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CHAPTER II

[Omitted]

CHAPTER III

SALARIES AND RELATED ALLOWANCES

Rule 3.1

Salary scales for General Service personnel

The salary scales and conditions of salary increments for staff members in the General Service category shall be those applicable to staff in the General Service category in the United Nations employed in the locality of the Authority.

Rule 3.2 Language allowance

(a) Astaff member in the General Service category shall be paid a pensionable language allowance if he or she has demonstrated profciency in any two offcial languages of theAuthority, by passing a profciency examination conducted by the United Nations. Staff members whose mother tongue is an offcial language of the Authority must pass the prescribed examination in another offcial language, which may be the language in which profciency is required for their job, in which case the language profciency examination in the mother tongue may be waived. Staff members whose mother tongue is not an offcial language must pass the examination in a language other than that in which profciency is required for their job. A second language allowance shall be paid for profciency demonstrated by passing the prescribed test in a third offcial language. No staff member shall be paid a pensionable language allowance for more than two offcial languages. (b) Staff members in receipt of a language allowance may be required to undergo further tests at intervals of not less than fve years in order to demonstrate their continued profciency in the use of two or more offcial languages. (c) The amount of the allowance shall be that applicable to staff in the General Service category in the United Nations employed in the locality of the Authority. The amount payable for a second language shall be half the amount payable for the frst additional language.

(d) The language allowance shall be taken into account in determining United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, medical and group insurance contributions, overtime compensation , and payments and indemnities on separation.

Rule 3.3

Salary scales for Professional and higher categories

(a) The salary scales and the scales of post adjustment for staff members in the Professional and higher categories shall be those applicable to staff members in the Professional and higher categories in the United Nations.

Staff Rules, Ch.II-3.3

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