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Mobile Working at TU Berlin

Dear Colleagues,

Our aim is for us all to work together on campus again from 19 April 2022. We look forward to everyone getting together again in research labs, lecture halls, and offices.

But as part of this, we also want to ensure that we meet your expectations regarding flexible working arrangements. To do so, a TU Berlin/Staff Council agreement on mobile working was passed in June 2021. This agreement also represents the first time that Human Resources provides a digital workflow for an application process.

This digital workflow and the app it uses present challenges and we need your support to help us deal with these. The app will be accessible via the TU Portal and represents the first time we will be testing out a digital organizational depiction of our university. Among other things, this includes information about who supervises whom. A correct depiction of such information is essential for many other functions and can only be tested under real conditions. Despite our best efforts over the past weeks, there will undoubtedly be some problems after the app goes live on 19 April 2022. We will inform you about further details shortly.

We have set up a central email address for all your feedback and questions: mobilesarbeiten(at)tu-berlin.de. We would like to apologize for the delayed go-live and for any errors that may occur.

It is important for us to state here that your options for making use of the TU Berlin/Staff Council agreement on mobile working should not be restricted as a result of technical difficulties.

We have full confidence that every unit at the University will act with due responsibility. Agreements made independently between supervisors and staff are also binding until the application process using the app functions without any problems.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your cooperation. Without your support, it would not be possible to meet the wishes of many of our students by offering an in-presence semester again this summer. This is important for our students and something they are entitled to.

Let us work together to forge a new working culture at TU Berlin based on open and respectful communication and a cooperation built on mutual trust.

We look forward to seeing you all on campus!

Prof. Dr. Geraldine Rauch
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Stephan Völker
Christian Schröder
Professor Dr. Sophia Becker
Lars Oeverdieck

Video "Welcome back on campus"

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Information Letters from the Executive Board

At the end of June, the Executive Board and the Staff Councils at TU Berlin signed an agreement on mobile working. The University would now like to inform all staff members in more detail and explain the general framework conditions for this instrument.

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Our regularly updated FAQs provide answers to key questions about mobile working.

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New working culture

Mobile working is based on mutual understanding and trust. In an interview, Uta Gliem, director of the Executive Office, explains the philosophy behind the new agreement.

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Greater flexibility

Whether it’s saving on commuting times, the need for digital etiquette, or flexibility in organizing their day, TU members share what mobile working means to them.