JIU Group

Member States have consistently supported continuous cooperation between CEB and other jointly financed coordination bodies. The CEB Secretariat has continued its increasingly active and regular interactions with those bodies, in particular with the Joint Inspection Unit and the International Civil Service Commission. In this regard, the CEB Secretariat has sought to strengthen its interactions and cooperation through the acceleration of comments on system-wide reports of the Joint Inspection Unit and the more frequent participation of the Unit and the International Civil Service Commission in the meetings of the subsidiary machinery of CEB. In addition, regular exchanges are managed with other oversight bodies such as the Office for Internal Oversight Services.

The subject of closer coordination between CEB member organizations and the Joint Inspection Unit continues to be a priority. The CEB Secretariat continues to encourage member organizations, among other actions, to ensure a good information flow between each organization and the Joint Inspection Unit as well as coordinate action on the recommendations and programme of work of the Joint Inspection Unit. In addition, the CEB Secretariat also assists the Unit in the identification of relevant and useful topics that it may consider in its programme of work and CEB and its high-level committees continue to look at ways to further enhance cooperation between the Secretariat and the Unit. The Unit’s Inspectors are regularly invited to participate in meetings of the networks of the High-level Committee on Management to exchange views during the preparation of the Unit’s reports, as relevant.

The International Civil Service Commission is regularly invited to contribute its views on relevant issues before the High-level Committee on Management, and participates in all meetings of the Committee’s Human Resources Network and in most of the activities of its task forces and working groups. Reciprocally, the CEB Secretariat participates in all sessions of the Commission and is involved in many of its working groups considering issues of system-wide importance such as on mobility and hardship, standards of conduct and others. On various occasions, the Network has organized ways to develop closer working relations and enhance collaboration such as the organizing joint workshops. In other areas of cooperation, the CEB Secretariat also produces and shares personnel statistics data, analysis, system-wide data compilation and studies with the Commission.