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Terms of employment

Here, you will find an overview of the terms of employment as laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU) and our local regulations.

Salary

Your salary depends on your salary scale and job profile in the University Job Ranking (UFO) system.

Holiday allowance and end-of-year bonus

Staff members receive an annual holiday allowance (8% of the gross salary) and an end-of-year bonus (8.3% of the gross salary).

Commuting costs

If you live more than 15 km away from the University, you are eligible for a travel allowance, with a maximum of 0.4 cent per km up to 40 km (one way), regardless of which mode of transport you use to travel to work.

Relocation costs

Are you having to relocate due to your work or are you required by the University to move house? Then you are eligible for a relocation costs allowance. You will find more information about this allowance in the Allowance for relocation costs brochure. If you are eligible, you can fill in the Allowance for relocation costs application form.

Fiscal travel allowance regulation

You may also be able to benefit from the fiscal travel allowance regulation, which enables you to convert (part of your) monthly salary into a (higher) tax-free travel allowance. This depends on your personal situation.

Flexible working hours and leave

A full-time employment contract at the University of Groningen is 38 hours a week, with 232 hours of leave.

On the grounds of Article 5.6 of the Collaborative Labour Agreement, you may choose to work two hours more or two hours less than the standard working week of 38 hours. If you choose to work 40 hours a week, you will receive 96 extra hours of leave. If you prefer to work 36 hours a week, you will relinquish 96 hours of leave.

Pension plan

You accrue a pension with ABP.

Other schemes

  • Collective health insurance via Menzis (collective number: 58012).
  • Supplementary invalidity insurance, plus pension and supplementary surviving dependants’ benefit (ANW) via Loyalis.
  • In some circumstances, staff members who are recruited from abroad may be able to use the 30% facility. You will find more information about this in the 30% facility brochure.
  • Paid parental leave after one year of employment – receive 62.5% of your salary for part of your parental leave.
  • Bicycle Incentive Scheme – provided that you remain employed by the University for at least one year.
  • Tablet/Laptop Scheme – provided that you remain employed by the University for at least one year.
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