Staff Matters N° 27

In this newsletter we present a recent judgment of the General Court on the review of an appraisal report. An action against such report (once final) can be filed directly, without going through the complaint procedure and without being obliged to lodge an appeal. In the present case, the Court annulled the appraisal report, because

(a) it lacked the reasoning in respect to an assessment that lead to a lower than the required mark,

(b) it was vitiated by an error of fact, because an allegation in the appraisal could not be proven and

(c) the report did not take into account the health problems of the staff member.