Gym membership reimbursement, the health promotion hour and partial reimbursement of healthcare and medication costs: find out more about the benefits to which you are entitled as an employee at Lund University.
On this page, you can find out more about your benefits:
- Annual leave
- Adjustment agreement
- Compensation for parental leave
- Health promotion reimbursement and health promotion hour
- Illness/sickness benefit
- Occupational injuries
- Paid authorised leave
- Preferential right to a higher percentage of employment
- Preferential right to re-employment
- Reimbursement of healthcare and medication costs
- Salary exchange (exchange salary for a pension provision)
- The Job Transition Agreement
Besides the benefits set out in the law on annual leave, University employees have additional days of annual leave. They have a total of between 28 and 35 days, depending on age.
Employment can be terminated for various reasons. If you lose your job because the organisation is making cutbacks, the adjustment agreement for public sector employees applies. In certain cases, you are entitled to support and help if your fixed-term employment ends.
As a government employee, you may receive additional compensation from the public authority – the parental benefit supplement – when you receive parental benefit.
When you need to take leave in order to care for a sick child, if your income is above Försäkringskassan’s ceiling, the University will pay a supplement for the income above the ceiling for ten days a year.
Health promotion and health promotion hour
The University reimburses the cost of health promotion, such as a gym membership, up to a certain amount. The benefit is offered to all employees, including fixed-term employees and substitutes. The University’s hope is that this will
- lead to increased well-being at work,
- create a pleasant workplace with a good sense of community,
- reduce absence due to illness, and
- prevent and minimise occupational injuries.
You are also entitled to a health promotion hour, which entails a maximum of 60 minutes of health promoting activity per week in the case of full-time employment.
If you are on sick leave for a long period, as a public sector employee you can receive a complementary allowance over and above your sickness benefit. The public authority tops up the sickness benefit from the Social Insurance Office from day 15 to day 365 up to approximately 90 per cent of your income.
You can also receive some reimbursement in connection with illness for things like
- visits to the doctor
- visits to a physiotherapist
- if you are admitted to hospital
You can also be reimbursed for some medicines covered by maximum cost protection.
As a public sector employee, you are covered by occupational injury insurance and group life insurance. If you travel on university business you are also covered by business travel insurance. If you are posted abroad with a URA contract, you are covered by a special insurance policy for stays abroad (URA insurance).
As a public sector employee, you may be entitled to compensation from the Social Insurance Office if you injure yourself on the way to or from work, or during working hours.
Public sector employees also have complementary compensation through the Agreement on Compensation for Personal Injury, PSA, via AFA Insurance. This can apply to loss of income, pain and suffering, healthcare costs, invalidity and death.
As a government employee, you can in certain circumstances be granted paid authorised leave. It may be the case, for example, that you need to make a doctor’s appointment that cannot be arranged outside working hours or attend a close relative’s funeral and estate inventory. Remember to check with your manager when you need to take leave.
Your employer pays contributions towards your government occupational pension (occupational pension agreement PA 03). The government occupational pension consists of three parts:
- Defined benefit pension.
- Supplementary retirement pension (Kåpan Tjänste), and
- individual retirement pension.
Pursuant to Section 25a of the Swedish Employment Protection Act (LAS), a part-time employee may be entitled to a higher percentage of employment. The conditions for this preferential right are that:
- the employer’s need for additional workforce is met by the employee being assigned a higher percentage of employment
- the part-time employee has sufficient qualifications for the new work duties
- the part-time employee has registered a wish to increase their percentage of employment
If you want to register your wish to increase your percentage of employment, go to:
If you have been made redundant due to a shortage of work, or have had a fixed-term position that has come to an end, you may have the preferential right to re-employment pursuant to the Employment Protection Act (LAS). You will in that case have received information about this in a written notification from your employer. In order to claim preferential right to re-employment, the claim is to be registered with your employer.
If you apply for preferential right to re-employment, you will be considered as an applicant for the vacant positions that correspond to the details provided in your application and for which you have sufficient qualifications.
The preferential right to re-employment applies from the date of redundancy or when the notification was issued pursuant to section 15, first paragraph of LAS, and thereafter for nine months from the employment end date.
Reimbursement of healthcare and medication costs
You are entitled to reimbursement for certain healthcare and medication costs. A condition for the reimbursement of healthcare and medication costs is that the costs are registered in the high-cost database and with a high-cost card, which occurs automatically if you are registered.
In accordance with the central collective agreements, public authority employees have the option to exchange their salary (salary exchange) for a payment by the employer of an agreed amount into an occupational pension.
The Job Transition Agreement is a benefit for employees who are made redundant after being employed for at least 12 months at the same public authority.
It also applies in certain cases to people whose fixed-term employment comes to an end.
You must have been employed for two years in a row to take advantage of certain benefits. The support increases after a minimum of three years’ continuous employment, and further again if you have been employed for six years over a seven-year period.
The Job Security Foundation can help with support and advice as well as financial compensation in certain cases, among other things. Employees with indefinite-term employment also have longer notice periods.
Read more about the Job Transition Agreement on the website of the Swedish Agency for Government Employers, in Swedish
Contact your closest HR officer if you want to know more about the Job Transition Adjustment Agreement.
Your right to the benefits above is regulated in the General Agreement on Pay and Benefits (Villkorsavtalet) and the General Agreement on Pay and Benefits-T (Villkorsavtalet-T). The latter applies only to employees who are members of the Saco-S employee organisation whereas the former applies to all other employees.
If you cannot find what you are looking for on this webpage, you can ask the HR Division a question via the case management system, which is reached via the page Find the right HR information and support on the HR website.
Contact your line manager or the HR officer at your organisational unit if you have any questions concerning employment or your organisational unit’s procedures for HR/staff matters.