The main highlight of 2014 was the launching of the 2015 five-yearly review of the financial and social conditions of members of the personnel which is due to be completed by December 2015. The purpose of the review is three-fold: it is to ensure, as regards staff members, that the financial and social conditions offered by the Organization allow it to recruit and retain the staff members required for the execution of its mission from all Member States, as regards fellows, that the financial and social conditions offered remain attractive compared to those in comparable research institutions and, finally, as regards associated members of the personnel (MPAs), that the financial and social conditions offered allow CERN to host MPAs in its research facilities, taking into account the highest cost-of-living level in the local region of the Organization. Apart from the mandatory elements of the review i.e. basic salaries for staff members, stipends for fellows and subsistence indemnities for associated members of the personnel, the proposal made by the Management to also review the CERN career structure as well as diversity-related social and financial conditions, was unanimously approved by Council in June 2014. Following this approval, the data collection procedure on the various social and financial conditions could commence with a view to be completed by early 2015.