PAHO's Staff Regulations confer on the Director of PAHO the authority to establish a mechanism with staff participation to consider appeals filed by staff appointed under Staff Rule 420 against a final administrative action or decision affecting their terms and conditions of employment.
Section 12 of PAHO's Staff Rules sets out the grounds of appeal and provides for the establishment of a Board of Appeal at Headquarters to review appeals by staff members.
The Board of Appeal is part of the internal administration of justice system in PAHO and is a member of PAHO's Integrity and Conflict Management System (ICMS).
The functions of the Board of Appeal are exclusively advisory and it has no decision-making or investigative authority. Upon examination of the record in a particular appeal case, the Board of Appeal will submit a report containing its findings and recommendations to the Director of PAHO regarding the merits of the appeal. Based on the Board's report, the Director will make a final decision in the matter.
(01 October 2016)