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The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts offers progressive employment conditions; flexible hours and workplaces facilitate independent work, increasing the compatibility of work and private life.
Employment with the HSLU is governed by the Canton of Lucerne’s public employment law as well as the Ordinance on the Personnel of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
With annual working time and with objective and performance agreements, the HSLU creates employment relationship that cater to its employees’ personal needs.
The HSLU is highly flexible in terms of working hours and place of work. Various types of software facilitate remote access to the HSLU’s data and services.
Depending on the employee’s age and experience, they are entitled to five to seven weeks of paid annual leave. These do not include additional paid days off, e.g., to move house.
Every ten years, employees are entitled to a reward in the shape of ten additional days of paid leave.
Maternity leave is sixteen weeks and paternity leave two weeks (both fully paid). Employees have the option to add a period of unpaid leave to the statutory maternity/paternity leave.
In addition to the regular child and education allowance, the HSLU pays a special monthly social allowance (CHF 250/month maximum).
The Kita Campus and Kita Waldfee crèches provide professional and affordable children’s day-care.
Employees may apply for a paid or unpaid sabbatical for professional or private purposes.
Campus Lucerne University Sports offers trainings and courses for the personal fitness and well-being of its members.
Employees are entitled to discounts on mobile phone plans and on software and hardware purchases for private use.
The university’s canteens and cafeterias offer subsidised meals.
The HSLU’s salaries are based on the Canton of Lucerne’s salary brackets. The bracket is assigned according to the employees age and experience.
Employees are insured with the Lucerne Pension Fund LUPK. The School of Music has a separate contract with the Gemini collective foundation.
In case of illness or accident, the employee is entitled to continued full pay (up until 730 after the trial period).
Abroad, employees have private coverage through the HSLU’s Supplemental Accident Insurance. This also applies to non-occupational accidents.