Civic duties

Time off to perform civic duties

Civic duties consist of state-required services that citizens are under an obligation to perform.

Employees at Aarhus University are entitled to leave to perform civic duties, such as serving as a mayor, lay judge/juror, Member of the Danish Parliament, Member of the European Parliament, local councillor or polling official. Leave is granted with or without pay depending on whether the service is paid or unpaid and the rules may be different for different staff groups.

Such absences must be agreed with your unit’s manager. Agreements on leave to perform public duties must be formalised through AU HR.

See also the individual collective agreement.