5YR 2015 - Diversity measures

Diversity measures - implementation 1 January 2016

  • Modernise policies and social benefits
  • Improve social benefit equality between different types of legal unions
  • Take families’ expectations into account
  • Enhance professional/personal life balance

Measures & key features 

Full recognition of registered Partnerships

Equal benefits for married and partnered couples during employment or association contract.
Equal provisions regarding pension benefits, including survivor’s pension, for employed members of personnel.

Parental Leave review

Maximum duration extended from 3 to 4 months.
Unpaid but child, family and infant allowances paid and health insurance coverage funded by the Organization.

Maternity Leave review

Part-time work possible during the last weeks of the prenatal period.
Increased health protection for fellows on maternity leave at the end of their contract.

Paternity Leave review

Duration extended from 6 to 10 working days, and from 10 to 15 days under certain conditions.

Increased Flexibility for New Parents

Guaranteed access (if requested) to part-time work (min. 80%; max. 6 months).

SLS Flexibility

Reduction of the cost of the first SLS slice from 1.5% to 1% and of the second slice from 2.5% to 2%.
Increased flexibility in the change / cancellation of subscription notice period.

LTSLS Flexibility

Possibility to use the long-term saved leave not only at the end of the contract but also for specific needs throughout the career (e.g. o care for a close relative suffering from a serious illness, or for professional development).

Leave Donation

Possibility to donate leave days for compassionate reasons (under strict conditions).

Teleworking Flexibility

Exceptional second day of teleworking under certain conditions (health condition, family circumstances).
Introduction of teleworking for fellows.
Possibility of occasional teleworking if approved by the hierarchy.
Possibility of teleworking from another location than home.

Dual Career / Ease of Social Integration

Installation and re-installation indemnity

Equal treatment for installation irrespective of spouse/registered partner moving to local area.