Staff Representatives within the HZDR
The works committee stands for the representation of the interests of the employees of the HZDR.. It is independent and works on the basis of the national Works Committee Bill. It is elected by the employees.
Responsible for locations Rossendorf, Leipzig and Grenoble:
Responsible for location Freiberg:
General Works Committee
It is responsible for matters of all locations of a company, which can not be handled by local Works Committees. It consists of 2 members of each Works Committee. Point of contact for employees is still the responsible local Works Committee.
Youth and Trainee Council
The Youth and Trainee Council represents interests of young employees (up to 18 years) and trainees (up to 25 years) in the HZDR. They work on the basis of the national Works Committee Bill and are elected by the youth and trainees of the HZDR.
Representatives of Disabled Employees
The representatives as mentioned above protect the interests of the disabled employees and of those regarded as disabled in the HZDR. They work on the basis of the national Disablement Bill and are elected by the disabled employees of the HZDR.
Equal Rights Commissioner
The equal rights commissioner protects the interests of the women employed by the HZDR. She works on the basis of the Equal Rights Agreement, which is an agreement between the works committee and the management of the HZDR. She is independent. She and her deputy are elected by the female employees of the HZDR.
The ombudsperson is a spokesperson, which may be contacted by anyone employed in the HZDR in the case of misconduct and controversies concerning the "Resolution of the Helmholtz Association about the protection of a proper scientific practise and actions concerning scientific misbehavior". The ombudsperson is elected by the scientists of the HZDR and works on the basis of an agreement for the "Protection of a proper scientific practice".