Proton Synchrotron Division


PS/DR/Note 2002-004 (Min.)      


Summary of the Meeting of the PS Management Board

held on 14.01.2002


Present : S. Baird, J. Boillot, D. Boimond (Staff Association), M. Chanel, G. Daems, J.P. Delahaye (Chairman), B. Frammery, R. Garoby, G. Geschonke, J. Gruber, M. Lindroos, S. Maury, K. Metzmacher, S.L. Neboux (Secretary), J.P. Potier, J.P. Riunaud, K. Schindl

:B.W. Allardyce, H. Haseroth

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J.P. Delahaye started the meeting by congratulating the OP team which participated in the 24 hour ski event in aid of cancer research for children. It was composed of six people from OP Group who achieved 298.4 km of downhill skiing during the 24 hours.

1. Follow-up of previous meeting and matters arising

2. Follow-up of the PS complex shutdown work

3. Operators' work programme during the shutdown

S. Baird presented the list of operators and the work that has been assigned to them during the long shutdown. Work covers software applications (standard CO), special software, hardware, administration, measurements and installation. Almost all requests from groups have been satisfied. Approximately half of the jobs will be supervised directly by the groups concerned.

B. Frammery suggested that the PS/OP shutdown lectures which take place during January and February, could be regrouped and held over a shorter period. It should be noted that these lectures are open to anybody interested.

In order to organise the work programme of the operators efficiently, any requests from the groups should be given to S. Baird as far in advance as possible.

4. Staff Association

D. Boimond said that the Staff Association is also suffering from the diminishing number of staff and would like to encourage younger members to take an active part in the Staff Association in order to defend the rights of the personnel.

Information received after the meeting : representatives of the Staff Association met Dr. Aymar, Chairman of the ERC (External Review Committee), on Saturday, 12.01.2002 and very open discussions were held. At the request of Dr. Aymar, the Executive Committe will prepare a document with their assessment of the situation and proposals for the future.

                                                       Susan Neboux

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