Equal Opportunities Office at the University Medical Center

The equal opportunities representative at the University Medical Center (UMC) offers counseling and advice and provides support to the UMC in reducing existing disadvantages to women in its workforce. The work of the equal opportunities representative takes place at an interdisciplinary level and extends to many essential parts of university administration: work in governing bodies and councils, participation in the employment procedure for all employees (including researchers and administrators), addressing complaints from female employees, helping to reconcile the demands of family, profession and student status, developing guidelines for the support of women in the workplace (Gender Equality Policies and Action Plans), public relations as well as providing support to women’s groups. The equal opportunities representative is supported in her work by an equal opportunities bureau which includes one assistant, two co-workers and one student helper. The equal opportunities bureau works as both a contact point and information center for female UMC members. The office provides information on women’s issues and on equal opportunities at the workplace. Journals, flyers, and books on many subjects related to women’s issues are made available as current reference material. The equal opportunities bureau also offers lectures on women-specific topics and events organized by and for women and men. Furthermore, it provides information on family-friendly support structures at the UMC and assists in finding childcare support.

Anja Lipschik, Equal Opportunities Officer at the University Medical Center (UMC)

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