Human Resources and Policies Division  

Rest and recuperation (R&R) framework
FrequencyConditions
6 weeksaExtreme situations as follows:
  • Very dangerous locations where staff are directly targeted as a result of their association with the United Nations or where premises are targeted, causing imminent threat to staff
  • where there is war or active armed conflict and where staff are at high risk of becoming collateral damage
8 weeksAll non-family/restricted duty stations:
  • All duty stations declared by the Department of Safety and Security as restricted for all eligible dependants for security reasons
  • All duty stations designated as “non-family” by the Chair of the International Civil Service Commission
12 weeksDuty stations with a high level of hardship:
  • Non-capital duty stations with a hardship classification of D or E
  • Exceptional cases of category E capital cities
The list of duty stations for which the entitlement of R&R has been established is published by the Field Group of the Human Resources Network of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination, in consultation with the ICSC secretariat, and disseminated to field offices. The United Nations secretariat also publishes an information circular with duty stations approved for R&R at http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/allowances/orb.htm

List of exceptional four-week R&R cycle approved by the Chair of ICSC:
 
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a For very exceptional cases, a four-week rest and recuperation cycle can be approved by the Chair of the International Civil Service Commission, under delegated authority from the Commission, upon the recommendation of the Human Resources Network of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination.


Ms. Marta Leichner-Boyce
Chief, Human Resources Policies Division

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