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The Personnel Faction

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Characteristic of our Personnel Faction - with nine members the largest faction in the university council - is the diversity of its members; scientific staff as well as supportive staff working in many different Faculties and Departments. Therefore we can combine our knowledge and experience and represent all layers of our organization. There is ample opportunity for a diversity of opinions, but on a common base.

Elections 2017

The active faction: keep the UG on track

this is our team for 2017-2019: Rocio Aguilar Suarez (FMS/PhD), Casper Albers (FBSS), Antoon de Baets (Arts), Bart Beijer (Law), Dinie Bouwman (FBSS), John Hoeks (Arts), Dirk-Jan Scheffers (FSE), Olaf Scholten (KVI/FSE), Carlien Vermue (CIT).

Important issues that are going to affect us all in the coming years are for example:

1) Yantai; soon the final decision must be taken. Together with the Lijst Calimero student faction, the Personnel Faction has ensured that the University Council and the Faculty Councils have right of consent with respect to the plans for Yantai. This right of consent allows the councils to assess the plans as well as their support throughout the university community.

2) The Executive Board; between 2018 and 2020, the appointments of all three Board members will end. The University Council has advisory rights on the profile for the candidates, advisory right on the intended appointment, and two places in the nomination advisory board.

3) Financing of education; the Personnel Faction is opposed to new bureaucracy- and workload-increasing performance agreements.

What has the Personnel Faction done and achieved in recent years?

  • We brought about that the University Council and the Faculty Councils have the right of consent on the plans for Yantai.
  • Regarding outsourcing of Food & Drinks, we have achieved that Food & Drinks staff keep their employment with the university.
  • Only after compelling substantive promises from the Executive Board on six core demands from our side have we consented to the Bursary Experiment for PhDs, which lead to many more promotional positions at the UG next year.
  • Together with the Science Faction, we repeatedly demanded modification of the heavily criticized ATPI booking system – which has now been done!
  • We have made sure that parental leave also applies to PhDs throughout the university.
  • On our insistence, the Executive Board has officially stated that course evaluations may not be used without due consideration in making personnel decisions.
  • We have strived for and achieved that a teaching (instead of a research) career is also an accepted path in the UG personnel policy.

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