FICSA will be holding a Workshop on General Service salary survey methodology for non-headquarters duty stations in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 13 to 17 December 2010.

The Workshop will be held under the kind auspices of the UNDP Office and conducted in English by a FICSA Resource Person.

The workshop is open to staff representatives and participants irrespective of their duty station of assignment.  However, participation is intended principally for staff serving in <st1:place>Asia</st1:place> and the <st1:place>Middle East</st1:place>.  Duty stations earmarked for comprehensive salary surveys in the next few months are highly recommended to attend.

Workshop programme

The aim of the workshop is to enhance the knowledge of salary survey techniques to the maximum extent possible by providing participants with a detailed overview of the methodology in force at field duty stations, covering survey participants roles and responsibilities as well as due proceedings. Basic concepts related to the system of job evaluation and job classification will be dealt with. Within the framework of the methodology, the following phases will be analyzed: preparatory work, data collection, data analysis, construction and approval of the new salary scale.  Interim adjustment procedures and special measures (inflation, devaluation and other situations) will be reviewed as well.

Participation fees

Please note that these workshops are offered free-of-charge to staff representatives from FICSA dues-paying members. (See below.)

However, a fee of $US 600 is charged for other participants, including staff representatives from non-FICSA member organizations.

A reduced fee of $US 500 per person is charged in the case where two or more participants are enrolled from the same organization and duty station.

Accommodation and general information

A block booking has been made for participants to stay at the Hotel Janaki at a special rate of USD 50 for a single room with breakfast. Participants will however receive, upon confirmation of their participation, a code to download the provisional agenda and hotel information from the FICSA website.


To register, see below.

Deadline for application:  <st1:date year="2010" day="29" month="10">26 November 2010</st1:date>.

Seats will be confirmed on a first-come first-served basis, irrespective of the duty station of assignment. Therefore, it is advisable to register well in advance of the deadline.

It is important to note that filing an application to participate in this workshop does not imply an automatic acceptance.  Please wait for the official confirmation before making any travel arrangements.

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FICSA membership:

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