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(b) When a staff member has been legally accorded nationality status by more than one State, the staff member's nationality for the purposes of the Staff Regulations and these Rules shall be the nationality of the State with which the staff member is, in the opinion of the Secretary-General, most closely associated.

Rule 4.9 Family relationship

(a) Except where another person equally well qualifed cannot be recruited , appointment shall not be granted to a person who bears any of the following relationships to a staff member: father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister. (b) The husband or wife of a staff member may be appointed provided that he or she is fully qualifed for the post for which he or she is being considered and that the spouse is not given any preference by virtue of the relationship to the staff member. (c) Astaff member who bears to another staff member any of the relationships specifed in (a) and (b) above:

(i) Shall not be assigned to serve in a post which is superior or subordinate in the line of authority to the staff member to whom he or she is related;

(ii) Shall disqualify himself or herself from participating in the process of reaching or reviewing an administrative decision affecting the status or entitlements of the staff member to whom he or she is related. (d) The marriage of one staff member to another shall not affect the contractual status of either spouse, but their entitlements and other benefts shall be modifed as provided in the relevant Staff Regulations and Rules. The same modifcations shall apply in the case of a staff member whose spouse is a staff member of another organization participating in the United Nations common system. Where both husband and wife are staff members and maintain separate households because they are assigned to different duty stations, the Secretary-General may decide to maintain such separate entitlements and benefts, provided that this is not inconsistent with any staff regulation or other decision of the General Assembly applicable to staff members of the United Nations.

Rule 4.10 Temporary appointments

On recruitment, staff members may be granted one of the following types of temporary appointments: probationary appointment or fxed-term appointment. (a) Probationary appointment

(i) The probationary appointment may be granted to persons under the age of ffty years who are recruited for career service. The period of probationary service under such an appointment shall normally be two years. In exceptional circumstances, it may be reduced or extended for not more than one additional year. At the end of the probationary service, the holder of a probationary appointment shall either be granted a permanent appointment or be separated from the service.

Staff Rules, 4.8-4.10

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