Part-time models make it easier to reconcile professional and family obligations. Refer to the internal pages of the Staff Service Portal: Part-time / change in hours to find out more about these options for salaried employees and civil servants.
- The collective agreement for the public sectors of the German states (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst der Länder, TV-L) and the German part-time and fixed-term contract act (Teilzeit- und Befristungsgesetz, TzBfG) fundamentally include regulations on part-time employment.
- In accordance with Section 6 TzBfG, the employer must make it possible for the employee to work part-time in line with the TzBfG.
- In accordance with Section 8 TzBfG, employees have a right to reduce their working time.
- In particular, part-time employment for family reasons is regulated in •Section 11 subsection 1 TV-L,
- Section 3 of the act on periods of nursing care (Gesetz über die Pflegezeit, PflegeZG), and
- Section 15 subsection 4 of the act on national parental pay and parental leave (Bundeselterngeld- und Elternzeitgesetz, BEEG).
Telework and Mobile Work are terms for models in which you do some of your work from your own home. Further information and the relevant forms can be found on the internal pages of the Staff Service Portal: Telework.
Flexitime regulations constitute a major improvement for technical, library, and administrative staff.
When a child is sick
When a child is sick and included on a parent’s state insurance coverage policy, the parent is entitled to apply for time off after presenting a doctor’s certificate. Parents are entitled to up to 10 days of “sick child leave” for each child every calendar year and single parents up to 20 days off for each child. Parents are entitled to a maximum of 25 days of sick child leave for each child every calendar year. Single parents are entitled to a maximum of 50 days per child each calendar year. If this benefit has been depleted, Section 29 of the collective wage agreement for the public sectors of the German states (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst der Länder, TV-L) provides time off work while guaranteeing continued remuneration for the care of a child below the age of 12. The entitlement for this kind of time off work can be claimed for up to 4 working days per year.
You can submit an application (PDF, in German only) to the respective Department 6: Human Resources. You can also apply for sick child leave from your respective health insurance provider, although they generally do not fully cover the incurred loss of earnings. You can find additional information on how to apply and about the amount of sick child leave directly from your health insurance provider. You can transfer the sick child leave benefit from one parent to the other. The sick child benefit can be transferred if one parent is unable to claim it for personal or professional reasons. In addition, both parents must be enrolled in state insurance coverage and the partner’s employer as well as the respective health insurance provider must agree to the transfer. You can find additional information about this from your health insurance provider.
If you are covered by private insurance: All employees with state insurance coverage have a right to sick child leave. In the event that one parent is privately insured and the other is covered by a state insurance policy, benefits depend on the child’s insurance coverage. This benefit is not applicable to children insured by a privately insured parent since these provisions apply only to employees with state insurance coverage. This applies regardless to whether the other parent is covered by state insurance, since in this case no family insurance policy exists. In this case you are not legally entitled to sick child benefits. If your child is sick, you must eventually clarify this with your private insurance provider. Contact your private insurance provider for additional information.
Service: Parent-child room
The parent-child room in the University Administration
The parent-child room at Mittelweg 177 (ground floor, Room S 0014) is available to all University Administration employees for short-term gaps in childcare. In exceptional cases, academic faculty and other University staff members may also use the room. For more information and to register prior to first use, please contact Svenja Saure (svenja.saure"AT"uni-hamburg.de)!
Advance registration required: familienbuero"AT"uni-hamburg.de
Booking requests: email@example.com(loge-mittelweg"AT"uni-hamburg.de)
Building 67, Room 004, Building 6, Room 001 and Building 610 (HARBOR), Room 2026
Luruper Chaussee 149
For registration, booking requests and further Informations please contact Eileen Schwanold (eileen.schwanold"AT"uni-hamburg.de)
Informatikum, Haus C, Room 120
For registration, booking requests and further Informations please contact Sebastian Zubrzycki (sebastian.zubrzycki"AT"uni-hamburg.de)
Parent-child room Institute of Psychology
Parent-child room Faculty of Humanities
Parent-child room Department of Asia-Africa Studies
ESA East, Room 107
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, East wing