
(b) The organization concerned shall be notified of the principal reasons for each decision.
(c) The decisions a hall be applied by each organization concerned with effect from a date to be determined by the Commission.
The Commission, in making its decisions and recommendations, and the executive heads, in applying them, shall do 90 without prejudice to the acquired rights of the staff under the staff regulations of the organizations concerned.
The Commission may establish subsidiary bodies for the purpose of carrying out particular tasks within its competence, The Commission may make arrangements with one or more of the organizations whereby they will carry out, on its behalf, functions of fact-finding and analysis.
(b) Executive heads of the organizations and staff representatives shall have the right, collectively or separately, to present facts and views on any matter within the competence of the Commission. The manner in which this right shall be exercised shall be set out, after consultations with executive beads and staff representatives, in the rules of procedure established under article 30.
Subject to the provisions of the present statute, the Commission as a whole shall establish its rule a of procedure.
The present statute may be amended by the General Assembly. Amendments shall be subject to the same acceptance procedure as the present statute.
An organization may not withdraw its acceptance of the statute unless it has given to the Secretary-General two years' notice of its intention to do so.