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Organization of work-life balance

KIT scheme (keeping in touch)
The KIT scheme is designed to maintain contact between the TU Berlin and staff on parental leave, strengthen links to the TUB and facilitate the process of returning to work after parental leave. Click here for more information on the KIT scheme.

Transition to flexible working hours
The TU Berlin can offer you various options in order to make the transition to flexible working hours which are conducive to finding the right balance between work and family life. You can obtain information in your personnel teams, from the Personnel Representation Council and in the Family Services Office.

  • Agreement on transition to flexible working hours (DV Flex)
  • Various part-time arrangements
  • Sabbaticals
  • Special leave of absence (art. §28+29 of state collective pay agreement (TV-L))
  • Agreement on alternating telework (DV-Telearbeit)

lllness of child
As an employee you can take up to 10 days off work in any given calendar year if your child is ill. The details are set out in the collective pay agreement (see below). You may also be able to claim sickness benefit for the care of the child. The following paragraphs of the fifth German code of social law (SGB 5) will tell you if you are eligible to claim and, if so, for how long and in what amount:

Further education opportunities
The Further Training Services Office (II WB) and the Center for Further Academic Training (ZEWK) offer continuing education opportunities for all TUB employees even during parental leave. The courses are aimed at members of staff and managerial staff.


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