ITER is on the move
At the end of November it is finally going to happen, part of the ITER Organization will move onto the ITER site and into the new temporary building JWS 2, which will be renamed ITER Headquarters after the move.
More than just a move, this is a true milestone in the history of ITER because the Organization will finally move onto its own grounds.
Exactly 210 employees will be moving to the new building; others will stay on the CEA grounds for now.
The departments that will move to JWS 2 at the end of November are: the Office of the Director-General, Administration, Civil Construction & Site, Safety & Security, part of the Project Office, part of CODAC, Heating & Diagnostics, part of Central Engineering & Plant, and 10 European Domestic Agency employees.
The actual move of the Office of the Director-General and Administration will take place over the weekend of 22 and 23 November and will be carried out by our logistics section and an outside removals company. The other departments will follow in the course of the week of 24-28 November.
In the week prior to the move, all employees involved will receive cartons in which to pack their files and other belongings. The removals company will take care of moving all computer equipment as well as the cartons to the new offices.
All personnel moving to the ITER site will receive a new telephone number, but the old numbers will stay valid in parallel until 1 January 2009.
Between the date of the move and 1 January, the pedestrian gate (Rotogate) between the CEA and the ITER site will not be available. During this interim period, for those who come to work by bus, a bus connection will be set up between the CEA bus station and JWS 2. This bus connection will be available in the morning when people arrive, at lunch time to go to the canteen, at 16.15 and at 18.15 to take the bus home.
We will keep you informed during the coming weeks as more details about the move become available.
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