Privileges and immunities
No. All CERN personnel, regardless of grade, are subject to national traffic laws. For example, should you incur any speeding tickets, you are expected to pay the fine(s).
Conduct on the road can reflect upon CERN’s reputation, especially where it concerns a car that is identifiable as belonging to CERN or to a CERN staff member. If you are entitled to a CD plate, you should understand that you are a role model and, if anything, try to go beyond minimum requirements.
Q: I must complete an application form for my children to attend the “Centre de loisirs”. It asks about my family income. As my income as a CERN staff member is exempt from national taxation, what implications does this have if I apply for public benefits based on taxable income (means-tested benefits)?
A: You should refrain from taking advantage of your status in order to obtain benefits for which you would not qualify if your income as a CERN staff member were taken into account. Such benefits, normally reserved for low-income categories of the population, include interest-free mortgages, low-rent public sector housing and the lowest charges for education or supervision of children