Took note of the progress update of the Review of the UN Compensation Package and expressed appreciation for the work done by the HR Network.
Re-affirmed its full support and commitment for a compensation system that supports the organizational change agenda set out in the HLCM Strategic Plan and is informed by the principles outlined in the CEB Statement on the ICSC review, particularly on attracting and retaining talent and strengthening the UN system’s international expatriate workforce.
Confirmed its support for a compensation system that incentivizes mobility of staff in difficult duty stations and supports diversity in the workforce.
Emphasized the importance of simplification of business processes in the implementation of the forthcoming new compensation package.
Reiterated the importance of including a flexible element in the re-designed package, to allow organizations to use their discretion in dealing with exceptional situations where it is difficult to attract and retain competent staff.
Took note of the need of adequate transitional measures towards a new compensation package and an appropriate communication strategy that would involve all stakeholders.
Requested the ICSC Secretariat to coordinate with the CEB Secretariat in order to ensure that all organizations are systematically consulted and their diverse operational needs are duly and fully reflected in the proposal that will be developed regarding the MAS65 implementation date.
Requested the CEB Secretariat to review the possible implications of implementing MAS65 on organizations’ gender balance and the diversity of their workforce.
Requested the HR Network, as the primary interlocutor with staff, to consider the proposal by FICSA on cost-sharing of its elected officials at its July 2015 session. Subsequent to the review by the HR Network, the Finance and Budget Network should analyse the proposal from the financial perspective. Both Networks would then submit their views for discussion by the Committee at its October 2015 session.
Requested the HR Network to collect data from each member organization on resourcing and funding of staff associations, and to present its findings to the Committee.