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Abandonment of post is a separation initiated by the staff member other than by way of resignation and is not considered a termination initiated by the Secretary-General within the meaning of staff regulation 9.1 (a). Retirement under article 28 of the Regulations of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund shall not be regarded as a termination within the meaning of the Staff Regulations and Staff Rules.

Abolition of posts and reduction of staff

(c) If the necessities of the service require abolition of a post or reduction of the staff and subject to the availability of suitable posts in which their services can be effectively utilized, staff members with permanent appointments shall be retained in preference to those on all other types of appointment.

Rule 9.2 Resignation

(a) Aresignation, within the meaning of the Staff Regulations, is a separation initiated by a staff member.

(b) Unless otherwise specifed in their letters of appointment, three months' written notice of resignation shall be given by staff members having permanent appointments and thirty days' written notice of resignation by those having temporary appointments. The Secretary-General may accept resignations on shorter notice.

(c) The Secretary-General may require the resignation to be submitted in person in order to be acceptable.

Rule 9.3 Notice of termination

(a) A staff member whose permanent appointment is to be terminated shall be given not less than three months' written notice of such termination. (b) A staff member whose temporary appointment is to be terminated shall be given not less than thirty days' written notice of such termination or such notice as may otherwise be stipulated in his or her letter of appointment.

(c) In lieu of these notice periods, the Secretary-General may authorize compensation equivalent to salary, applicable post adjustment and allowances which the staff member would have received had the date of termination been at the end of the notice period at the rate in effect on the last day of service.

Rule 9.4 Termination indemnity

(a) Payment of termination indemnity under staff regulation 9.2 and Appendix I to the Staff Regulations shall be calculated:

Staff Rules, 9.1-9.4

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