Archives of Strategic Planning Unit, SPU

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Archives of Strategic Planning Unit, SPU


1953 - 1980

Level of description


Extent of the unit of description

54 items, 3 linear metres

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Name of creator

Strategic Planning Unit Group (SPU), Central Planning Office (CPO)

Administrative history

In 1960 the Budget group moved from the Administration division to the Finance Division.

In 1978 the Buget group was renamed the Central Planning Office and was integrated into the Services of the Director-general.

In 1980 the Central Planning office and Administrative Data Processing Service were regrouped to form Planning and Administrative Data Processing services.

In 1982 the group was transferred to the newly created Management Information Department. Its responsibilities were divided between three groups : Forecasts and statistics group, Data Processing group and Technical support group.

In 1986 the Forecasts and statistics group was renamed the Planning and Budget Office, and was transferred to the Finance Division.

In 1994 the Planning and Budget Office, renamed the Strategic Planning Unit (SPU), moved to the Directorate Service Unit.

In 2004 SPU became part of the Finance Department

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Florence Rabier , DSU Divisional Record Officer (DRO) in April 2002

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Scope and content

The mission of the Strategic Planning Unit group is to help management with the long term planning activities and resources optimisation. It provides models for medium and long-term personnel and financial planning. It is in charge of compiling the medium-term plan of CERN Scientific activities and budget estimates which is approved annually by the CERN Council.

This collection contains records concerning divisional budget, forecast budget, Study Group on Administration Structure SGAS, Directorate Programme Office DIR-PO, Construction Committee (COCO) of Intersecting Storage Rings, Groupe de Travail sur les Systèmes d'Informatique de Gestion (GTSIG), long-term planning, Programme Budget System (PSB), staff statisitics , lists of personnel...

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Nothing was destroyed.


No further accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

The original order has been preserved.

Conditions of access and use [Top]

Conditions governing access

See file level description and the CERN operational circular No 3: rules applicable to archival material and archiving at CERN. In general, records on any subject that are over 30 years old, and all records of a purely scientific nature, may be consulted.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright is retained by CERN, no reproduction without permission.

Language / scripts of material

Most of the material is written in English.

Finding aids

Listed to file level in the CERN Archives Database.

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Archivist's note

Description prepared by Sandrine Reyes.

Date(s) of description

Geneva, the 3rd May 2005.