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(ii) A staff member who holds a probationary appointment or a fxed-term appointment of one year or longer but less than three years shall be granted sick leave of up to three months on full salary and three months on half salary in any period of twelve consecutive months. (iii) Astaff member who holds a permanent appointment or a fxed-term appointment for three years or who has completed three years of continuous service shall be granted sick leave of up to nine months on full salary and nine months on half salary in any period of four consecutive years.

Uncertifed sick leave

(c) A staff member may take uncertifed sick leave for up to seven working days in a calendar year, when incapacitated for the performance of his or her duties by illness or injury. Part or all of this entitlement may be used to attend to family related emergencies, or for paternity leave in case of birth or adoption of a child.

Certifed sick leave

(d) Sick leave taken by a staff member in excess of the limits set in paragraph (c) above requires approval in accordance with conditions established by the Secretary-General. When those conditions are not met, the absence shall be treated as unauthorized in accordance with rule 5.1 (b)(ii).

Sickness during annual leave

(e) When sickness of more than fve consecutive working days in any seven-day period occurs while a staff member is on annual leave, including home leave, sick leave may be approved subject to appropriate medical certifcation.

Obligations of staff members

(f) Staff members shall inform their supervisors as soon as possible of absences due to illness or injury. They shall promptly submit any medical certifcate or medical report required under conditions to be specifed by the Secretary-General.

(g) A staff member may be required at any time to submit a medical report as to his or her condition or to undergo a medical examination by a duly qualifed medical practitioner in conformity with United Nations medical standards. When, in the opinion of the Secretary-General, a medical condition impairs a staff member's ability to perform his or her functions, the staff member may be directed not to attend the offce and requested to seek treatment from a duly qualifed medical practitioner. The staff member shall comply promptly with any direction or request under this rule. (h) Astaff member shall immediately notify the Secretary-General of any case of contagious disease occurring in his or her household or of any quarantine order

Staff Rule, 6.2

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