It is not appropriate to discuss internal matters publicly, through blogs or any other public media. Even if you consider that you are blogging in your personal capacity, a blog can reflect upon the reputation of CERN. Blogging can also adversely impact work as well as professional relationships. The lack of progress on a project and other internal issues should be handled through internal discussion and collaboration.
I am witnessing what I believe to be gross misconduct practically daily and am very worried about my colleague. What should I do?
Threatening behaviour and bullying is unacceptable and should be immediately reported to the Human Resources Department irrespective of the contractual situation. In addition, you may encourage your colleague to contact the Ombuds about the matter.
(behaviour towards LD contract holders)
CERN communication facilities
Although it is tolerated to the extent that calls are infrequent, systematic use of your CERN GSM for non-professional purposes would constitute a misuse of CERN resources. You should consider asking for a private subscription, which would allow personal calls to be charged to your salary. Or you should acquire a private mobile phone.
(CERN mobile phones)
CERN computing facilities
No. You should avoid actions that could create a hostile work environment or make others feel uncomfortable in the office. Giving sexually explicit pictures to colleagues at CERN could constitute harassment, and may also violate the CERN Computing Rules, as set out in Operational Circular No. 5.
(use of professional e-mail accounts)
No. Personal use of file-sharing programs is not permitted at CERN, as it typically involves the exchange of copyrighted material which violates the CERN Computing Rules, as set out in Operational Circular No. 5. However, requests for professional use of file-sharing programs may be submitted to the CERN Computer Security Officer.
Even if you use your own computer, on your own time, you are using CERN’s network resources and, in particular, a CERN-owned IP address. This means that any network activity, which includes visiting websites and blogs, may be tracked back to that CERN IP address. Your activity could, therefore, have a negative impact on CERN’s reputation, for example if you exchange copyrighted files via P2P networks. Please review the CERN Computing Rules, as set out in Operational Circular No. 5, and ensure your use of your computer and CERN computing facilities is in compliance.
(in free time)