Code of Conduct

Three powerful tools to meet the challenges of 2022!

As this brand new year starts, I would like to offer my best wishes, from the Ombud’s Office, for a healthy, happy and successful 2022! 

11/01/2022

Each and every one of us matters

Some visitors to the Ombud’s office tell me that they are “too insignificant” or “too low” in the chain of command for their opinion to really matter. 

07/12/2021

Each and every one of us matters

Some visitors to the Ombud’s office tell me that they are “too insignificant” or “too low” in the chain of command for their opinion to really matter.  We would all like to believe that they are isolated cases, because it’s painful to hear. No one is insignificant – everyone matters! 

07/12/2021

Integrity doesn’t come with age

My colleague recruited his best friend’s son as a technical student and the same friend’s niece as a summer student.” (Dmitri*, 31 years old)

10/12/2019

Sharing knowledge

Barbara* has accepted a new role in a new service, where she hopes to have more opportunities to use her skills as an analyst.

12/02/2019

Wherever you are, don’t forget that you represent CERN

Wednesday, 4 July: it’s summer, the days are long, it’s warm and sunny. Marc, Kevin, Miguel, Nicolas and Thomas1, five colleagues from CERN, decide to go to the Bains des Pâquis in Geneva to relax after work.

23/07/2018

Lost in the layers

When one is leading a project that is part of the activities of a team within a larger group that, in turn, consists of many sections, there is a real risk that information about who actually did what gets lost in the multiple layers of hierarchy.

13/12/2016

Due credit!

Patents, copyrights, trademarks… there are many ways to protect intellectual property and yet, despite these precautionary measures, it seems that colleagues sometimes still slip up: plots done by one person are used in another’s presentation without being appropriately credited, citations are wr

25/07/2016