United Nations salary system

XXX. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE FIFTH COMMITTEE
3418. United Nations salary system

A REPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

The General Assembly Recalling its resolution 3042 (XXVII) of 19 December 1972, in which the International Civil Service Commission was requested to submit recommendations for action at the earliest possible date on the report of the Special Committee for the Review of the United Nations Salary System,[1] and also its resolution 3357 of 18 December 1974, in which the Commission was requested to review, as a matter of priority, the United Nations salary system, Convinced that a good foundation has been laid for the International Civil Service Commission to perform the important tasks entrusted to it by the General Assembly,

1. Takes note with appreciation of the first annual report of the International Civil Service Commission;[2]

2. Invites the International Civil Service Commission to complete its work on the United Nations salary system in 1976 and to submit its final recommendations to the General Assembly at its thirty-first session;

3. Notes the plans of the International Civil Service Commission for the progressive assumption of the full functions assigned to it by its statute;[3]

4. Approves, having regard to the provisions of article 27 of the statute of the International Civil Service Commission and taking into account the recommendations of the Commission contained in paragraph 18 of 41 its report, the establishment, taking into account equitable geographical distribution, of a subsidiary body to provide expert advice to the Commission concerning the operation of the post adjustment system.

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8 December 1975

B INTERIM CHANGER IN THE POST ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

The General Assembly, Having considered the recommendations made by the International Civil Service Commission in paragraphs 37 to 65 of its report,[4] Noting that the operation of the post adjustment system has resulted in an undue degree of differentiation in the total remuneration of staff members without dependants as compared with that of staff members with dependants, which, in the opinion of the International Civil Service Commission, constitutes a problem of inequity, Noting further that the International Civil Service Commission expects to include in the over-all report on its review of the United Nations salary system, which it will submit to the General Assembly at its thirty-first session, proposals to deal with this problem on a long-term basis, Approves the recommendation of the International Civil Service Commission[5] that, as a temporary interim measure, with effect from 1 January 1976:

(a) At duty stations classified for the purposes of application of the post adjustment system at class 7 and below, there should be no change in the existing tables of rates of post adjustments for staff with and without dependants at the different grades and steps;

(b) At duty stations classified in class 8 and above, the present rates should continue to apply to staff members without dependants in respect of the first seven classes of post adjustment; for each class above class 7 (class 8 and above), additional payments should be made to staff members without dependants equal to the difference between the present rate (two thirds of the "with dependants" rate) and a rate of 85 per cent of the "with dependants" rate.

2430th plenary meeting
8 December 1975


[1] Official Records of the General Assembly, Twenty-seventh Session, Supplement No. 28 (A/8728 and Corr.1). [2]2 Ibid., Thirtieth Session, Supplement No. 30 (A/10030). [3] Resolution 3357 (XXIX), annex. [4] Official Records of the General Assembly, thirtieth Session, Supplement No. 30 (A/10030). [5]5 Ibid., para. 64
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