A-Z for Staff
Duration of employmentFixed-term contracts expire at the end of their stipulated duration without notice of termination.
Permanent contracts are terminated either by resignation, dismissal, or staff reaching retirement age.
Employment ends automatically with a staff member’s claim to full incapacity benefit.
Contracts can be terminated upon mutual consent at any point in time.
Employer’s certificateFor each calendar year, German and French cross-border commuters are required to submit two copies of a resident’s certificate (i.e. “Attestation de résidence”) of their own accord.
Without this certificate, the University of Basel is legally obliged to deduct the full amount of TDS (i.e. tax deducted at source).
Family allowancesApplications for family allowance should be submitted to the family compensation fund (FAK). The application form “Application for Child Benefit and Family Allowance” is available for download.
Please send the completed form and all necessary documents to your HR officer. On receipt of the submitted application, the Family Compensation Fund will decide on a family allowance payment. Payments are effected by the university.
Family allowance per child: CHF 200.00 per month for children up to the age of 16 (not in training); CHF 250.00 per month for children aged 16 to 25 (in training, without income).
Please notify HR of any changes to your marital status, the number of children, place of residence, your partner’s employment, etc. For further details on family allowances, see www.ak-bs.ch.
Fixed-term employmentFixed-term employment contracts are issued to junior assistants, assistants, assistant professors (tenured and nontenured), sessional lecturers, as well as staff funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and by other third parties, as well as project staff.
All other university staff are as a rule contracted on a permanent basis; arrangements for fixed-term employment may be made in exceptional cases and are subject to appropriate reasons being given.
Flexitime / flexitime balanceStaff are entitled to independently determine their working hours within the university’s flexitime scheme. Flexitime comprises core working hours and discretionary flexible hours.
Core working hours are: Monday to Friday 09.00–11.00 and 14.00–16.00. Absences for personal reasons should be avoided during core hours.
Staff may decide when they wish to commence and finish their working hours within the following bandwidths: Mondays to Fridays 06.00– 09.00, 11.00–14.00, and 16.00–20.00. Staff are entitled to make special arrangements with their line managers.
Heads of department and staff line managers are responsible for ensuring the correct management of the university’s flexitime scheme.