Whatever their position, employees under DIP contracts can request a temporary reduction of their activity rate, for family reasons in particular.
A 2-year, non-remunerated parental leave can be granted to the father and mother employed by the UNIGE under DIP contract, after the maternity leave. In agreement with the superior, a part-time activity can be kept. Full reinstatement to the former function is guaranteed at the end of the leave. As is the case with maternity leave, employees who take a parental leave are entitled to make up for its duration at the end of their appointment, provided a request was submitted beforehand.
Laws and regulations
—— Congés pour le corps enseignant, in Memento UNIGE
—— Art. 34A Règlement d’application de la loi générale relative au personnel de l’administration cantonale et des établissements publics médicaux (RPAC)
—— Art. 40 R-pers - parental leave
Employees remunerated on external funding (SNF or other) are not entitled to parental leave, nor to temporary reduction of their activity rate for family reasons. This reduction can nonetheless be negotiated with the superior, but a return to the previous activity rate is not guaranteed.
It is allowed to take a leave to care for sick family members: serious illness of the father, mother, partner, child or any person the employee provides for and who shares the same household. The maximum leave is 15 days/year.
A medical certificate must be submitted to the superior as of the first day of leave when children over 6 years old are concerned.