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affecting the household. In such a case, or in the case of any other condition which may affect the health of others, the Secretary-General shall decide whether the staff member should be excused from attendance at the offce. If so, the staff member shall receive full salary and other emoluments for the period of authorized absence. (i) A staff member shall not, while on sick leave, leave the duty station without the prior approval of the Secretary-General.

Review of decisions relating to sick leave

(j) Where further sick leave is refused or the unused portion of sick leave is withdrawn because the Secretary-General is satisfed that the staff member is able to return to duty and the staff member disputes the decision, the matter shall be referred, at his or her request, to an independent practitioner acceptable to both the Secretary-General and the staff member or to a medical board. (k) The medical board shall be composed of:

(i) A medical practitioner selected by the staff member;

(ii) A medical practitioner designated by the Secretary-General; and (iii) A third medical practitioner, who shall be selected by agreement between the other two members.

Rule 6.3

Maternity and paternity leave

(a) A staff member shall be entitled to maternity leave in accordance with the following provisions:

(i) The leave shall extend for a total period of 16 weeks from the time it is granted, except as provided in subparagraph (iii) below; (ii) The leave shall commence six weeks prior to the anticipated date of birth upon production of a certifcate from a duly qualifed medical practitioner or midwife indicating the anticipated date of birth. However, at the staff member’s request and upon production of a certifcate from a duly qualifed medical practitioner or midwife indicating that she is ft to continue working, the absence may be permitted to commence less than six weeks but normally not less than two weeks before the anticipated date of birth. The pre-delivery leave shall extend to the actual date of birth;

(iii) The post-delivery leave shall extend for a period equivalent to the difference between sixteen weeks and the actual period of pre-delivery leave, subject to a minimum of ten weeks. However, the staff member, on request, may be permitted to return to work after the lapse of a minimum period of six weeks following delivery; (iv) The staff member shall receive maternity leave with full pay for the entire duration of her absence under subparagraphs (ii) and (iii) above. (b) Subject to conditions established by the Secretary-General, a staff member shall be entitled to paternity leave in accordance with the following provisions:

Staff Rules, 6.2-6.3

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