Flexible work arrangements

Different reconciliation situations require different working arrangements. Therefore, you can benefit from various options for flexible working hours and location at Forschungszentrum Jülich.

For example, there are options for flexitime, teleworking, and ad hoc teleworking. In addition, Forschungszentrum Jülich’s employment model includes time worked in advance to cover extra days off directly before or after public holidays.


Basically, all employees of Forschungszentrum Jülich have a flexitime account, which allows them to choose their daily working hours within the flexitime bandwidth (Monday to Friday from 06:00 to 20:00) while upholding the regulations governing safety at work, the legal limits for working hours, and official company requirements. However, there are some exceptions in the groups of people for whom the flexitime regulation applies. Taking company interests into consideration, employees can generally decide on when they would like to take flexileave.

Further information on flexitime can be found on the intranet.


Teleworking is a contractually regulated form of working that allows employees to undertake part of their work from home. Teleworking is offered at Forschungszentrum Jülich as an instrument to improve the reconciliation of work and family life by enabling employees to look after their children or to care for a family member.

Further information on teleworking can be found on the intranet .

Ad hoc teleworking

Ad hoc teleworking offers employees the opportunity to undertake part of their work from a location outside of Forschungszentrum Jülich. Ad hoc teleworking makes the organization of work more flexible and is another instrument for combining work and private life.

Further information on ad hoc teleworking can be found on the intranet.


In addition to the regular 30 days of annual leave (full-time position), employees at Forschungszentrum Jülich work time in advance to cover time off work on the designated “bridging days” and the days between Christmas and New Year. Based on when public holidays fall and the resulting number of additional days off, the period of time to be worked in advance is calculated and added to employees’ regular working hours, which are defined in the collective agreement.
The working hours resulting from this calculation are then defined as standard working hours.

Further information on time worked in advanced can be found on the intranet.

Last Modified: 31.05.2022