The Governing Body decided that the term of office of the Director-General could be renewed once and instructed the Office to submit the appropriate amendment to the Staff Regulations of the ILO to the PFA Committee during the 306th Session of the Governing Body (November 2009). The amendment could read as follows:
The Director-General shall be appointed for a period of five years. The Governing Body may renew the appointment once. The possible extension shall not exceed five years.