Senior at Aarhus University

On this page you can read about your rigths concerning managers and other employees possibilities to make special agreements for senioremployees. The agreements have the purpose to secure a steady and secure a flexibel resignment for the labour market etc.

The legal basis for senior initiatives are:

State Employer’s Authority-s Circular of 21 December 2021 regarding senior schemes

State Employer’s Authority’s Circular of 21 December 2021 regarding severance schemes

Senior policy

Aarhus University endeavours to ensure the optimum connection between personal resources and tasks. Age is not crucial, but rather competencies, conduct, motivation, willingness to develop and capacity for work. All employees – including senior employees – have an obligation to maintain their academic and personal competencies on an ongoing basis.

Interview concerning seniors - guide and interview guide

Cf. the State Employer's Authority's Circular on senior and voluntary severance schemes, employees who have turned 60 should in connection with the staff development interview be offered an interview concerning seniors.

Senior bonus

Senior bonus and senior days

As of January 2024, a new circular on senior bonus will come into force. The circular applies to employees covered by collective agreements and civil servants, but not to employees on hourly pay.
From January 2024 salaried employees who turnes 62 in the calendar year will automatically receive a special senior bonus equivalent to 0.8% of their annual salary.
In addition it will be possible to take two senior days off every year, which will be with payroll deduction. f you turn 62 in the period 1 January July - 31. December, however, you will only be able to hold 1 senior day with payroll deduction in the first year. The senior days must be taken as full days off.
Agreements on the two senior days with payroll deductions are made with your immediate supervisor and must be registered in MitHR as "senior day with payroll deduction". Senior days not taken with a pay deduction can be agreed to be transferred to subsequent calendar years. This must be done before the end of the calendar year. Days not taken or not agreed to be transferred will cease at the end of the calendar year.
You find the new circular here (in danish only).

Senior's clubs

There are different senior's clubs at AU.