|Overview of the JAB
The JAB reviews administrative decisions that affect staff members and makes recommendations to the Secretary-General. Either an active or former staff member (called the Appellant) may file an appeal. After the administration (called the Respondent) has had a chance to respond to the appeal, the JAB will look at the contested decision from the side of the Appellant and the Respondent and then make a recommendation to the Secretary-General. If the JAB finds that the decision was incorrect, it may recommend a remedy or award proportional to the injury sustained by the Appellant. If the Secretary-General rejects a panel recommendation, the Appellant may then take the appeal to the United Nations Administrative Tribunal. The JAB has offices in Geneva, Vienna and Nairobi which deal with cases in those locations only. The JAB at Headquarters in New York considers all others.
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