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The latest Official News articles appear below; for past articles, please see the Official News archive.

Pension payment dates in 2016

The pension payment dates for next year are also available on the Pension Fund website (see here). >>

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

For 2016, the contribution rate for active and retired CHIS members will be 4.86%. The amounts of the fixed contributions for voluntarily insured members (e.g. users and other associates), as well as the supplementary contributions for spouses with income from a professional activity or with a retirement pension (including a CERN pension), are thus as follows: >>

New CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS) forms

New versions of the following forms for claims and requests to the CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS) have been released: >>

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

Operational Circular No. 2 (Rev. 3) entitled "Conditions of access to the fenced parts of the CERN site", approved by the Director-General following discussion in the Standing Concertation Committee meeting on 24 September 2015, is now available via this link. >>

Annual adjustments to 2016 financial benefits

In accordance with recommendations made by the Finance Committee and decisions taken by the Council in December 2015, no adjustments have been made to basic salaries and stipends, subsistence allowances or family benefits as at 1 January 2016. >>

Staff Rules and Regulations - Modification N°10 to the 11th edition

The Five-Yearly Review 2015 has concluded with the approval, of the Finance Committee and the Council on 16 and 17 December 2015 of the package of measures proposed by the Management (CERN/3213). >>

To all members of personnel in receipt of remuneration from CERN

In 2016, net monthly remuneration will be paid into individual bank accounts on the following dates: >>

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. >>

News Articles

Sustainable development  
Looking forward to a great year ahead  
Winter therapy for the accelerators  
Microcosm: the story of CERN  
Artistic transparency  
Congratulations to the Class of 2015!  
From the CERN web: New Year ceremony, new LHC Programme Coordinator, scientific prize and more  
Computer Security: the value of your password  
Ombud’s Corner: sowing the seeds of trust…  

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