Working from home

In variation from the regulation in the establishment agreement (Dienstvereinbarung), the following procedures have been agreed with the staff council (Personalrat) for the approval and accounting of mobile hours (Mobile Arbeit) and are in effect until further notice:

  • A request for Mobile Arbeit in Atoss is no longer necessary. Instead, an informal request for Mobile Arbeit should be submitted to the supervisor via email. After the mobile hours have been completed, staff should account for the time worked in Atoss using the Stempelsatzgenehmigung function to submit the actual hours worked. To a limited extent, this permits more than or less than the planned regular working hours.
  • Deviations from the regular working hours in terms of absolute time or over a longer time period are only possible with direct agreement from your supervisor.

Detailed information about mobile hours and leaves of absence were distributed by the University Management on 4 November 2020.

Current guidelines for employees during the corona pandemic


  • Do not come to work if you are ill
  • Maintain physical distance and follow the general hygiene measures
  • Wear a face mask
  • Ventilate rooms

Conduct at work:

  • Organize working schedules so that congregations of multiple staff members are avoided
  • Organization of workflows and processes
  • Avoid in-person meetings
  • Alternating or staggered breaks
  • Clean working materials

Mobile hours, leave of absence:

  • Mobile hours are available to staff
  • Leave of absence due to necessary childcare

Provisions for specific groups of people:

  • People in risk groups receive occupational medical care
  • Maternity protection for pregnant and nursing people
  • In-person contact with third-party contractors must be minimized

University events, travel for professional development, official cars:

  • University events are suspended until further notice
  • Travel for professional development is only permitted, if absolutely necessary

Psychological stress / psychological counseling

  • The university offers psychological counseling

Contact with the coronavirus

  • Entry on campus is not permitted
  • Employees with the infection are unfit for work (‘Arbeitsunfähig’)
  • In cases of contact with other people with the infection, employees are unfit for work (‘Arbeitsunfähig’)

More information is available from the University Management from 22 February 2021 in the letter “Aktuelle Regelungen für Beschäftigte während der Corona-Pandemie”.