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Terms of employment

This page provides information about terms of employment at Lund University.

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Public sector agreements on terms of employment

Lund University is a public authority and as a public sector employee you are covered by one of the public sector agreements on terms of employment:

  • Agreement on terms of employment (Villkorsavtal) between the Swedish Agency for Government Employers and Seko
  • Agreement on terms of employment (Villkorsavtal) between the Swedish Agency for Government Employers and OFR/S/P/O
  • Agreement on terms of employment (Villkorsavtal-T) between the Swedish Agency for Government Employers and Saco-S 

Much of the content of the various agreements is the same, but there are some differences. . The agreements mentioned above is only available in Swedish:

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Even if you are not a member of an employee organisation (union), the employer has an obligation to apply the same rules to all their employees. Employees who are not organised apply the Saco-S agreement on terms of employment (Villkorsavtal-T). 

In several cases, the agreements give the public authorities the possibility of signing local agreements which can be better adapted to the needs of the public authority. 

Most local agreements at Lund University regulate working hours. However, the vast majority of employees are covered by the flexitime agreement or by the agreement on working hours for teaching staff. 

You are welcome to enquire at your workplace about the agreements that cover your employment.

Information about terms of employment under section 6c of the Employment Protection Act (1982:80)

As a new employee, you have the right to receive written information about the terms and conditions of employment at Lund University.

Click here to read the appendix on terms of employment

Staff appraisals

Staff appraisals are to be conducted annually with all employees. The appraisal is based on the goals of the organisation as well as your own individual goals. There are different ways that you can prepare for the staff appraisal as an employee.

Read more about staff appraisals

Remote work

Remote work refers to work regularly carried out at home, or at another agreed location outside the main workplace, with atisfactory insurance cover, one or more days per week, within Sweden’s borders. Remote work requires a written agreement. 

Read more about remote work


There is a lot to consider when you decide to resign from your job. For example, you must submit your resignation in Primula, and the notice period can vary. You must continue to fulfil your work duties as usual during the notice period.

Read more about resignation