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UN Internal Justice System

Important time limits

Submission Time limit Reference
Request for management evaluation* 60 days after the staff member was notified of the contested decision Staff rule 11.2 (c)
Administration to provide management evaluation 30 days New York Headquarters staff
45 days Non-New York Headquarters staff
Staff rule 11.2 (d)
Application to UN Dispute Tribunal 90 days from receipt of management evaluation, or from date evaluation should have been received* UNDT rules of procedure,
Article 7.1
Appeal to UN Appeals Tribunal 60 days from receipt of judgment of the UN Dispute Tribunal or UNRWA Dispute Tribunal;
30 days from receipt of an interlocutory order of the UN Dispute Tribunal or the UNRWA Dispute Tribunal;
90 days from receipt of decision of Standing Committee UNJS Pension Board.
GA Resolution 66/237, para. 31
UNAT rules of procedure,
Article 7.1
Respondent's Answer to UN Appeals Tribunal 60 days from receipt of Appeal transmitted by Registrar UNAT rules of procedure,
Article 9.3
Cross-Appeal to UN Appeals Tribunal 60 days from notification of the appeal UNAT rules of procedure,
Article 9.4

* A management evaluation is not required for disciplinary decisions, or those taken by the Administration based on the advice of an expert or advisory board, (e.g. ABCC, NY-CARC). In those cases an application can be made directly to UNDT.