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Rule 1.3 Performance of staff

(a) Staff members shall be evaluated for their effciency, competence and integrity through performance appraisal mechanisms that shall assess the staff member's compliance with the standards set out in the Staff Regulations and Rules for purposes of accountability.

(b) The Secretary-General shall seek to ensure that appropriate learning and development programmes are available for the beneft of staff.

(c) Performance reports shall be prepared regularly for all staff members in accordance with procedures promulgated by the Secretary-General.

Rule 1.4

Hours of work and offcial holidays

(a) The Secretary-General shall set the normal number of working hours per week. Exceptions may be made by the Secretary-General as the needs of the service may require. A staff member shall be required to work beyond the normal number of working hours whenever requested to do so.

(b) The number of offcial holidays shall be ten days in each year and shall be determined by the Secretary-General. When an offcial holiday falls on a non-working day, the preceding or following working day which is closest to the holiday shall be observed as an offcial holiday.

Rule 1.5

Inter-agency loans and other movements

(a) The Secretary-General may loan the services of a staff member to the United Nations, a specialized agency of the United Nations or other intergovernmental organization provided such loan in no way diminishes the right or entitlements of the staff member under his or her letter of appointment to the Authority. Interagency movements may also take place under other arrangements, i.e., secondment or transfer.

(b) Inter agency loans, secondments and transfers are defned in and shall be governed by the inter organization agreement concerning transfer, secondment or loan of staff among the organizations applying the United Nations common system of salaries and allowances.

Staff Rules, 1.3-1.5

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