Work-life-balance

Vacation

Paid Short Break

A vacation is any paid or unpaid absence of service granted on a submitted application.

Paid short breaks may not exceed 6 working days per calendar year. The institution may grant paid short breaks as follows:

  • sudden illness of a close family member: up to 4 working days
  • death of a close family member: up to 4 working days
  • Marriage: up to 2 working days
  • Registration of same-sex couples: up to 2 working days
  • Change of residence: up to 2 working days
  • Participation in delegate meetings of associations of state personnel: up to 2 working days
  • Board members of associations of state personnel: up to 3 working days

For medical or dental examinations, employees receive 1 hour per visit per working day (regardless of the level of employment). For longer lasting medical and medically prescribed therapeutic treatments, the time actually required may be counted as working time if approved by the superior.

Unpaid Leave

A vacation is any paid or unpaid absence of service granted on a submitted application.

The institution grants its employees an unpaid leave. The duration of the unpaid leave as well as the regulation of the insurance must be reported to the Personnel Department at least 30 days before the start of the leave. You have to hand in an application approved by the superior and a mutation form.

Insurance Unpaid Leave

The insured person remains insured against the risks of death and disability with the benefits insured prior to commencement of the unpaid leave. Both employee and employer contributions have to be paid during the leave period. Further information is provided in the BPK Pension Regulations.

Unpaid Leave Credit

Unpaid leave time is not credited as working time.

Illness and Accidents on Unpaid Leave

The occurrence of an illness or accident during unpaid leave does not cause the termination of leave and does not grant the payment sick leave.