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CHAPTER X

DISCIPLINARY MEASURES AND PROCEDURES

Rule 10.1 Misconduct

(a) Failure by a staff member to comply with his or her obligations under the Convention, the Staff Regulations and Staff Rules or other relevant administrative issuances, or to observe the standards of conduct expected of an international civil servant, may amount to unsatisfactory conduct within the meaning of staff regulation 10.2 leading to the institution of disciplinary proceedings and the imposition of disciplinary measures for misconduct.

(b) Where the staff member’s failure to comply with his or her obligations or to observe the standards of conduct expected of an international civil servant is determined by the Secretary-General to constitute misconduct, such staff member may be required to reimburse theAuthority either partially or in full for any fnancial loss suffered by the Authority as a result of his or her actions, if such actions are determined to be wilful, reckless or grossly negligent.

(c) The decision to launch an investigation into allegations of misconduct, to institute a disciplinary process and to impose a disciplinary measure shall be within the discretionary authority of the Secretary-General.

Rule 10.2

Suspension during investigation and disciplinary proceedings

(a) If a charge of misconduct is made against a staff member and the Secretary-General so decides, the staff member may be suspended from duty during investigation and pending completion of disciplinary proceedings for a period which should normally not exceed three months. Such suspension shall be with pay unless, in exceptional circumstances, the Secretary-General decides that suspension without pay is appropriate. The suspension shall be without prejudice to the rights of the staff member and shall not constitute a disciplinary measure. (b) A staff member suspended pursuant to paragraph (a) shall be given a written statement of the reason for the suspension and its probable duration. (c) If a suspension pursuant to paragraph (a) is without pay and the charge of misconduct is subsequently not sustained, any salary withheld shall be restored.

Rule 10.3 Disciplinary measures

(a) Disciplinary measures may take one or more of the following forms: (i) Written censure by the Secretary-General; (ii) Loss of one or more steps in grade;

(iii) Deferment, for a specifed period, of eligibility for within grade increment;

Staff Rules, 10.1-10.3

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