New Staffing System is a One-Way Door : EXIT

07/09/2002

UN Staff Committee seems to be unhappy with the new "reform" proposals which they feel will not improve the style or nature of vacancy management. The most troubling aspect is a concept called "post occupancy limits" that is, every staff member can remain in one post for a maximum of five years, then must find a new post. There is no organized plan to locate posts to ensure effective mobility while letting go of good staff members performing an effective job. There will be no continuity and no institutional memory. "The staff fails to see the benefits for either the Organization or the staff in this proposal" according to the Staff Committee.