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					                                                   WELCOME BROCHURE

                                     FOR NEW CERN STAFF MEMBERS

                                                         PART ONE: INTEGRATION AT CERN
                                                  PART TWO: INTEGRATION INTO THE REGION




*To facilitate reading, the masculine gender is used in the Welcome Brochure, even if the text of this document shall apply to both sexes, except where it is clear from the context
that the provisions relate exclusively to either men or women.
                                                                                                                   5.1.     Rights .................................................................................. 7
Part One: Integration at CERN                                                                                         5.1.1.       Financial benefits................................................................... 7
                                                                                                                      5.1.2.       Family benefits ...................................................................... 7
                                                                                                                      5.1.3.       Social protection.................................................................... 7
                                                                                                                      5.1.4.       Leave ..................................................................................... 8
                                                                                                                   5.2.     Obligations.......................................................................... 8
                                                                                                                      5.2.1.       Conduct ................................................................................. 8
                                                                                                                      5.2.2.       Intellectual property............................................................... 8
1.          Introduction.....................................................................3                        5.2.3.       Safety..................................................................................... 8

2.          CERN (www.cern.ch)......................................................3                              5.3.     Privileges, immunities and protection .............................. 8
                                                                                                                   5.4.     The Staff Association ......................................................... 8
3.          Arrival at CERN..............................................................3
     3.1.     Where is CERN? ................................................................3                6.          Social security................................................................. 9
       3.1.1.       How do you get to CERN? ....................................................3                  6.1.     What is the social cover at CERN?................................... 9
       3.1.2.       Arriving by train ....................................................................3
       3.1.3.       Arriving by plane...................................................................3          6.2.     The CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS)................. 9
       3.1.4.       Arriving by car.......................................................................3           6.2.1.       Exemption procedure for LAMal .......................................... 9
                                                                                                                      6.2.2.       What is the extent of cover provided? ................................... 9
     3.2.     Reimbursement of your journey to CERN.......................4                                           6.2.3.       How do I get medical costs reimbursed? ............................... 9
                                                                                                                      6.2.4.       What should I do in the event of hospitalization? ............... 10
4.          Settling in at CERN.........................................................4                             6.2.5.       Where can I get further information? .................................. 10
     4.1.     What should you do on your first day at work? ..............4                                        6.3.     What maternity benefits does CERN grant?................. 10
     4.2.     What are the arrival formalities? .....................................4                             6.4.     Medical Services and Hospitals ...................................... 10
     4.3.     Do you need any special documents?................................5                                  6.5.     Am I insured against loss of salary?............................... 11
       4.3.1.       Documents required by the Swiss authorities ........................5
       4.3.2.       Documents required by the French authorities ......................5                           6.6.     How does the CERN Pension Fund operate? ................ 11
     4.4.     Do you need to undergo a medical examination? ............5                                          6.7.     What unemployment benefit does CERN pay?............. 11
     4.5.     Arrival in your department ...............................................6                     7.          Other CERN allowances .............................................. 12
     4.6.     What are CERN’s working hours?...................................6                                   7.1. Family allowance, dependent child allowance and infant
     4.7.     What are CERN’s official holidays?.................................6                                 allowance...................................................................................... 12

     4.8.     Safety in the workplace at CERN .....................................6                               7.2.     International indemnity................................................... 12

     4.9.     Training, an important asset .............................................6                          7.3.     Reimbursement of education fees ................................... 12

     4.10.       CERN induction course..................................................7
5.          Your rights and duties towards the Organization ..........7
                                                                             3.          Arrival at CERN
1.         Introduction
We would like to wish you a very warm welcome to CERN as a Staff             3.1. Where is CERN?
Member!                                                                      CERN lies 8 km to the west of Geneva on the road from Meyrin
In coming to work for our Organization, you have probably chosen to          (Switzerland) to Saint-Genis-Pouilly (France). The CERN site sits
move abroad, which entails many professional and social changes              astride the Swiss-French border.
and adjustments. With this in mind, CERN has produced this
Welcome Brochure to prepare you for these changes and to help you            3.1.1. How do you get to CERN?
find your feet. Ultimately, its aim is to help you and your family settle-
in and integrate as well as possible in your new environment. Even if
you are already fully integrated into the region, you will find some
                                                                             3.1.2. Arriving by train
useful information in the brochure.                                          From Geneva Central Station (Cornavin) take the number 9 bus
                                                                             (destination CERN and not “Gare Zimeysa”), which takes you straight
The Welcome Brochure has been divided into two parts; the first part
                                                                             to CERN in about thirty minutes. Tickets cost 3.- CHF 2 (ticket “Tout
is concerned primarily with your integration at CERN while the
                                                                             Genève” valid for one hour) and must be bought prior to entering the
second part is concerned with the practical aspects of moving abroad
                                                                             bus.
and your integration into the region. It is highly recommended that
you read both parts of the brochure thoroughly as they contain lots of       Bus timetables can be found at the following website:
important information that will make your integration at CERN from           http://www.tpg.ch
both a professional and personal point of view much easier.
                                                                             3.1.3. Arriving by plane
                                                                             Geneva’s Cointrin airport is halfway between the city centre and
                                                                             Meyrin. Go to the departures level of the airport terminal and take a
                                                                             number 10 bus (remember to buy a ticket before entering the bus).
                                                                             Change at “Bouchet” and cross the road to catch a number 9 to
                                                                             CERN (destination CERN and not “Gare Zimeysa”). The whole
                                                                             journey will take about twenty to thirty minutes. Alternatively, you can
                                                                             take the number 28 bus that terminates at the ‘Hopîtal de la Tour’,
2.         CERN (www.cern.ch)                                                followed by the number 9 bus destination CERN. There is also a taxi
                                                                             rank at the arrivals level of the terminal and the ride to CERN takes
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, founded in             about 15 minutes, costing approximately 30 CHF2.
1953, was one of the first truly European projects, and has since
become a shining example of international collaboration. CERN is an          3.1.4. Arriving by car
intergovernmental organization based in Geneva, with part of its site        Whether you arrive from Switzerland or France, take the Geneva
also situated on French soil. It currently has 20 Member States and          motorway bypass as far as the Meyrin exit and then follow signs for
around 2,600 1 staff members. In addition, CERN’s facilities are used        Saint-Genis-Pouilly (France), via Meyrin. CERN is on the left just
by some 8000 scientists from close to 940 institutes in 87 different         before the Swiss-French border.
countries.

1                                                                            2
    As at 12.31.2006.                                                            As at the date of publication.
N.B. To drive on Swiss motorways you need a motorway sticker,
which can be bought at all customs points at a cost of 40 CHF.
Stickers are valid for a full calendar year (from 1st December of the
previous year to 31st January of the following year).

3.2. Reimbursement of your journey to CERN
If you reside outside a radius of 70 km from your duty station 3 prior to
taking up appointment and your new place of residence on taking up
appointment is within a radius of 50 km of your duty station, CERN
will pay or refund the cost of a single journey for you and the family
members accompanying you, under conditions laid down by the
Director-General. The Organization will also refund the cost of
transporting your luggage, up to the cost of 30 kg per person by air
freight, from the airport of departure to the airport of your destination
(see Chapter V of the Staff Rules and Regulations for more
information).
At the time your contract is drawn up the Human Resources
Department will, at your request, ask the travel agency at CERN
(Carslon Wagonlit) to instruct the branch closest to your point of
departure to issue you with a ticket at the cheapest available rate.

                                                                            4.      Settling in at CERN

                                                                            4.1. What should you do on your first day at
                                                                                work?
                                                                            On your first day you will be expected at Reception in Building 33 at
                                                                            8.30 a.m. You should be in possession of the documents mentioned
                                                                            in paragraph 4.3. You will be told where to go to complete the arrival
                                                                            formalities.
                                                                            If the first day of your contract falls on a weekend or an official
                                                                            holiday (see paragraph 4.7) you will start work on the first working
                                                                            day thereafter. Since access to the CERN site is controlled you will
                                                                            be issued an access card.

                                                                            4.2. What are the arrival formalities?
                                                                            A representative from the Human Resources Department will give
                                                                            you a form showing the services you will need to contact for your
                                                                            registration with the Organization. You will also be given various
3
    Calculated from CERN Meyrin
documents such as the application forms for your Swiss or French                 your marriage certificate
legitimation cards and your family’s residence permits (see                      your children’s birth certificates
paragraph 4.3).
                                                                                 4 identical photographs per person
                                                                                 an attestation of dependent child for children over 16 years old (a
4.3. Do you need any special documents?                                          model is available from the Cards Service) + a certificate of
To limit the amount of time spent on administrative formalities, you             attendance.
are advised to take all your documents and certificates with you when
completing the arrival formalities where your statutory rights will be
determined.
International civil servants and their families, obtain legitimation cards
(‘cartes de légitimation’) for Switzerland and special cards (‘titres de
séjour spéciaux’) for France, through CERN. (For CERN’s definition
of the family, refer to article S IV 1.01 of the Staff Rules and
Regulations). However, members of staff who have the status of a
permanent resident in France do not obtain such a document and               You will also be required to provide the following information for the
keep their prefectorial residence permit.                                    formalities with the Host States:
As a staff member these documents constitute your residence and                  the dates and birthplaces of your parents
work permits. For your family members these documents constitute                 your mother’s maiden name
their residence permits only. For information regarding work permits         For further information, please contact the:
for family members see Part 2, paragraph 9.2.
                                                                             Cards Service Building 33/1-015
4.3.1. Documents required by the Swiss authorities                           E- : Cards.Service@cern.ch
To apply for legitimation documents for yourself and your spouse and         Web: https://cern.ch/hr-services/Adm/cards/default.asp
children (under certain conditions), you will need to provide in                : (+41) (0)22 767 94 94 or 767 29 67
French, English, German, Italian or Spanish:                                 (internal: 79494 ou 72967)
        a copy of your passport or identity card, and that of any
        family members (+ copy of visa if applicable)                        4.4. Do you need to undergo a medical
        your marriage certificate / partnership certificate                      examination?
        your children’s birth certificates
                                                                             You are required to undergo a full medical examination upon arrival
        3 identical photographs per person.
                                                                             unless you did so during the recruitment process. You will receive
        your previous Swiss work permit (if you have one)                    notification of your appointment from the Secretariat of the Medical
                                                                             Service by internal mail.
4.3.2. Documents required by the French authorities
For the preparation of “cartes spéciales” for yourself and your spouse
and children, you must provide, in French, English, German, Italian or
Spanish:
    a copy of your passport or identity card, and that of any family
    members (+ copy of visa if applicable)
4.5. Arrival in your department                                          coming to work at CERN for longer than two months must attend a
                                                                         safety course on arrival.
On your first day, once you have completed the arrival formalities       With your arrival formality documents you will therefore also receive
with the Human Resources Department, you must report to your             an invitation to a safety briefing on a given date:
Departmental Secretary, who will take care of your travel cost refund,
if any, and give you various administrative forms and information        Briefings are twice a day: 9am and 2pm in French, 10am and 3pm in
leaflets.                                                                English.
You should then report to your Group secretary who will introduce
you to your Group Leader (if you have not already met), show you to
your office, in most cases take the necessary steps to obtain your
site access card and assist you with your administrative tasks. Your
Group Leader will take you around and introduce you to your new
colleagues.

4.6. What are CERN’s working hours?
The standard working week at CERN is 40 hours, spread over five
days. The standard working day is from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., with a
lunch-break of one hour. These hours do not apply if your contract
involves shift work.                                                     4.9. Training, an important asset
                                                                         CERN encourages its staff to develop their competencies and
4.7. What are CERN’s official holidays?                                  acquire new work-related skills by appropriate training. Training
In accordance with Articles R II 4.38 and R II 4.39 of the Staff Rules   needs should be discussed with your supervisor and group leader.
and Regulations, the official holidays are:                              Each department has a Departmental Training Officer to advise and
   •  1st January                                                        co-ordinate training for the department, and the staff of the HR-SMD
                                                                         group are also available for information and advice:
   •  Good Friday
   •  Easter Monday                                                       Training and Development
   •  1st May                                                             Web: https://cern.ch/hr-training/Default.asp
   •  Ascension Day
   •  Whit Monday
   •  “Jeûne Genevois” (Thursday following the first Sunday in
      September)
   • 24, 25 and 31 December.
CERN also closes for two weeks at the end of the year. The relevant
days are not deducted from your annual leave entitlement.

4.8. Safety in the workplace at CERN
Safety is an important issue at CERN in view of its international        There are three programmes with individual enrolment:
status, its geographical location in both France and Switzerland and
the nature of its experimental facilities. For that reason anyone        •  Language Training (English and French)
•   Management and Communication Training
                                                                             5.     Your rights and duties towards the
•   Technical Training
plus Academic Training, where no prior enrolment is needed.
                                                                                  Organization
Staff may follow specialised training off-site if this is not available in
the regular programmes. In addition CERN organises schools                   5.1. Rights
(accelerators, computing, physics) in various locations in the Member
States. There are also many seminars related to CERN’s activities            In signing a contract with the Organization, members of the
on-site.                                                                     personnel agree to be bound by the Staff Rules and Regulations,
                                                                             which lay down their various rights and obligations, their privileges
Training at CERN is constantly evolving and the training programmes          and immunities and the protection to which they are entitled from the
evolve as a function of the training needs. Updates are given in the         Organization.
Weekly Bulletin (a newsletter distributed to all members of CERN,
available electronically), and the most up-to-date information is
always available on the Web, http://www.cern.ch/Training/, which you         5.1.1. Financial benefits
are encouraged to consult regularly.                                         Members of the personnel are entitled to a remuneration and may be
                                                                             entitled to other financial benefits, including the payment of certain
                                                                             expenses (in particular, travel expenses [see Paragraph 3.3] and
4.10. CERN induction course                                                  removal expenses [see Section 11] on taking up appointment and on
In principle, an induction course takes place each month, in the             termination of contract, travel expenses for journeys to the home
afternoon of your first day at work. In case of change, you will be          station and language courses for dependent children), as well as the
notified. This course consists of a series of short presentations on         payment of certain indemnities (in particular, the international
subjects which aim to facilitate your integration into CERN and the          indemnity [see paragraph 7.2], the installation indemnity [see
region in general.                                                           Chapter 11], the reinstallation indemnity and indemnities payable on
Approximately every three months there is a second induction                 termination of contract).
session when the Director-General as well as a member of the
Directorate will welcome the new arrivals. You will receive                  5.1.2. Family benefits
information on CERN activities and administrative procedures. The            The Organization pays staff members family, dependent child and
day includes a question and answer session with a member of the              infant allowances. See paragraph 7.1.
Directorate.                                                                 Staff members are also entitled to the payment of education fees for
You will also be given the opportunity to tour one of CERN’s                 each dependent child. See paragraph 7.3.
experimental facilities. Your spouse/partner will be invited to attend
certain parts of the induction course.                                       5.1.3. Social protection
                                                                             Staff members are entitled to medical insurance cover for illness and
                                                                             accidents under the CERN Health Insurance Scheme. See
                                                                             paragraph 6.2.

                                                                             They are also entitled to insurance cover against old age and
                                                                             invalidity under the CERN Pension Fund (see Paragraph 6.6) and to
                                                                             the cover offered by the Unemployment Insurance Scheme (see
                                                                             Paragraph 6.7).
5.1.4. Leave                                                                However, the Director-General may share the intellectual property
                                                                            rights with the author, make them over to him or give him a licence to
                                                                            exploit them.
Staff members are entitled to paid leave for the duration of their
contract. Paid leave includes, in particular: annual leave, sick leave
and leave for family reasons (maternity, paternity, adoption, illness of    5.2.3. Safety
a close relative and family events).                                        Members of the personnel are required to make themselves
                                                                            conversant with the safety provisions applicable to their area of
Staff members are also entitled to paid home leave and may be               activity and to comply with them.
entitled to special leave for professional reasons, which may be
remunerated.

Staff members are entitled to special leave for long service and may
                                                                            5.3. Privileges, immunities and protection
be entitled to special saved leave, both of which are remunerated.          Members of the personnel are entitled to privileges and immunities
                                                                            by virtue of the agreements concluded by the Organization with its
They may also apply for unpaid leave, such as parental leave,               Member States, in particular its two Host States. These privileges
compassionate leave and special leave for personal convenience.             and immunities are granted to them in the interests of the
                                                                            Organization and not in their own interests. In particular, they
                                                                            guarantee them independence in the performance of their functions.
5.2. Obligations                                                            Naturally, the granting of these privileges and immunities does not
                                                                            exempt members of the personnel from fulfilling their private
5.2.1. Conduct                                                              obligations nor from complying with the applicable legislation, in
                                                                            particular that applying in the State where they reside.
Members of the personnel must conduct themselves with due regard
to the interests and proper functioning of the Organization. They must
                                                                            Members of the personnel are entitled to the Organization's
perform the functions entrusted to them with integrity and with loyalty
                                                                            protection in respect of the acts performed by them in the
towards the Organization and must refrain from any act or activity
                                                                            performance of their functions.
which is incompatible with these functions or likely to be prejudicial to
the Organization. They must also exercise reserve and tact at all
times.
                                                                            5.4. The Staff Association
Employed members of the personnel must neither seek nor accept
instructions from any authority outside the Organization.                   The Staff Association
                                                                              (+41) (0)22 767 28 19 or 767 42 24 (internal: 72819 or 74224)
                                                                            E- : Staff.Association@cern.ch
5.2.2. Intellectual property                                                Web: http://staffassoc.web.cern.ch/staffassoc/indexENG.html
All rights in intellectual property that results from or is substantially
based on a member of the personnel's activities within the                  The Staff Association is the official body which represents the
Organization or on its behalf are automatically vested in the               members of the personnel in their relations with the Management.
Organization. Members of the personnel who have created                     Membership is optional and about 60% of CERN staff, are members.
intellectual property must immediately declare it to the Organization.      Staff Association members are invited to an Annual General Meeting,
They may not claim any rights resulting from it without authorisation,      and other meetings are organised for the benefit of all members of
even after the expiry of their contract.                                    the personnel whenever this is considered necessary.
In addition to its labour relations role, the Staff Association:         6.2. The CERN Health Insurance Scheme
• gives subsidies, along with the CERN Administration, to CERN               (CHIS)
  clubs, who are under the auspices of the Staff Association
• assists staff members with individual claims against Management        As a staff member, your membership of the CERN Health Insurance
  decisions                                                              Scheme, more commonly known by its English acronym the CHIS, is
                                                                         compulsory 4 and automatic. It is a mutual system where the
• gives subsidies, along with the CERN Administration, to the            contribution, divided between the Organization and yourself, is
  Mutual Aid Fund for families in financial difficulties                 proportional to your income. It is calculated as a percentage of your
• offers a supplementary insurance policy against loss of salary         basic salary and contributions are withheld directly from your monthly
  (see paragraph 6.5)                                                    salaries.
• organises exhibitions and conferences                                  This contribution covers all of your dependent family and the partner.
• manages the Staff Association Nursery School:                          When the spouse/partner (registered partner) chooses the CERN
                                                                         Health Insurance Scheme as primary insurance coverage and is
CERN Nursery School: Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.           gainfully employed a supplementary contribution may be required
and 1.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.                                                  based on the spouse/partner's income.
   (+41) (0)22 767 36 04 (internal: 73604)
E- : stephanie.palluel@cern.ch /staff.kindergarden@cern.ch               6.2.1. Exemption procedure for LAMal

                                                                         To apply for an exemption you have to follow the procedure
6.      Social security                                                  described below:
                                                                             • Ask Uniqa for a CHIS insurance certificate.
                                                                             • Send this certificate with the request for exemption to the
6.1. What is the social cover at CERN?                                           Swiss health insurance (SAM), see address in the website of
In accordance with the agreements between Switzerland and France,                the Swiss health insurance listed at the end of the brochure.
(Host states), CERN is exempt from any contribution to Swiss and             • The Swiss health insurance (SAM) will provide you with an
French national social security systems, provided that it offers its             exemption certificate from LAMal.
personnel a scheme guaranteeing cover equivalent to that which is            • Supply your insurance company with this certificate which
available in the two states. To meet this obligation, CERN has its               proves your exemption from LAMal.
own Health Insurance Scheme and its own Pension Fund
protecting staff members and their dependants from the economic          6.2.2. What is the extent of cover provided?
consequences of:
                                                                         This is outlined in Annex I of the Health Insurance Rules, which you
    a. illness, accidents, disability and death
                                                                         should have already received, as well as on the CHIS web site, at the
    b. old age.
                                                                         following address: http://cern.ch/chis
Furthermore, under certain conditions, departing Staff Members may
be eligible for unemployment benefit (see paragraph 6.7)
                                                                         6.2.3. How do I get medical costs reimbursed?
Details regarding the social cover at CERN can also be found in the
Staff Rules and Regulations: Articles S IV 2.01 to 2.07 and Articles R   CERN has entrusted the administration of its Health Insurance
IV 2.01 to 2.03                                                          Scheme to a company called UNIQA. Therefore, after paying for your
                                                                         medical treatment and prescription bills, you can claim part of the

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                                                                             For a LAMal exemption see document in paragraph 6.2.1
expenses back from UNIQA by completing a medical expenses                  6.3. What maternity benefits does CERN
claim form, available on the CHIS web site as well as in the
department’s secretariats. All medical expense claims must be                  grant?
supported by a doctor’s prescription. A deductible of 200 CHF per          Female staff members are entitled to a minimum of 16 weeks’
calendar year is required for each adult.                                  maternity leave (cf. Article R II 4.23 of the Staff Regulations).

6.2.4. What should I do in the event of
hospitalization?
You have a free choice of health care provider. However, the
reimbursement conditions are more favorable for hospitalization in         Medical expenses pertaining to maternity (for staff members or their
any of the public hospitals, or in any of the private hospitals that are   partners) are reimbursed by the CERN Health Insurance Scheme
preferred providers as defined by the CHIS. (The list of these             (CHIS) under the same conditions as health expenses.
establishments is regularly updated on the CHIS web site).
On admission to hospital, you should present your CHIS                     6.4. Medical Services and Hospitals
membership card. This is automatically sent to you by post. In the
majority of the hospitals in the region, this card is sufficient for       Geneva has a number of group medical practices (“permanences
admission. However, some hospitals, request a guarantee before             médicales”), which mainly deal with minor accidents or emergencies.
admitting a patient. At the request of the hospital or the Member          These are open 24 hours a day.
himself, UNIQA can send this guarantee which will prevent you from         The city has an excellent hospital service:
having to pay a deposit.                                                   •  Hôpital Cantonal Universitaire (state-run) is the largest hospital in
                                                                               the Geneva region and the best equipped. It is also the only
                                                                               establishment to have a 24-hour emergency service for all kinds
6.2.5. Where can I get further information?                                    of treatment and for all age groups. (tel: 022 372 33 11)
For further information concerning the CHIS and the health insurance       •  Clinique Générale Beaulieu (private) has a tariff agreement with
benefits, please consult the CHIS web site: http//www.cern.ch/chis,            the CERN Health Insurance Scheme (tel: 022 839 55 55)
where you will find some frequently asked questions, or contact the        •  Hôpital de la Tour (privately-owned) is the closest to CERN (tel:
UNIQA office.                                                                 022 719 61 11). There is a 24-hour emergency service but only
UNIQA - CERN                                                                  for adults (tel: 022 719 62 81)
Main building 63 (next to the Post Office)                                 •  There is also a medical infrastructure in the canton de Vaud, (see
                                                                              the list of preferred providers available on http://cern.ch/chis ).
   : 8.30 am to 12.30 pm and 13.30 am to 17.30 pm : (+41) (0)22 767
27 30 (interne: 72730)                                                     The closest hospitals in France are in the Haute Savoie:
                                                                           •  Hôpital de Saint Julien-en-Genevois (tel: 04 50 49 65 65)
E- : Uniqa.Assurances@cern.ch
                                                                           •  Hôpital d‘Annemasse-Bonneville (tel: 04 50 87 47 47)
http://www.uniqa.ch
                                                                           •  Polyclinique de Savoie, Annemasse (tel: 04 50 95 41 41)
Opening times:
Mon – Weds – Fri: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tues – Thurs: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
                                                                             Your pension entitlement is 2% of the reference salary for each year
                                                                             of membership, with a maximum pension of 70% of the last reference
                                                                             salary, after 35 years of service. Regarding transfers, where the
                                                                             member has less than five years of service, the transfer value shall
                                                                             be paid into another pension scheme, or at his request, to the
                                                                             member himself. Where the member has between five and ten years
                                                                             of service, he shall have the choice between a deferred retirement
                                                                             pension, or payment into another pension scheme, or, if the latter
                                                                             option is not possible, to himself. Where the member has ten or more
                                                                             years of service, he shall have the choice between a deferred
                                                                             retirement pension, and payment into a pension scheme, or, if the
The following information can be obtained from Social Affairs:               latter is not possible, into a private insurance scheme offering
•   A list of emergency telephone numbers for both Switzerland and           comparable guarantees.
    France                                                                   The Pension Fund is a complex system, with each person’s individual
•   Lists of doctors and specialists in Geneva, indicating the various       circumstances requiring detailed analysis. For more information do
    languages spoken, and in the neighbouring regions of France              not hesitate to contact the:

                                                                             Benefits Service Building 5/1-028
Social Affairs Service Building 33/R-028
                                                                             Open Tues/Weds/Thurs from 10 - 12 a.m. / 3 -5 p.m.
  : (+41) (0)22 767 42 01 (internal: 74201)
                                                                                : (+41) (0)22 767 91 94 or 767 87 98 or 767 27 38
E- : social.affairs@cern.ch
Web: https://cern.ch/hr-services/Ben/Social/mandate.asp                      (internal: 79194 or 78798 or 72738)
                                                                             Fax: (+41) (0)22 767 69 95
6.5. Am I insured against loss of salary?                                    http://cern.ch/pensions/

Article R II 4.13 of the Staff Regulations stipulates that in any period
of 36 months you are entitled to 12 months’ sick leave on full pay,          Before coming to CERN, you should check with your pension
followed by 18 months’ sick leave on two-thirds pay.                         scheme in your home country and work out whether it is advisable to
                                                                             remain a member given that most CERN contracts are of limited
If you join the Staff Association, it offers you the possibility of taking   duration.
out supplementary insurance covering the remaining third of your
salary after 12 months of sick leave and your whole salary from the
30th to the 36th month. UNIQA also offers all staff members the              6.7. What unemployment benefit does CERN
possibility of taking out equivalent loss-of-salary insurance.                   pay?
                                                                             CERN pays unemployment benefit, provided that you have worked at
6.6. How does the CERN Pension Fund                                          CERN as a Staff Member for at least six months, are involuntarily
    operate?                                                                 unemployed and have registered as a job-seeker with the appropriate
                                                                             services. This benefit varies from 70% to 80% of the basic salary
The CERN Pension Fund pays retirement pensions and invalidity                (currently the maximum salary used for this purpose is 8100 5 .-- CHF
benefits to its members as well as certain benefits for surviving            per month). It is payable, along with your infant allowance, your
spouses and orphans.
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family and dependent child allowances, for a maximum of 60 weeks,
during which time CERN refunds your health insurance contributions,         c/ CERN makes special provisions for handicapped children (cf.
should you so request.                                                      Annex R A 4, Article R A 4.02 of the Staff Rules and Regulations).

7.      Other CERN allowances

7.1. Family allowance, dependent child
    allowance and infant allowance
CERN pays monthly family, dependent child and infant allowances.
The amounts of the various allowances are set out in Annex R A 3 of
the Staff Rules and Regulations

7.2. International indemnity
For each completed 6-month period CERN pays an international
indemnity corresponding to 9% or 12% of the basic salary, depending
on family status, to members of the personnel fulfilling the criteria for
the award of the indemnity (see Article R V 1.26 of the Staff
Regulations). Once an indefinite contract has been awarded, the
amount of the international indemnity decreases annually to reach
zero at the end of the sixth year following the award of the contract
(see Annex R A 8 of the Staff Rules and Regulations).

7.3. Reimbursement of education fees
CERN contributes to the education fees of each dependent child (cf.
Article R IV 1.04 of the Staff Regulations).

a/ In the case of staff receiving the international indemnity, CERN
contributes 75% of education fees, subject to a ceiling that varies
according to the geographical location of the educational
establishment concerned (cf. Annex R A 4, Article R A 4.01 of the
Staff Rules and Regulations).

b/ Staff not in receipt of the international indemnity may be entitled,
under certain conditions, to the reimbursement of school registration
fees from the nursery school to the secondary school level. In the
case of post-secondary education CERN contributes 75% of
education fees, subject to a ceiling that varies according to the
geographical location of the educational establishment concerned (cf.
Annex R A 4, Article R A 4.01 of the Staff Rules and Regulations).

				
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