10 - 14 March 2014WG 2-1 on Competitiveness and Sustainability
17 - 28 March 201478th session of the ICSC
03 - 04 April 201427th session of the HLCM
07 - 14 April 201436th session of the ACPAQ
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Revised ICSC Salary Survey Methodologies
The revised ICSC salary survey methodologies for GS and locally recruited categories are now available. The effective date has been fixed for 1 January 2011. In the meantime FICSA will organize training on salary surveys to prepare LSSCs, highlighting the new features of both methodologies.
Focus on FICSA 2013
Focus on FICSA
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Guide d'Achats & de Loisirs
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3 March 2014 - WFP changes personal status recognition
Congratulations to WFP. Through its courageous and forward looking decision, it has joined the ranks of a few other UN agencies that have revised their policy on recognition of personal status. Henceforth, personal status for the purposes of granting WFP entitlements and benefits will be recognized for staff members who have entered into a marriage or domestic partnership legally recognized by a competent national authority by reference to the LAW OR LOCATION WHERE THE MARRIAGE or DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP WAS CELEBRATED OR REGISTERED, and not in reference to the nationality of the staff member. WFP personal status
18 February 2014
Many thanks to everyone who offered their support to our UNAIDS #zerodiscrimination campaign during the 67th FICSA Council! We have posted your photos to our UNAIDS Secretariat Staff Association Facebook page with the hashtag #zerodiscrimination.
You can help us build momentum leading up to our Zero Discrimination Day on 1 March by:
· Going to https://www.facebook.com/pages/USSA-the-UN-AIDS-Secretariat-Staff-Association/89212177646
clicking "like" for your photo (as well as those of friends and colleagues!),
and sharing with others.
· Liking the Zero Discrimination page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/zerodiscrimination
and inviting your friends.
If we didn't manage to photograph you in Vienna, or you weren't able to attend Council this year, you can still join the campaign. Please go to http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/campaigns/20131126
zerodiscrimination/materials/ to download your butterfly and submit your photo holding it here: https://www.facebook.com/zerodiscrimination.
Thanks again to everyone! All the very best,
67th FICSA Council - 3 to 7 February 2014 - IAEA, Vienna
There is so much to be said about the 67th FICSA Council (see photo), a perfectly orchestrated event by the IAEA Staff Association. It began with a violin/piano recital and closed with a medley of songs from CaroCoro, Rome, with "Va Pensiero" from Nabucco, the perfect ending. The superb quality did not stop there: the close ties stablished with the Austrian Trade Union; the Gala Dinner, with its sumptuous food, "let-your-hair-down" atmosphere and lively DJ music; and amongst others, the visit to the majestic and impressive Rathaus (see photo).
The Council was also about serious work and setting the programme for the newly-elected Executive Committee and Standing Committees / Working Group and specifically focused on the ICSC comprehensive compensation package. The presence of the Chair of the ICSC, the Vice-Chair and the Chief of the Salaries and Allowances Division attested to the importance of this Council.
The Council also recognized the need to form the next generation of staff representatives. The pre-Council training courses were a huge success and highly appreciated by "old" timers as well as those who were newly elected.
One step forward, two steps back? The gaps between LGBTI policy and practice in foreign aid
"Policies and practices regarding LGBTI staff differ throughout the United Nations system; benefits for same-sex couples depend on the policies of each staff member's home country. UNAIDS extended benefits to same sex couples in 2011 and is [one of a few U.N. agencies] that guarantees this benefit regardless of nationality. U.N. Globe, the association of LGBT U.N. staff, works to promote, among other initiatives, a more inclusive health insurance for transgender staff and a mobility policy that takes into account the added dangers that LGBT staff face." (To read the full article)