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Service availability during CERN annual closure 2015/2016   >>

Pension payment dates in 2016   >>

CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS): Monthly Contributions for 2016   >>

New CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS) forms   >>

Operational Circular No. 2 (Rev. 3) - Conditions of access to the fenced parts of the CERN site   >>

End-of-year closure 2015/2016

As announced in CERN Bulletin No. 51-02/2015, the Laboratory will be closed from Saturday, 19 December 2015 to Sunday, 3 January 2016 inclusive. >>

Official holidays in 2016 and end-of-year closure 2016/2017

Application of Articles R II 4.38 and R II 4.39 of the Staff Regulations. >>

Extension of the pre-retirement programmes

Following a recommendation by the Standing Concertation Commitee at its meeting on 9 November 2015 and approval by the Director-General, please note that: >>

Official News relating to CERN Safety Rules

The CERN Safety Rules listed below have been published on the official CERN Safety Rules website (see here). >>

News Articles

Pickin’ up good vibrations  
LHC Report: serving a hot, dense soup for Christmas  
How CERN promotes innovation and entrepreneurship  
Evaluating and measuring impact: where and how?  
CBI students: target hit!  
CERN encourages girls to "expand their horizons"  
Training course for eighteen teachers at CERN  
Staff members with 25 years' service at CERN in 2015  
From the CERN web: grid computing, night shift, ridge effect and more  
Computer Security: a plea to Santa Claus  
David Asbury (1950-2015)  

Training and Development

Places available - Technical management courses (up to the end of June 2016)  
Places available – Leadership programme (up to the end of 2015)  
Safety Training: places available in November and December 2015  
Places available - Personal development and communication courses (up to the end of 2015)  


CERN Bulletin publication schedule for 2016  
Find out more about CERN's 5-yearly review  
End of incoming ICMP (“pings”)  
Wanted: Moderators for International Masterclasses in Particle Physics  
Joint universities accelerator school (JUAS) - Places available  
European school of instrumentation for particle and astroparticle physics (ESIPAP) - Places available  
Annual closure of the CERN restaurants  
CERN Shop Christmas Sale  
CERN’s 2016 Beamline for Schools competition starts on 17 November  
Please exercise extreme caution at the Saint-Genis roundabout  


Academic Training Lectures | Stuxnet and Cyber-Warfare | 13-14 January 2016  
Conference: L’héritage d’Einstein - 100 ans de relativité générale | 15 December | Uni Dufour  
CERN Library | Book presentation: "60 years of CERN experiments and discoveries" | 15 December  

Staff Association

Season's Greetings  
Election of the new Executive Committee: Combining continuity and renewal  
Collection for Refugiees  
Cine Club  



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