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(iv) An appeal against a decision of the Standing Committee acting on behalf of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board, alleging non-observance of the regulations of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund.

Receivability

(b) An appeal may be fled by either party within 90 calendar days of the receipt of the decision by the Secretary-General based on the report of a panel of the Joint Appeals Board, or within ninety calendar days of the receipt of the report of a panel of the Joint Appeals Board if the Secretary-General has not made a decision on the report within a period of 14 days after the date on which the report was submitted to him or her. An appeal shall not be receivable by the United Nations Appeals Tribunal unless the deadline has been met or has been waived or suspended by the Appeals Tribunal.

Suspensive effect

(c) The fling of an appeal with the United Nations Appeals Tribunal shall have the effect of suspending the execution of the decision that is contested.

Legal assistance

(d) A staff member shall have the assistance of counsel at his or her expense in the presentation of his or her case before the United Nations Appeals Tribunal.

Competence

(e) The competence of the United Nations Appeals Tribunal, as set forth in its statute, includes the authority:

(i) To decide, at its own initiative or at the request of either party, that exceptional circumstances require the proceedings to be closed; (ii) To order an interim measure to provide temporary relief to either party to prevent irreparable harm and to maintain consistency with the decision taken at the frst instance level.

CHAPTER XII CONCILIATION

Rule 12.1 Conciliation

(a) Where a request for conciliation is made under staff rules 10.4 (c) (ii) or 11.2 (b), the Chairman of the Joint Appeals Board shall, as soon as practicable, either consider the matter him or her self in accordance with this rule or shall refer the matter for that purpose to a member of the Joint Appeals Board.

Staff Rules, 11.3-12.1

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