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Final entitlements refer to all the money UNDP owes the staff member at the time of his/her separation. Final entitlements consist of:
  1. Repatriation Grant (for international staff)
  2. Annual leave
  3. Education Grant

A separation process entails numerous actions. A number of clearances and documents are required from you and your office, and from various UN/UNDP offices regarding outstanding amounts for travel, Education Grant, etc. The final entitlements are released after all documentation has been carefully reviewed to ensure that there are no outstanding amounts between you and UN/UNDP. On average, final entitlements are released 3-4 months after your s​eparation date. Please note that your submission of the documents required is essential for a smooth separation process.

Please watch the following video in order to prepare yourself as staff member or HR Practitioner for the separation process for international professional staff members and general service staff members in New York. Link

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Separation Entitlements

Separation Package

Travel and Shipment Entitlements



Pension Fund
If the separating staff member has been a member of UNJSPF for less than five years, he/she should fill in the applicable page of the form "PENS E/6. Instructions for Payment of Benefits".

If the separating staff member has been a member of UNJSPF for more than five years, he/she should fill in the form "PENS E/7. Instructions for Payment of Benefits".

These forms are provided as part of the separation package. According to what is chosen on the form, the pension contribution is released, or it is held in trust. If staff member requests release of the pension contribution, this will be released by UNJSPF when all separation formalities have been completed by UNDP and UN Payroll. On average, the pension contribution is released 3-4 months after a staff member’s separation date.

If you are electing a retirement benefit, you must also submit copies of birth certificate or equivalent document for self, spouse(s) and each child under the age of 21, your marriage certificate(s) and divorce decree(s), if applicable. The above listed documentation must still be furnished even though you may have already submitted the same at some point to your employing organization, since the Fund has no access to those records.

For details on your pension contribution, please contact UNJSPF directly, eg. for information on how much will be released when you separate, if you choose release. You might want to check the ‘Regulations and Rules’ and the ‘Calculate your Entitlements’ on UNJSPF’s website.

United Nations Headquarters
P. O. Box 5036
New York
NY 10017
Tel.: (+1) 212 963 6931

In Person:
Pension Entitlements Section
4th Floor, DHP
1 Dag Hammarskjold
Plaza DHP
Corner of 48th Street and 2nd Avenue
New York, New York 10017
United States

Mailing Address (By normal post):
Chief of Operations
United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
United Nations
P.O. Box 5036
New York, NY 10017
United States

Mailing Address (By Express Courier):
Pension Entitlements Section
4th Floor, DHP
885 Second Avenue
New York, New York 10017
United States
Please note that should you wish to visit the Fund in New York in person, you should come to 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, SW corner of 48th Street and Second Avenue, 37th Floor.

Mr. Alan Blythe
Chief of the Geneva Office
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10
Tel.: (+41) 22 917 18 24
Fax: (+41) 22 917 00 04

The New York Office and the Geneva office have a shared electronic filing system, so you can contact either office, even if you served in New York.


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