What does working from home mean?
Since 1 July onwards, the rule is a mixture of home office and working on campus.
Until 31 March 2021, university members can work from home as far as possible and in coordination with the respective work area. Social aspects - e. g. childcare aspects - must be taken into account. The University will provide the necessary equipment with notebooks for business purposes by the respective departments. Other work equipment is usually not available for the emergency home office; those are available at the university and can be used at the campus.
If individual work areas are not able to provide notebooks for their staff, the IMT can be contacted for the provision of loan equipment.
In order to ensure insurance coverage at the home workplace, the place of work should also be formally moved to the private address. A corresponding form can be found here. Please send the completed form to the personnel department. In the event that the transfer of the place of work to the private address has only been applied for the time until August 31, an extension of relocating the place of work is required using the mentioned form.
Who decides whether working from home is possible? Can the employee decide that herself/himself?
Supervisors bear the final responsibility to decide whether the employees can work from home. The supervisor decides whether employees who are part of the core team can also temporarily work at home. For the central administration, this is decided by the department head (“Dezernatsleitung”).
Working hours when working from home
The basic working time for working from home/emergency home office is determined as follows: Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. During the times at the home office you have to ensure availability. The times may differ from the service times (Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
Can I oblige my employee to divert the call to his or her personal telephone number?
It is not possible to oblige employees to use personal devices. However, if the availability cannot be guaranteed, it is not possible to work from home. In these case, granting recreational leave or flexitime compensation can be considered.
Does the university offer childcare facilities for employees' children or do other arrangements exist?
There are no childcare facilities for employees' children to avoid further infection chains.
Do apprentices come to work?
Since Monday, March 16, apprentices have not been working on Paderborn University’s campus.
Will Paderborn University continue to operate as usual?
The work at the Paderborn University does not continue as usual. As a rule, from July 1, a mixture of working at home and working on campus will be the norm. The buildings will be accessible again as usual from July 1.
As a general rule, no home office abroad should be allowed in the current pandemic.