Job benefits

A MEAL ALLOWANCE

The employer provides the employees with allowances for meal vouchers or subsidized lunches in the canteens of Charles University.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

The employees under labor relations with FSV UK with their workload amounting to no less than 0.5 (i.e. 20 hours a week). The employee is entitled to the allowance from the first day of his/her employment, for each day worked. The day worked is the day when the employee puts in at least 4 hours of continuous work.

 

HOW IT WORKS

The allowance is provided for meal vouchers or subsidized lunches in the canteens of Charles University.

The meal vouchers are provided to the employees in the form of “e-vouchers,” the total value of which is recharged to the so-called “voucher card” for the respective month worked, not later than on the thirteenth day of the following month. New employees who do not have a “voucher card” yet can collect it no earlier than on the 25th day after the first calendar month worked at the earliest, in the cash office in Hollar building at Mrs. Denisa Vaculíková (tel.no. 222112217).

It is not required to apply for this allowance individually. After you assume your employment and upon signing your contract of employment, you will also receive from the personnel office an agreement on salary deductions for meal vouchers. Based on this signed agreement, the staff in the personnel office will enter your entitlement to receiving the meal vouchers into the internal system.

The employees can go for subsidized lunches to the canteens of their choice. Prior to the first lunch, it is necessary to have the employee’s card recharged at the cash office of the canteen to an amount determined by an employee. The amount can be paid in cash and non-cash and the minimum deposit is 200 CZK.

You can find more information about your visit to the canteen here.

 

HOW MUCH IT COSTS

Currently, employees are provided with meal vouchers in the value of 120 CZK per each day worked. 55% of the value of the meal voucher is paid by the employer (66 CZK/meal voucher) and 45% is paid by the employee in the form of a salary deduction (54 CZK/meal voucher).

In case of the subsidized lunches in the canteen, the employer contributes with 55% of the food price.

For more information on meal allowances, see Dean’s Provision no. 54/2018.

A TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE

The employer provides the employees with allowances for the coverage of the annual fare on the territory of the capital city of Prague in the city public transport or for the coverage of an annual discount In Karta of the Czech Railways.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

The employees under labor relations with FSV UK with their workload amounting to no less than 0.5 (i.e. 20 hours a week) and who are not under the probationary period. The amount of the allowance is determined by the level of the workload.

 

WHAT IS YOUR ENTITLEMENT

The employer contributes up to 50% of the paid price of “lítačka” or In Karta. In the case of In Karta, the employer's contribution may not exceed half of the price of annual fare in the Prague public transport valid in the current year.

 

HOW IT WORKS

In one calendar year, only an allowance for one type of the fare can be drawn.

An employee will fill in a written application, which will be accompanied by a copy of the electronic ticket (“lítačka”) or In Karta and a copy of the document of payment for recharging the card and will submit all of this to the personnel office. The personnel office will assess the eligibility and accuracy of the application, and if everything is correct, the employee will be paid the allowance in his/her wage.

The application form for the allowance can be found here. The form is located at the bottom of the right-hand side of the web site under the title SOCIAL FUND.

For more information on how to use and draw this allowance, see Dean’s Provision no. 54/2018.

ALLOWANCE FOR A PENSION INSURANCE WITH A STATE CONTRIBUTION AND PRIVATE LIFE INSURANCE

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

The employees working under labor relations with the faculty whose workload at FSV UK is and has been for at least one year 0.7 (i.e. 28 hours a week). At the same time, they must have an agreement on a pension insurance, supplementary pension insurance or life insurance, the sum of employee’s own contributions for these purposes being no less than 500 CZK per month.

 

WHAT IS YOUR ENTITLEMENT

The contribution can be combined, i.e. you can use it for both pension and life insurance. Your employer will contribute with the same amount you contribute yourself, up to a total of 1,500 CZK. The amount of the contribution is also determined by the amount of the workload.

 

HOW IT WORKS

An employee will fill in a written application, which will be supplemented by a copy of the agreement (the agreement must show how much the employee's own contribution is) and will submit all of this to the personnel office. The personnel office will assess the eligibility and accuracy of the application, and if everything is correct, it will ensure that the allowance is paid directly to the insurance company with which the employee has concluded an agreement.

The application form for the allowance can be found here. The form is located at the bottom of the right-hand side of the web site under the title SOCIAL FUND.

For more information how to use and draw this allowance, see Dean’s Provision no. 56/2018.

ALLOWANCE FOR INTEREST ON THE LOANS FOR HOUSING NEEDS

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

The employees whose labor relations with the whole university have lasted for no less than 3 years and have had throughout this period and still have the workload of 1.0 (i.e. 40 hours a week). The age of the applicant for an allowance is 40 years or less. Another condition is that the amount of interest paid for the previous calendar year (i.e. the year for which the employee wants to claim the contribution) was no less than 1,000 CZK.

 

WHAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO

The employer annually contributes to the employees 60% of the paid interest, up to a maximum of 10,000 CZK.

 

HOW IT WORKS

An employee will fill in a written application, which will be supplemented by a copy of the loan agreement, an extract from the title deed and a confirmation of interest paid, and will submit all of this to the personnel office. The personnel office will assess the eligibility and accuracy of the application, and if everything is correct, the employee will be paid the allowance in his/her wage. With each next application for this allowance, the application for an allowance will only be accompanied by a confirmation of the paid contributions.

The application for an allowance must be submitted to the personnel office no later than on 31 October of the current year.

The application form for the allowance can be found here. The form is located at the bottom of the right-hand side of the web site under the title SOCIAL FUND.

For more information how to use and draw this allowance, see Dean’s Provision no. 56/2018.

ALLOWANCE FOR INTEREST ON SPECIAL PURPOSE LOANS FOR HOUSING NEEDS

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

The employees whose labor relations with the whole university have lasted for no less than 3 years and have had throughout this period and still have the workload of 1.0 (i.e. 40 hours a week). The age of the applicant for an allowance is 40 years or less. Another condition is that the amount of interest paid for the previous calendar year (i.e. the year for which the employee wants to claim the contribution) was no less than 1,000 CZK.

 

WHAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO

The employer annually contributes to the employees 40% of the paid interest, up to a maximum of 10,000 CZK.

 

HOW IT WORKS

An employee will fill in a written application, which will be supplemented by a copy of the loan agreement, an extract from the title deed and a confirmation of interest paid, and will submit all of this to the personnel office. The personnel office will assess the eligibility and accuracy of the application, and if everything is correct, the employee will be paid the allowance in his/her wage. With each next application for this allowance, the application for an allowance will only be accompanied by a confirmation of the paid contributions.

The application for an allowance must be submitted to the personnel office no later than on 31 October of the current year.

The application form for the allowance can be found here. The form is located at the bottom of the right-hand side of the web site under the title SOCIAL FUND.

For more information how to use and draw this allowance, see Dean’s Provision no. 56/2018.

 

NON-REPAYABLE FINANCIAL AID

An employee may be provided with a contribution from the social fund of up to 500,000 CZK as a non-repayable financial assistance for the purposes of housing needs, including a furnishing of the flat or a family house, in direct connection with overcoming his/her extremely difficult circumstances as a result of a natural disaster, an environmental or industrial accident.

 

An employee may be provided with a contribution from the social fund of up to 60,000 CZK as a non-repayable financial assistance in an acute and difficult social situation worthy a special consideration, which the employee is facing through no thought of his/her own.

 

HOW IT WORKS

An employee will submit the application for an allowance to the personnel office to the head of the office.

The application form for the allowance can be found here. The form is located at the bottom of the right-hand side of the web site under the title SOCIAL FUND.

For more information how to use and draw this allowance, see Dean’s Provision no. 56/2018.

 

ALLOWANCE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (FOR EXAMPLE, LANGUAGE COURSES)

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

An employee whose labor relations with the faculty last for at least one year and the level of the workload has been and is 1.0 (i.e. 40 hours a week). Another condition is that this course must be connected with the professional development.

 

WHAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO

An employer provides an employee with a contribution of up to a half of the course price, including VAT, however no more than 5,000 CZK per year.

 

HOW IT WORKS

An employee will fill in a written application, will add a tax document (invoice) for a corresponding course and submit all of this to the personnel office. The personnel office will assess eligibility and accuracy of the application and in case everything is correct it will pass an invoice to the account office for the payment made to the course’s organizer. The account office will subsequently issue an invoice charged to the employee to pay an amount equal to the difference between the price of the course and the amount of the contribution provided. An employee will settle the invoice without any delay.

 

Please note that the invoice must be issued to the faculty's invoice address. The text of the invoice will indicate the name of an employee, the name of the course, and the date it takes place.

The application for an allowance must be submitted to the personnel office no later than on 15 November of the respective calendar year.

The application form for the allowance can be found here. The form is located at the bottom of the right-hand side of the web site under the title SOCIAL FUND.

For more information how to use and draw this allowance, see Dean’s Provision no. 56/2018.

 

A KINDERGARTEN ALLOWANCE

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

The employees under the labor relations with a university or faculty and the level of their workload at FSV UK amounts to no less than 0.5 (i.e. 20 hours a week). The allowance is provided for children aged between two to four years. In case both parents of the child are employed at the university, the allowance is provided to only one of the parents.

 

WHAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO

The allowance may be granted up to 50% of the total fee for a calendar year, up to a maximum of 25,000 CZK. The employer contributes solely to the so-called “kindergarten fee” (not to the child's meals).

 

HOW IT WORKS

An employee fills in a written application to which s/he attaches a statement from the pre-school facility about the amount of the kindergarten fee and submits it to the personnel office. Subsequently, s/he only submits to the personnel office the invoices for the kindergarten fees that are passed to the account office for the payment after they have all been checked.

The application for a new school year must always be up-to-date and submitted by 30 September of the respective calendar year at the latest. When a child enters a pre-school facility in the course of a calendar year, the application may be submitted no later than on the last working day of the month in which the child joined the facility.

Please note that the invoice must always be issued to the faculty's invoice address.

The application form for the allowance can be found here. The form is located at the bottom of the right-hand side of the web site under the title SOCIAL FUND.

For more information how to use and draw this allowance, see Dean’s Provision no. 56/2018.

 

ALLOWANCE FOR MAINTAINING OR IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF AN EMPLOYEE

The employer contributes to the employees for a comprehensive medical examination provided for FSV by the Thomayerova Hospital in Prague 4.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

The employees under the labor relations with the faculty whose level of the workload at FSV UK is and has been for no less than one year 1.0 (i.e. 40 hours a week).

 

HOW IT WORKS

An employee fills in a written application and submits it to the personnel office that will arrange the appointment with the Thomayerova Hospital. The hospital always tries to provide all the examinations as a whole so that they do not take up more than one morning.

The application form for the allowance can be found here. The form is located at the bottom of the right-hand side of the web site under the title SOCIAL FUND.

For more information how to use and draw this allowance, see Dean’s Provision no. 56/2018.

 

SICK DAY

Sick day is a benefit provided by an employer beyond the scope of the Labor Code. An employee can use it in the case of, for example, a starting cold or other health ailments instead of seeing a doctor or having a doctor’s sick note issued.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

Employees under labor relations at the faculty whose probationary period has terminated.

 

WHAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO

There is currently offered a medical leave of two days per a calendar year.

 

HOW IT WORKS

If you do not feel well and you know that this time off will help you, you must contact your supervisor immediately to request this leave.

Sick day must not concur with the beginning nor the end of taking a holiday. It must not be taken at the time of the holiday leave of the employee (the holiday leave must not be interrupted by this date), or in the case of incapacity for work, or while taking care of a member of the family. In addition, it must not concur with the beginning nor the end of a compensatory leave.

Unused days in a calendar year are not rolled over to the following year.

SEDUO.CZ – ONLINE EDUCATION

Seduo.com is a modern and effective form of online education. You can look forward to over 150 video courses from the top-class lecturers and a wide range of topics from languages, office programs, personal development to the right sitting in a chair. You can use unlimitedly all the courses offered by Seduo.cz. Their number is constantly expanding on other topics. For example, an Olympian and a Czech representative, a brigadier general or author of a book bestseller will share experience with you. More information about the program can be found here.

 

HOW IT WORKS

You can study the courses anywhere, anytime, you can run them on PC, tablet and mobile. The courses are divided into several-minute lessons so you can also study in parts. Therefore, the study does not limit you in time.

For more information on how to gain access to Seduo.cz contact the head of the personnel office.

 

MULTISPORT CARD

The MultiSport card is a leisure-time employee benefit that every day guarantees the employees a free or advantageous access to more than 2,000 relaxation and gym facilities in 360 cities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. You can choose from over 260 different activities all year round.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

The employees under labor relations with the faculty whose workload at FSV UK is no less than 0.5 (i.e. 20 hours a week).

 

HOW IT WORKS

Signing in and out of the program takes place on a quarterly basis. The price of this service is 650 CZK per month per employee (a spouse can get a card for 790 CZK, a child for 490 CZK /month). You will then pay this amount (or amounts) from the wage deduction.

You can order the card here.

After completing the order, it is absolutely necessary to contact the personnel office (Mrs. Renáta Michnová) for signing the agreement on wage deductions.

You can find more information about the terms of use of this card and ordering here. Or you can be informed by Mrs. Renáta Michnová, personnel office, tel.no.  222112233.

 

OFFICE 365

The license entitles the user to whom it has been assigned to use in particular Microsoft Office 365 Professional Plus software in up to 5 of its devices. The license always applies to the current supported version.

The license is time-limited by the existence of at least one relation, namely study or labor relations, between the user and the organization.

For more information contact the IT department.

MOBILE VOICE SERVICES PROVIDED BY A MOBILE OPERATOR

Vodafone mobile operator
 

The Rector’s Office of Charles University offers a special preferential program from the Vodafone company to the employees of Charles University. You can find more information here.