Amounts of allowance are reviewed every three years by the ICSC by reference to: (a) the average movement of net base salary plus post adjustment in the eight headquarters of the United Nations system; (b) the movement of the out-of-area index used for post adjustment based on inflation factors in 21 countries; (c) and the movement of the base/floor salary scale.
Purpose of the non-removal allowance
Staff upon appointment or reassignment will receive a shipment entitlement. The shipment entitlement will be either the full removal of household goods or the shipment of personal effects.
The Non-Removal allowance is paid to staff who are granted shipment of personal effects only and it aims to compensate for the non-removal of household goods.
Staff members who, on assignment to a duty station, are entitled to either full removal under Staff Rule 107.27 or to an unaccompanied shipment under Staff Rule 107.21(I) can opt for the non-removal allowance instead of full removal. It is only payable provided that an entitlement to the assignment grant exists. The non-removal allowance shall be payable to staff on initial appointment in their home country only when an assignment grant is paid.
Amounts of non-removal allowance
The non-removal amount varies according to the staff member’s grade and status: