Essentially, the Court of Cassation has deemed that EoSG calculations should be based upon basic salary and, in addition, commissions or bonuses where such amounts are essentially fixed or guaranteed.
In order to seek to limit the potential liability for EoSG for employees who receive bonuses, it is advisable that performance indicators are utilised which, if not met, mean that the bonuses are not payable.
One of the issues vigorously debated in the EOSG was whether or not the Secretary-General's Annual Report should have a thematic essay.
The SPU held brainstorming sessions in the EOSG in the spring and early summer of 2001.
However, the proposals gained no traction with the senior leadership in the EOSG.
The Secretary-General's Lecture Series and EOSG Colloquia In 2002, as part of the strategic planning process, Annan decided to start a series of public lectures on cutting-edge topics in both the humanities and natural sciences for the staff of the permanent missions to the UN, staff members, and NGOs affiliated with the UN.
In April 2002, the Secretary-General approved an SPU initiative to hold a colloquia series for the EOSG and related staff.
Some inescapable conclusions can be drawn from this review of strategic planning in the EOSG. As I demonstrate in this article, the SPU was an integral part of the EOSG.