Terms of employment

Leiden University offers staff attractive terms of employment, including a holiday allowance of 8% and a structural annual bonus of 8.3%. It is also possible, for example, to customise your terms of employment using the Terms of Employment Options Model. Here you will find an overview of the terms of employment that might be of interest to you as a member of staff.

Leiden University offers staff attractive terms of employment, including a holiday allowance of 8% and a structural annual bonus of 8.3%. It is also possible, for example, to customise your terms of employment using the Terms of Employment Options Model. Here you will find an overview of the terms of employment that might be of interest to you as a member of staff.

  • Salary
  • Commuting expenses
  • Individual Choices Model
  • Flexible working hours / annual agreements
  • Leave
  • Ancillary activities
  • Childcare
  • Pension with the ABP

Extra occupational disability insurance (please note the deadline)

For more information please contact your HR Department.
In the HR A-Z Index you will find the most important HR topics in alphabetical order.

Salary

On the basis of the job level agreed with you, you have been placed in one of the salary scales in Appendix A of the cao of Dutch Universities. You can view and download your salary specifications and annual income statement via Self Service.

More about salary

Commuting expenses

The University offers an allowance for commuting expenses. The commuting allowance is based on the following criteria:

  • The basis for the allowance is the one-way distance between an employee’s home and work address;
  • The first 10 kilometres are not included;
  • The allowance amounts to 7 cents per kilometre;
  • The maximum allowance per month amounts to €45;
  • If an employee commutes fewer than 5 days a week, the allowance is adjusted proportionately.

More about commuting expenses

Individual Choices Model

The Individual Choices Model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of conditions of employment by exchanging them for other benefits. All the possible ‘sources’ and ‘targets’ and the final dates on which you must make your choices known within a given calendar year can be found on the staff portal. For nearly all choices you can use Self Service.

More about the Individual Choices Model

Flexible working hours/annual agreements

A full working week is 38 hours. You can diverge from this if you reach an agreement to this effect with your manager, for example, that you work 40 hours per week and save extra leave or that you surrender leave and work 36 hours per week. The difference may amount to a maximum of two hours per week. If you work part time this is reduced proportionately.
Academic staff  have the extra option of reaching an annual agreement with their manager.

More about flexible working hours / annual agreements

Leave

The annual holiday entitlement amounts to 232 hours per calendar year for a working week of 38 hours. Depending on the flexible working hours option you have chosen, your total holiday leave may be more or less than this.

You can use Self Service to manage your leave calendar. You can log on with your ULCN account and your personal password. If you have requested leave, your manager can approve or reject this request via Self Service.

More about working hours and leave

Ancillary activities

As a staff member you are obliged to report ancillary activities and you are not permitted to carry out ancillary activities unless you have the approval of the Board of your faculty or service. Ancillary activities are understood to mean all activities which are not carried out in your capacity as a Leiden University employee, regardless of whether or not you receive a remuneration for the activities, or whether the activities are carried out during or outside contracted hours).

More about ancillary activities

Childcare

Your child will receive proper care and supervision at ‘De Kattekop’ daycare centre. The staff are qualified and work according to an educational plan. The daycare centre is reserved for staff and students of Leiden University and the affiliated institutions.

More about De Kattekop

Pension with the ABP

If you start a new job at Leiden University you begin to build up a pension with the ABP straight away.

More about pension, about transferal of benefits and about the possibility to register your marriage abroad or a co-habitation contract with ABP

Extra insurance in case of occupational disability

Do you want to reduce the financial consequences of occupational disability? With the additional IPAP insurance you are assured of an extra allowance in the case of occupational disability. The University has a collective contract, which means that you pay the premium via your salary. You can register within six months of commencing work at the University without needing to fill in a medical statement.

More about the occupational invalidity insurance

Last Modified: 01-07-2016