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Sustainable development

The new year begins with some important changes for members of the CERN personnel. The measures proposed by the Management following the five-yearly review of employment conditions, which were approved by the Council in December 2015, will be implemented gradually. What changes can we expect? >>

Looking forward to a great year ahead

The year 2016 will be very challenging but also very exciting for all of us at CERN. The LHC will be operating at close to design energy and luminosity. We’ll be preparing for CERN’s medium- and long-term future, and there will be much interesting and crucial work across the full spectrum of the laboratory’s projects and activities. As the year gets underway, I’d like to reiterate my very best wishes to you and your families for a very happy 2016. >>

Winter therapy for the accelerators

Hundreds of people are hard at work during the year-end technical stop as all the accelerators are undergoing maintenance, renovation and upgrade operations in parallel. >>

Microcosm: the story of CERN

After a major revamp last year, Microcosm is once again open to visitors. Readers of the Bulletin can sign up for a guided tour of the new exhibitions. Go and visit it as soon as you can to win a t-shirt through our competition!   >>

Artistic transparency

As the Arts@CERN programme testifies, CERN is no stranger to the collision of science and art. Just before Christmas, the Slovak artist Ján Zoričák exhibited his glass artworks at CERN, some of which make use of crystals from the OPAL experiment. We take a look at the artist, the science that inspired him and the techniques that he uses.   >>

Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

Five apprentices who left CERN in June having successfully completed their training were awarded their diplomas during the Fête de l’apprentissage in Geneva. >>

From the CERN web: New Year ceremony, new LHC Programme Coordinator, scientific prize and more

This section highlights articles, blog posts and press releases published in the CERN web environment over the past weeks. This way, you won’t miss a thing...   >>

Computer Security: the value of your password

Of course, your passwords have a value to you as they allow you to access your computer and your Facebook page, to buy on Amazon, to create a Twitter feed, and to use a multitude of computing services provided by CERN. But have you ever thought of their value to the malicious people of this world?  >>

Ombud’s Corner: sowing the seeds of trust…

As a boss, do you unconditionally stand by your line management when they are involved in potential conflicts with their supervisees or do you take a stand and look into the issue yourself? >>

Official News

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  
Annual adjustments to 2016 financial benefits  
Staff Rules and Regulations - Modification N°10 to the 11th edition  
To all members of personnel in receipt of remuneration from CERN  
Official holidays in 2016 and end-of-year closure 2016/2017  

Training and Development

Places available - Technical management courses (up to the end of June 2016)  
Safety Training: places available in January 2016  


Where students turn into teachers: the 9th Inverted CERN School of Computing  
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  
AXEL-2016: Introduction to Particle Accelerators  
2016 CERN-JINR European School of High-Energy Physics  
CERN’s 2016 Beamline for Schools competition starts on 17 November  

Staff Association

Learning Classical Music Club  
2016, a year of change!  
Michel Goossens  
Changes 2016  
Yoga Club  
Conference - Découvrez notre région - Aux bornes de Genève  
Cine Club