During parental leave / Keeping in touch

Part-time work during the parental leave period, training courses, holiday and sickness cover – whatever you decide to do, it is important that you keep in contact with your colleagues and your manager throughout your absence.

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General advice

  • Do try to keep in touch with people at work throughout your absence.
  • Ensure that you request a meeting with your manager three months before you intend to return to work.
  • Should you wish to return to work before the end of your official parental leave period, you will need to submit your request to do so to your manager.
  • If you would like to work part-time after the parental leave, you should submit your request to do so to your manager three months before your intended return to work.
  • Since July 2015, new parents are entitled to 'ElterngeldPlus', a new parental allowance, which provides a number of benefits.
  • For further information and to download the relevant brochure, please go to Forms/Regulations.

Keeping in touch – services available to staff

  • Enjoy access to the intranet, and access to emails
  • Receive news and information about your department/division (and Charité) by email
  • Receive an electronic copy of the 'Charité am Puls' staff newspaper
  • Arrange a face-to-face meeting
  • Receive invitations to team events (Christmas party, office outing, etc.)
  • Receive invitations to Charité-wide events (New Year Reception, staff celebration, etc.)
  • Enjoy the option of working part-time during your family leave period, e.g. as critical care cover, or by entering into a separate agreement to provide holiday and sickness cover
  • Take part in further or continuing education events and training courses
  • If 'Patenmodell' mentoring is available: establish contact with your mentor/mentee