Teleworking/Home Office

A flexible organization of work supports employees in reconciling their work-, family- and private- life. As a spatially flexible measure, the university offers teleworking since 2008.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the university instructed its employees to do their work from home if possible. For many employees this was a new experience, many were not equipped with the necessary infrastructure (e.g. computers with appropriate software, internet connection with a sufficient data transfer rate, ergonomic office equipment). However, due to the ongoing "state of emergency", work in home office has become a structural part of working life for many employees.

Occupational health and safety must also be guaranteed in the home office. Therefore, it is worthwhile to rely on the already existing regulations for the formalisation of teleworking at the university and to submit an official application for a teleworking place.

This is especially recommended if you have had positive experiences with working from home and wish to continue this form of work in the long term.
The advantages of contractually regulated teleworking include:

  • Securing a workstation that complies with safety, ergonomic and data protection regulations
  • Provision of technically necessary equipment by the university
  • Expense allowance of approx. 10 €/month for the provision of private telecommunications and Internet access
  • Insurance coverage

  • If you would like to apply for teleworking, please contact your manager.
    The Equal Opportunities and Diversity Unit will be happy to advise you on your application for a teleworking place.
    You can find more detailed information and the legal foundation in the employee’s portal (Intranet).