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(i) For staff in the Professional and higher categories, on the basis of the staff member's gross salary less staff assessment in accordance with the schedule of rates applicable to United Nations staff members; (ii) For staff in the General Service and related categories, on the basis of the staff member's gross salary, including language allowance, if any.

(b) Length of service shall be deemed to comprise the total period of a staff member's fulltime continuous service with the Authority, regardless of types of appointment. Continuity of such service shall not be considered as broken by periods of special leave. However, service credits shall not accrue during periods of special leave with partial pay or without pay of one full month or more. (c) Termination indemnity shall not be paid to any staff member who, upon separation from service, will receive a retirement beneft under article 28 of the Regulations of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund or compensation for total disability under rule 6.4.

(d) Upon application of a staff member who is to be separated as a result of an agreed termination of appointment or because of abolition of post or reduction in staff and who is within two years of age 55 years and 25 years of contributory service in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, or who is over that age and within two years of 25 years of contributory service, the Secretary-General may place such staff member on special leave without pay for pension purposes pursuant to staff rule 5.2 (c) under conditions to be established by the Secretary-General. Such special leave shall commence from the date on which the separation would otherwise have taken effect for a period of up to two years, for the sole purpose of enabling the staff member to remain a participant in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund during this period.

(e) The Authority will, on written request of the staff member prior to being placed on special leave pursuant to the preceding paragraph, pay the pension contribution of theAuthority and/or the staff member during this period of special leave. The total amount of these contributions will be deducted from the termination indemnity otherwise payable.

(f) A staff member selecting the option of special leave described in paragraph (d) of this rule shall sign an undertaking acknowledging that his or her status on special leave is solely for pension purposes and that his or her entitlements and those of any dependants to all other emoluments and benefts under the Staff Regulations and Rules is determined fnally as of the date of commencement of such special leave.

Rule 9.5 Repatriation grant

Purpose

(a) The purpose of repatriation grant provided by Staff Regulation 9.5 is to facilitate relocation of expatriate staff members to a country other than the country

Staff Rules, 9.4-9.5

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