Code of Conduct

I’m feeling harassed …

“Harassed”. This is a word I often hear in the Ombud’s Office. Actively listening to my visitors, I explore their definition of the term and seek concrete examples of situations where they felt “harassed”.

12/09/2022

Videoconferencing and creativity: a wobbly coupling

Creativity is one of the five values of CERN. That’s why, when I heard on my favourite radio programme that Nature had published an article on the impact of virtual interactions on creativity, I reached out to the online journal to find out more about this piece of research.

21/06/2022

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