Elections for staff representatives – Join, commit and vote!

The Staff Council is a statutory body representing collectively in the area of employment conditions all CERN staff members (MPE and MPA), as well as the pensioners, former Cernois. The Staff Council is the supreme representative body of the CERN staff and pensioners, which defines the main lines of the policy of the Staff Association.

The Staff Council is composed of staff representatives (45 seats to represent staff members, and 5 for representing fellows and associate members), as well as delegates for pensioners (seven positions), designated by GAC-EPA. Every two years, the Council is renewed through elections.

Concerning the 45 delegates representing staff members, all departments have a least two seats allocated, one in career paths AA to D and one in career paths E to H. This guarantees a fair distribution of seats among the various organizational units and career paths. The table below, shows the exact number of delegates per department and career paths.

Staff members or fellows who want to participate in the activities of the Staff Council are invited to submit their applications before noon of Friday, October 16 (http://staff-association.web.cern.ch/sites/staff-association.web.cern.ch/files/Docs/formulaire_candidature_CP_2015_EN.docx). It is crucial to have candidates from all career paths departments. Do not hesitate to commit yourself, the representativeness of the staff is the responsibility of each and every one of us!

In order to vote and choose your representatives, you must, if you are not already, become a member of Staff Association, an essential player to guarantee social excellence at CERN. Join, there still is time (https://cern.service-now.com/service-portal/report-ticket.do?name=ap-membership&se=staff-association)!

From October 26 to November 9 2015, members of the CERN Staff Association will vote to elect their staff representatives; make your voice heard, support your candidates, vote!

I join, I commit myself, and I vote in order to be someone to count on in the life and future of CERN!





Elections Timetable

Monday 21 September, at noon
Start date for receipt of the application

Friday 16 October, at noon
Closing date for receipt of the applications

Monday 26 October, at noon
Start date for voting

Monday 9 November, at noon
Closing date for voting

Monday 16 and Monday 23 November,
publication of the results in Echo

Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 November
Staff Association Assizes

Tuesday 1st December, at 10.00 a.m.
first meeting of the new Staff Council and election of the new Executive Committee

The voting procedure will be monitored by the Election Committee, which is also in charge of announcing the results in Echo on 16 and 24 November.

During its meeting of March 17 2015, the Staff Council approved the election rules, which define the allocation of seats in each department, as follows:

  Number of seats in the electoral colleges
Career paths AA - D 2 3 3 1 1 2 1 1 2
Career paths E - G 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 3
  Global CERN
Career paths AA - G 14


  Number of seats for fellows representatives
Global CERN 5

For more information and to access the application form to stand as a candidate: http://staff-association.web.cern.ch/bodies/elections

by Staff Association