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Salaries and Allowances

FICSA Standing Committee on General Service Questions and FICSA Standing Committee on Professional Salaries and Allowances advise the Executive Committee on:

Salary survey methodology: including the technical analysis and development of the best method to capture and analyze information about the local salary market

Workshops: including training in using the survey methodology and how best to participate in a local salary survey committee (LSSC)

Salary levels: including the defence and protection of salaries for all categories of staff in all duty stations

Post adjustment questions: including participation in the Advisory Committee on Post Adjustment Questions (ACPAQ) to develop the best system to establish post adjustment amounts

Education grant: including defending the grant and participating in the review of the level of the grant

Review of the pay and benefits system: including participation in all discussions, recommendations and decisions on every aspect of pay and benefits

Training: including workshops on place-to-place surveys, Professional salaries, GS salary survey methodology, job classification and post adjustment

Main issues raised at the 70th FICSA Council (13 to 17 February 2017)

  • Standing Committee on General Service Questions

Global recruitment for GS positions: Staff are recruited from abroad but appointed locally with no allowances or benefits provided; this also has larger implications for the common system.

ICSC review of the compensation package in the GS category: This would also entail the review of the NPOs and their impact at the regional level.

  • Standing Committee on Professional Salaries and Allowances

Impact of the revised compensation package: Cases where acquired rights may have been violated would be brought to the relevant tribunals (UNDT or ILOAT) in a joint FICSA/CCISUA initiative.

Cost-of-living surveys at HQ duty stations and WDC: The results will be released soon. Concern was expressed that the survey coordinator’s reports were not shared with the staff associations/unions or members of the survey committees.

Scale of pensionable remuneration (PR): The PR had been increased as a result of the salary adjustment implementation in New York.

Training: Members are encouraged to participate in upcoming workshops on compensation package and post adjustment offered by the ICSC.