During the reporting period, the Human Resources Network of the High-level Committee on Management made progress on a number of areas. The review of the mandatory age of separation in the United Nations common system was completed, and the Network presented the document to the International Civil Service Commission at its sixty-ninth session, in July 2009, with a proposal to increase the mandatory age of separation to 62 for those staff members with an entry on duty date prior to 1 January 1990. The exit interview questionnaire for all staff departing the organizations was launched in July 2009. The Network also developed a number of security-related initiatives. This included three separate information brochures on security-related entitlements and benefits for all categories of staff and a proposal for rapid response personnel as part of an immediate crisis response to ensure that the entitlements of affected staff members and/or their families are facilitated. Work continued on other security-related proposals, such as the comparative review on service-incurred compensation, improving security-related measures for national staff and the review of Appendix D. During the reporting period, the Staff Stress Counsellor’s Group was integrated as part of the Human Resources Network. The Network also participated in a number of International Civil Service Commission working groups, such as the review of the mobility and hardship scheme, the review of the General Service salary survey methodologies and the reform of the General Service job classification.