Become a delegate

What is the role of the staff delegate?

The role of the staff delegate is essential because he or she will participate in the meetings of the Staff Council, whose mission includes determining the broad lines of the Association’s policy, supervising its implementation by the Executive Committee, electing the Executive Committee and convening an ordinary or extraordinary General Assembly.  He or she will also be the point of contact and link between the members of personnel and the Staff Association and will have to advise or guide his or her colleagues according to the issues they encounter.

Being a staff delegate also means participating in the work of at least one of the internal committees of the Staff Association on specific topics (pension, social protection, conditions of employment, health and safety, legal issues, drafting articles or dealing with questions of information and training) and thus sharing ideas and proposals, but also being mandated by the Association to participate in the work of official bodies of the Organisation or various working groups. 

But being a representative is first and foremost about serving and defending the personnel and being an active citizen of the Organization by contributing to the revision and writing of its laws (Operational & Administrative Circulars) and processes.

Becoming a delegate is also a personal and professional development

Becoming a delegate is surely also an enrichment that finds its application in his other professional activities:

  • Discover other aspects of the Organization than those previously encountered;
  • Acquire new skills through new roles and activities profitable in all areas of its activities at CERN; and
  • Meet new colleagues.

Who can be a delegate? How to register for the next elections?

All Employed members of personnel (MPE), fellows and Associated members of personnel (MPA), who are also members of the Staff Association, can sign up and apply.

Elections take place every two years and delegates are elected by members of the Staff Association of the electoral college to which they belong.

Get involved for your Organization, for your Electoral College colleagues, for CERN staff and, more generally, for the CERN community!