Contract & conditions of employment Whether it is your salary, working hours or insurances – we will give you an overview of key conditions connected with your contract of employment. Contract of employment Employees at our university receive a contract of employment commensurate with the civil service. Salary We place emphasis on performance-related and transparent salaries for our staff. Salaries are paid according to skills offered, the job profile and individual performance. The canton government reviews salaries on a yearly basis. We are an equal opportunities employer. Deductions Statutory deductions are made each month from the gross salary which we as an employer meet in equal measure: Senior citizens, dependent relatives and disability insurance, loss of income benefits (AHV, IV, EO) Unemployment insurance (ALV) Non-occupational accident insurance (NBU) Pension insurance (BVG / 2nd tier) We also deduct tax at source from foreign employees each month from their salaries. Working hours, public holidays, holidays Our working week for our full-time employees totals 42 hours, with flexitime wherever possible. We offer flexible models with weekly working hours of 40 to 44 hours that allow you to organise when you work yourself. Part-time employees can agree to yearly working hours that guarantee the same monthly salary despite seasonal fluctuations in working hours. The yearly entitlement for paid holiday is 20 working days. From the age of 50, the entitlement increases by five days and from 60 rises to 30 working days. Public holidays like Easter, Christmas and New Year are extra. On average these amount to about eight public holidays a year across Switzerland. Find out more about how you can manage your working hours in the regulations on working hours. Insurances – a key issue at HSG Pensions / BVG (2nd tier / pension fund) The insurance fund for civil service personnel in St.Gallen canton is an independent public entity that is affiliated to the Finance Department. Its purpose is to insure personnel from the financial impact of old age, disability and death. Accident insurance Our staff is insured against occupational and non-occupational accidents by the accident insurance for civil servants of the St.Gallen canton. As an employer, we pay the premium for the occupational accident insurance. Healthcare insurance You can sign up to the collective agreement on healthcare insurance between St.Gallen canton and Swica. Payment of salary in the event of illness or an accident is based on the civil service regulations of 5 March 1996. Sick pay in the event of illness or accident Sick pay in the event of illness or accident is based on the civil service regulations of March 1996. Should you fall sick, your salary is paid for 12 months within a three-year period. Should you have an accident, your salary is paid in full for 12 months and at 80% of the original amount for a further 12 months.