Employees of the GFZ can have a say in their working conditions. Their interests are protected by the employee committee, the youth and trainees council JAV (Jugend- und Ausbildungsvertretung), and the doctoral students' representative group. The representative body for disabled employees and the equal opportunities officer are also involved in ensuring fair working conditions for everyone.
GFZ employees find more detailed information within the GFZ intranet
Chair: Dr. Holger Schelle, Deputy: Dr. Andrea Vieth-Hillebrand
The staff council is made up of elected members who represent employees' interests. It ensures compliance with legal norms, collective labour agreements, and administrative regulations on behalf of the employees.
Chair: PD Dr. Ute Weckmann, Deputies: Dr. Maren Brehme, Dr. Judith Schicks, Anke Lerch, Meike Holdorff, Assistant: Danielle Tölg
The equal opportunities commissioner advocates an increase in the proportion of women in science and research, and especially in management positions, and is on hand with help and advice for all female employees.
Chair: Sabine Thiel, Deputy: Dr. Andrea Vieth-Hillebrand
The representative body for disabled employees seeks the integration of disabled people and promotes their equality, represents their interests in the GFZ, and is there to support and advise them.
Chair: Jens Golz, Deputies: Lisa Igel, Lina Harfenmeister
Our centre makes an important contribution to the education of young people. Their special interests are understood by JAV, the youth and and education representative body.
The group "GeO doc" represents doctoral students' interests and is their point of contact in all matters that concern them. In the GFZ, "GeO doc" provides an interface between doctoral students, the research centre, and the universities involved. There are regular seminars for doctoral students where they can share scientific information and there is also a PhD day every year. Social contacts can be established at the barbecue evenings and other events.