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fnancial responsibility for gross negligence pursuant to rule 10.5 shall be submitted directly to the United Nations Appeals Tribunal.

Rule 10.5 Joint Disciplinary Committee

(a) The Secretary-General shall, when required, establish a Joint Disciplinary Committee which shall advise the Secretary-General on request in disciplinary matters.

(b) The Joint Disciplinary Committee shall be composed of:

(i) A chairman appointed by the Secretary-General after consultation with the Staff Committee;

(ii) One member appointed by the Secretary-General; (iii) One member elected by the staff.

(c) The chairman and members of the Joint Disciplinary Committee shall be appointed or elected for two years, shall be eligible for reappointment or re-election and shall remain in offce until their successors are appointed or elected or as long as they are staff members of the Authority.

(d) The chairman may be removed from the Joint Disciplinary Committee by the Secretary-General after consultation with the Staff Committee. The member appointed by the Secretary-General may be removed by him or her. The member elected by the staff may be recalled by a majority vote of the staff, taken at the initiative of the Staff Committee.

(e) At the request of either party, the chairman or any other member may be disqualifed from consideration of a specifc case, if , in the opinion of the chairman or the vice-chairman , the action is warranted by the relation of that member of the Joint Disciplinary Committee to the staff member whose case is to be considered or by any possible confict of interest. The chairman or vice-chairman may also excuse any member at that member’s request from the consideration of a specifc case.

(f) The Joint Disciplinary Committee shall also be available to advise the Secretary-General at his request in matters pertaining to fnancial responsibility for gross negligence. In such a case, the level of any member of the panel who is also a staff member shall be at least the same as the level of the staff member whose fnancial responsibility may be engaged.

Rule 10.6

Joint Disciplinary Committee procedure

(a) In considering a case, the Joint Disciplinary Committee shall act with maximum dispatch and shall make every effort to provide its advice in a written report to the Secretary-General and to the staff member concerned within four weeks after the case has been submitted to it.

(b) Proceedings before a Joint Disciplinary Committee shall normally be limited to the original written presentation of the case, together with brief

Staff Rules, 10.4-10.6

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