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21 - 25 November 2016FICSA Workshop - General Service salary survey met...
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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.
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17 October 2016 - Whistle-blowing
FICSA is closely following discussions relating to the revision of the whistle-blower protection policy at the UN, as it sets the tone for the other common system organizations. We have observed, from firsthand experience at WIPO, however, that the most robust policy is only as effective as those in charge of enforcing it.
While we are encouraged by constructive staff/management relations in some organizations, a number of our member associations/unions have transmitted to us their grave preoccupations with deteriorations in staff/management relations in several of their organizations.
In the past few years the staff federations have expressed major concerns regarding protection of whistle-blowers and denounced the unwillingness of organizations to hold the perpetrators of wrongdoing accountable for their actions when the latter are at the highest levels of an organization. There is no better example than the case at WIPO where the OIOS investigation report found that “The established facts constitute reasonable grounds to conclude that the conduct of Mr. Francis Gurry [WIPO Director General] may be inconsistent with the standards expected of a staff member of the World Intellectual Property Organization”. Therefore, OIOS concluded, in its report, by writing that “It is recommended that the Chair of the General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization consider taking appropriate action against Mr. Francis Gurry”.
It is with deep regret that we have to inform you today that the overseers of WIPO, after having spent numerous months of effort just to obtain a copy of the OIOS investigation report, which they themselves had commissioned, took no action other than to decide that the whistle-blower policy should perhaps be strengthened, a policy which will serve no purpose if the leaders of WIPO have no intention of enforcing it. Who will protect those persons who actually believed in the whistle-blower protection policy? Will they simply be forgotten about by the Member States? In which case, it would be better for the Member States to clearly inform staff that should they report wrongdoing they risk retaliation. Alternatively, Member States could decide to take concrete action to demonstrate that they will not tolerate wrongdoing in the organizations and to enforce the whistle-blower protection policies put in place by them.
FICSA continues to advocate for amicable solutions to ongoing alarming situations, and will continue to closely monitor developments at WIPO and in other problematic organizations in order to deter abuse.
20 September 2016 - FICSA Workshop General Service salary survey methodology I (headquarter and similar duty stations) (PAHO Washington DC, 12 to 16 September 2016)
The English-speaking FICSA workshop on GS salary survey methodology I has now been completed. It took place at the PAHO Office in Washington DC from 12 to 16 September 2016. Feedback is extremely positive. From the trainer's perspective, the workshop was well organized and the group showed a good degree of interest and participation. A report by the trainer will come later.
20 September 2016 - New member with observer status – FUNSA Denmark
Following the recent postal vote (ref. FICSA/CIRC/1237), which closed on 19 September 2016, the members of FICSA unanimously accepted the application of FUNSA Denmark for membership with observer status.
FICSA takes this opportunity to thank FUNSA Denmark for the confidence that they have shown in the work and activities of our Federation and looks forward to a fruitful and active collaboration.
22 August 2016 - Status of implementation of the new common system compensation package
The attached CRP, which was circulated during the recent session of the ICSC, provides a table reporting on the status of the implementation of the new common system compensation package for staff in the Professional and higher categories within the organizations i.e. whether or not the changes have already been approved by their respective governing bodies and whether their ERP systems have been or are in the midst of being adapted accordingly.
- 15 August 2016 - Constructive dismissal – Licienciement implicite
- 2 August 2016 - 70th FICSA Council: Dates and venue
- 4 July 2016 - Summary of the global briefing session held by UN New York on 21 June 2016 on the revised ICSC compensation package
- 4 July 2016 - FICSA training workshop on bullying and harassment (UNAIDS Geneva, 22 and 23 June 2016)
- 23 June 2016 - Campaign in support of the WIPO Staff Association