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FICSA Workshops

FICSA workshops on pension issues

When:
05 September 2017 - 06 September 2017
Where:
Accra, Ghana
Categories:
FICSA Workshops

Description

Deadline for applications: 21 August 2017

FICSA has organized, with the kind assistance of the local WHO Country Office, two half-day English-speaking workshops on pension issues to take place in Accra, Ghana, on 5 or 6 September 2017. Both sessions will take place in the morning and will be conducted by a FICSA resource person.

The workshops are open to staff representatives and participants irrespective of their duty station of assignment and will run from 09h00 to 12h00 on both days. Afternoons will be devoted, upon request, to individual appointments.

Workshop programme

Both courses are the same and are intended to raise staff awareness on the following aspects of the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF):

  • Overview of the structure of the UNJSPF
  • Governance of the UNJSPF
  • Participation
  • Pensionable remuneration
  • Validation
  • Restoration
  • Retirement benefits
  • Calculation of benefits
  • Local track – pros and cons
  • Please note that these workshops are offered free-of-charge for staff from FICSA dues-paying members.*
  • A fee of CHF 100 is charged for other participants, including staff representatives from non-FICSA member organizations.
  • A 30% discount is applied to FICSA members with consultative and observer status.

The above issues would therefore be extremely useful to staff representatives who would then be better positioned to reply to queries from their constituents.

Participation fees

  • Please note that these workshops are offered free-of-charge for staff from FICSA dues-paying members.*
  • A fee of CHF 100 is charged for other participants, including staff representatives from non-FICSA member organizations.
  • A 30% discount is applied to FICSA members with consultative and observer status.

 

Accommodation and general information

Participants will receive, upon confirmation of their participation, the provisional agenda and a general information document which will also include information on hotel accommodation.

Nominations

Please complete and return as indicated the attached application form before the date indicated above.

Seats will be confirmed on a first-come first-served basis, irrespective of the duty station of assignment. Therefore, to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to register well in advance of the deadline.

It is important to note that filing an application to participate in one of these workshops does not imply an automatic acceptance. You are therefore kindly requested to wait for the official confirmation before making any travel arrangements.

ALL TRAVEL RELATED EXPENSES AND DSA MUST BE FUNDED BY THE INDIVIDUAL STAFF ASSOCIATION/UNION OR ADMINISTRATION. FICSA cannot provide any financial assistance in this respect.

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* BIOVERSITY - CERN - CSSA - CTBTO - ECB - ESO – FAO - THE GLOBAL FUND - IAEA - IARC - ICAO - ICCO - ICO – IDLO - IFAD - ILO/ITC Turin - IMO - IOC - IOM - IPU - ITER - ITU – ISSN - OPCW – OSCE - PAHO - SCBD - UNAIDS – UNESCO - UNFCCC - UNGSC – UNRWA Lebanon - UNWTO - UPU – WCO - WFP(GS staff) - WHO - WIPO - WMO - WTO.