The Chairperson of the Working Group on Inter Agency Mobility presented the Group’s report which included:
Proposals to replace the current “loan” and “secondment” arrangements by a more flexible “customized” set of arrangements using a template approach.
No detailed record of the discussion on this topic was recorded.
Endorsed the general approach put forward by the working group to replace current “loan” and “secondment” arrangements with a more flexible “customized” inter-agency mobility accord. This would be based on the template that is attached to this report as Annex 4 and which would enable all the parties concerned to decide on the elements to be contained in each particular agreement;
Requested that the Working Group complete its work as soon as possible in particular in respect of the inter-agency accord and the template;
Considered that the development of the senior management service - which it had endorsed at its Fifth Session – should be a major focus for the enhanced mobility of managers;
Requested that the secretariat ensure that work being pursued by UNDG in this area be fed into the Working Group;
Also requested that the Secretariat establish base-line data on the number of inter agency transfers, loans and secondments in recent years;
Called upon all organizations to further harmonize entitlements in respect of hardship and non family duty stations;
In this context, noted the introduction of a lump sum for shipments by some agencies and requested that the HR Network urgently bring forward proposals for system-wide application of such an approach;
Took note of action being pursued in respect of spouse employment, in particular with two private sector not-for-profit initiatives (Partnerjob.com and Permits Foundation).