Except as provided for in the second
paragraph of this clause the staff of the Secretariat shall be governed by the
staff rules adopted by the Council under the provisions of Article 5.2 (b).
Where the conditions of employment of a staff member of the Secretariat are not
governed by the said rules, they shall be governed by the law applicable in the
country where the person concerned is carrying out his duties.
Staff shall be recruited on the basis of
their qualifications, account being taken of the international character of
EUMETSAT. No post may be reserved to nationals of a specific Member State.
Staff of national bodies of the Member
States may be employed by and made available to EUMETSAT for a specific period.
The Council shall, in conformity with
Article 5.2 (d), approve appointments and dismissals of senior staff as defined
in the staff rules. Other staff members shall be appointed and may be dismissed
by the Director acting under authority delegated by the Council. The Director
shall have authority over the Secretariat staff as a whole.
The Member States shall respect the
international character of the responsibilities of the Director and members of
the Secretariat. In the exercise of their duties, the Director and members of
the Secretariat shall neither seek nor accept instructions from any Government
or any authority external to EUMETSAT.