Flexible Working Time Models

GFZ employees can structure their working hours flexibly within a specific framework that includes flexitime, teleworking, and various part-time models.

Daily working hours at the GFZ are generally flexible. A working hours framework and core working hours apply. Flexitime allows employees to decide the times they start and finish work themselves to a great extent. A detailed works agreement governs the conditions for working hours.

To facilitate greater flexibility in work and family life, a teleworking position may be agreed for a GFZ employee, with the work then being done from home. The extent and duration of a teleworking position are tailored to individual needs. A works agreement has also been agreed between the employee committee and the GFZ for this.

Along with positions that were originally part-time, all new positions at the GFZ are basically eligible for a part-time option, with few exceptions. Furthermore, the GFZ creates options for employees who already work full-time and who may wish to work part-time. Various part-time models are used for structuring the part-time work in order to be able to take into account the individual wishes of employees.

Further Information

Closely related is the topic "equal opportunities" on which you may find information on these pages.