Working hours, committee times and vacation

Here you will find all the information you need about a family-friendly working day, including flexible working hours, family-friendly committee and meeting times, as well as advice for lecturers who have to take leave during lecture times to look after their children.

Flexible working hours

Flexible working hours

[Translate to English:] Eine Laptoptastatur

Family interests are increasingly taken into account in the service agreement on flexible working hours at the University Erfurt. In individual cases, special working time models can be agreed with employees.

  • Core hours for full-time employees have been established. In justified cases, the core time can be interrupted after consultation with the direct superior.
  • The compensation periods for working time credits were extended.
  • Special leave can also be approved.

Family-friendly committee and meeting times

Family-friendly committee and meeting times

Sitzungssaal in der Villa Martin, Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät der Universität Erfurt

The action programme for the "audit family-friendly university" includes a family-conscious session design. This enables employees with family responsibilities to better plan their work and everyday life.


  • When scheduling meetings, the time corridors of part-time employees and parents are taken into account (mornings, during core childcare hours).
  • Early communication of appointments facilitates family organisation.
  • Tight schedules and moderation limit the duration of meetings (e.g. agenda with time limits).

Vacation for teaching staff

Vacation for lecturers

Lehramtsstudentin schreibt an eine Tafel, Universität Erfurt

Lecturers may take time off during the lecture period if the following conditions are met:

  • The leave is used to look after school-age children during the holidays or to look after relatives in need of care.
  • The leave comprises a maximum of five consecutive working days during the lecture period.
  • Courses are not cancelled; they are made up for promptly. Classroom teaching must be carried out as such.
  • The written consent of the subject supervisor(s) has been obtained.
  • The application must be approved by the President.


Department 2: Human Ressources
Nordhäuser Straße 63
D-99089 Erfurt
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Wednesday: 9 to 11 o'clock
Tuesday and Thursday: 9 to 11 o'clock, 13 to 15 o'clock

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Nordhäuser Straße 63
D-99089 Erfurt
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