Information for university members on the corona virus

Information for Employees

The risk of infection is still high. We are required to do everything possible to contain the spread. This requires further measures of occupational health and safety and care for our employees. The TUK is therefore maintaining a company with a minimum presence for employees on campus.
The following regulations apply in accordance with the current specifications of the Ministry of the Interior and Finance (letter ISM dated 13.05.2020):

1. employees in the risk group according to the Robert Koch Institute see homepage: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Steckbrief.html submit a certificate from the company physician Dr. Fischer or your family physician to HA 3 via your supervisor. The further procedure is agreed in detail with the supervisor. There is a release from the obligation to attend the TUK. The work is to be performed from home.
If this is not possible, availability during the specified normal working hours is ensured by switching the work telephone to a private telephone connection or to the work mobile phone. Contact is also maintained via e-mail.

2. employees who have to take care of children under 12 years of age due to the closure of schools and kindergarden (or similar) may in certain cases be granted a leave of absence from work of up to 20 working days (or even longer in cases of particular hardship). This also applies to employees who have to care for close relatives due to the closure of semi- or full-time inpatient nursing facilities (No. 1 and 2 of the ISM letter dated 13.05.2020). The details will be agreed between supervisors and employees; an (informal) application for leave of absence can be submitted to the personnel department.
If possible, availability during the specified normal working hours must be ensured by switching the work telephone to a private telephone connection or to the work mobile phone. Contact should also be maintained via e-mail.

3 In the event of an officially ordered quarantine by order of an authority in accordance with IfSG and IfSGDV RP, employees are not on sick leave. The official order is sent to the Human Resources Department via the supervisors. Remote work is performed as a regular operation. The details are determined between the employee and the supervisor.
If this is not possible, availability during the specified normal working hours is ensured by switching the work telephone to a private telephone connection or to the work mobile phone. Contact is also maintained via e-mail.

4. in the event of a positive corona test, the employees are on sick leave. Via their supervisor, they submit the order of the authorities to the personnel department. Employees are not obliged to provide services.

5. for all other employees, supervisors are required to enable mobile working in order to avoid being present at the TUK.

For employees who do not meet the requirements for working from home and who are unable to take on alternative tasks from home, the respective supervisors may order the suspension of the obligation to attend the TUK with continued payment of remuneration. In such cases, the obligation to rework is waived.
Availability during the specified normal working hours is ensured by switching the work telephone to a private telephone connection or to the work mobile phone. Contact is also maintained via e-mail.
In the current crisis situation, working from home means working from home during the personally determined working hours, as far as this is possible. The supervisor decide who else is needed at the workplace to keep the business running. Contact with supervisors, colleagues and applicants is maintained by telephone or e-mail. Work telephones are to be switched to private telephone connections or to the work mobile phone.
For home work, mobile terminals from the TUK should be used as far as possible. If no mobile terminals of the TUK are available, private terminals may be used. The RHRK work instructions apply to the use of private end devices: https://www.rhrk.uni-kl.de/homeoffice

Holidays Operating with reduced attendance at the TUK does not mean that employees have to take rest leave. The holiday entitlement remains unaffected. Any leave that has already been approved must be taken, unless business attendance is required. Overtime or overtime hours can be worked as required and in consultation with supervisors. Overtime must be documented. 

These regulations apply until further notice. 

Stefan Lorenz
Chancellor

Science

Please organize your research work at the university in such a way that no presence on campus or other room of the TUK is necessary.
Important research infrastructures must be guaranteed. Critical research activities will be implemented as far as possible. These include activities that are difficult to reorganize in the long term or whose interruption would lead to the loss of essential, sensitive data and materials. In addition, particularly complex scientific studies should not be affected as far as possible.
Compliance with safety regulations (especially in the areas of radiation protection, genetic engineering, occupational safety) must be ensured.
The heads of the working groups should ensure that only those employees are present on the premises who are absolutely necessary for this minimum operation.

Clarify cases of doubt with the responsible dean. The departments and other research institutions are also requested to plan for even more extensive emergency operation, which could become necessary, for example, in the event of an imposed curfew, and in which only persons with the explicit permission of the President may enter the university buildings.

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