The 2016-2021 combined continuing appointment exercise is now complete.
The rules on how continuing appointments are awarded were decided by the General Assembly and are set out in this administrative instruction. This includes calculation of the envelope (75 percent of established posts) and the allocation point system used when the number of eligible staff exceeds the envelope available.
Recent closures of peacekeeping missions have drastically reduced the number of established posts and thus the envelope available. In this case there was an envelope of 1,832 for 3,018 eligible P staff and 800 for 1,370 eligible GS staff.
If you have not been awarded a continuing appointment this time round, but believe you should have been, we encourage you to contact the Office of Human Resources (OHR) email@example.com for an explanation. Also know that you will be included in future continuing appointment exercises.
Do note, however, that queries sent to the OHR do not constitute submissions of appeals to the Management Advice and Evaluation Section (MAES), formerly called Management Evaluation Unit (MEU), which is the first step in the formal system of administration of justice. If you wish to appeal, you have to submit a MAES request within 60 days of the original notification.
Your Staff Council will continue to push for future continuing appointment exercises in order to further strengthen contract security in the Organisation.