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(b) The Joint Appeals Board shall be composed of:

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

(ii) Members appointed by the Secretary-General; (iii) An equal number of members elected by the staff.

The number of members shall be determined by the Secretary-General after consultation with the Staff Committee.

(c) The Chairman and members of the JointAppeals Board 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.

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

(e) The Joint Appeals Board shall establish its own rules of procedure.

Rule 11.2 Appeals

(a) A staff member wishing to appeal an administrative decision pursuant to staff regulation 11.1 shall, as a frst step, address a letter to the Secretary-General requesting that the administrative decision be reviewed; such letter must be sent within two months from the date the staff member received notifcation of the decision in writing.

(i) If the Secretary-General replies to the staff member’s letter, he or she may appeal against the answer within one month of the receipt of such reply;

(ii) If the Secretary-General does not reply to the letter within one month, the staff member may appeal against the original administrative decision within one month of the expiration of the time limit specifed in this subparagraph for the Secretary-General’s reply.

(b) At any time after a request for review has been submitted, but before a panel of the JointAppeals Board has been constituted to hear an appeal, conciliation may be sought on the issues involved at the initiative of the Secretary-General, the staff member or the Chairman of the Joint Appeals Board. The conciliation procedure shall be as set out in Chapter XII of the Staff Rules. This procedure is without prejudice to the right of the staff member to pursue an appeal under the provisions of this rule if the issues cannot be resolved through conciliation. (c) Neither a request for administrative review under paragraph (a) above nor the fling of an appeal under paragraph (d) below shall have the effect of suspending action on the contested decision.

(i) However, the staff member concerned may request a suspension of action on such decision by writing to the Joint Appeals Board under paragraph (d) below. The request shall set forth the relevant facts

Staff Rules, 11.1-11.2

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