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offcial duty station or, in the event of death having occurred while in travel status, from the place of death, to a place to which the deceased was entitled to return transportation under rule 7.1 and 7.2. These expenses shall include reasonable costs for preparation of the body. If local interment is elected, reasonable expenses incurred for the interment may be reimbursed.

Rule 7.24 Removal costs

Eligibility for payment of removal costs

(a) An entitlement to payment of removal costs of personal effects and household goods, as defned in staff rule 7.18 (c), shall arise with respect to internationally recruited staff members, under the following circumstances, and in accordance with conditions established by the Secretary-General:

(i) On initial appointment for a period of two years or longer; (ii) Upon separation from service, provided the staff member had an appointment for a period of two years or longer, or had completed not less than two years of continuous service, and a. Had been granted removal to Kingston, or

b. Had been recruited at Kingston and is repatriated to the place of home leave or other location, in accordance with rule 7.1 (c).

Maximum entitlements

(b) Payment by the Authority of removal costs shall be on the basis of the following:

(i) 4,890 kilograms or 30.58 cubic metres, including packing but excluding crating and lift vans, for a staff member without a spouse or dependent child, and 8,150 kilograms or 50.97 cubic metres for a staff member with a spouse or dependent child residing at the offcial duty station. Higher maxima may be authorized if the staff member presents convincing evidence that his or her normal and necessary personal effects and household goods to be removed exceed those limits;

(ii) The normal costs of packing, crating and lift vans, cartage, unpacking and uncrating shall be reimbursed. Storage and demurrage charges shall not be reimbursed unless, in the opinion of the Secretary-General, they are directly incidental to the transportation of the consignment;

(iii) Transportation of personal effects and household goods shall be by the most economical means, as determined by the Secretary-General; (iv) In addition to the removal expenses under this rule, the cost of transporting a privately owned automobile may be partially reimbursed under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Staff Rules, 7.23-7.24

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