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International Personnel Services Agreement
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Main Policy
International Personnel Services Agreement
The following guide supplements this policy:
Guide on using contractual modalities
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James Hanneman
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Summary of Changes/Comments
January 15, 2023 - The International Personnel Services Agreement (IPSA) policy has been reformatted and amended in the following areas:
  • Clarification of general conditions and legal status of IPSAs
  • Clarification of selection process for different types of IPSAs
  • Duration of regular and short-term IPSAs
  • Provisions related to issuance of regular IPSAs
  • Clarification that IPSAs are not Internal candidates for UNDP staff vacancies
  • Process for making modification to IPSA functions
  • IPSA assignment travel entitlements
  • Conditions for parental leave for birth parents during the first year of the IPSA contract
  • Conditions for IPSAs to take unpaid leave
  • Confirmation that IPSAs can undertake detail assignments 
January 9, 2023 - The policy has been updated to reflect UNDP's transition to its new cloud-based management platform Quantum in January 2023, replacing its previous ATLAS system.

February 15, 2021 - The International Personnel Services Agreement (IPSA) is a new policy which fills a gap in existing contractual modalities related to project-based international personnel.