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Recruitment and Selection
1.0 Relevant Regulations and Rules
UN Staff Rules and Regulations

2.0 Policies
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Recruitment and Selection
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James Hanneman
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As of 1 January 2018, the 'Termination of Appointment' policy supersedes the guidelines in the UNDP Agreed Separation Arrangements. Terminations of appointment and separations resulting from an approved Rationale for Change prior to 1 January 2018 will continue to follow the UNDP Agreed Separation Arrangements. The following changes were made in July 2017 and the reflected changes were made among others. 1. Clarifies the eligibility for General Service (GS) positions in New York was made. 2. Time-in-Post provision has been removed. 3. Provides a range of assessment methods. 4. Vacancy Announcements may be advertised internally and externally at the same time. 5. A shortlist for any assessment must be comprised of at least two candidates. If no female candidate is included on the shortlist, a Hiring Unit must document the efforts that have been made to identify qualified female candidates including re-advertisement. However, no gender waiver is needed. 6. Participation of national counterparts or government officials on UNDP interview panels is not allowed as either a panel member or observer. 7. Reference checks can be conducted by phone but they must be documented.