See Vitality Pact

Financial aspects of participation in the Vitality Pact

On this page, we would like to give you an idea of the financial aspects of participation in the Vitality pact. 

Salary

Your salary will be reduced. In addition, bonuses will be calculated on the basis of the reduced salary, with the exception of a bonus for a government service or university anniversary. The official working hours per week are not affected. You are granted special leave for the hours that you do not work.

Your pension

You will accrue your full pension on the original working hours. Together, we will also continue to pay the pension contribution on the original working hours. Do you want to supplement your income during the period that you make use of the Vitality pact? In that case, you can opt to join the ABP Multi-Option Pension (KeuzePensioen) fund. You will then use part of the pension to supplement your income. You decide whether and how much pension you want to use (a minimum of 10%). However, there is no obligation to do this. There are conditions attached to taking up the ABP Multi-Option Pension. You can find these conditions on www.abp.nl.

Leave

The number of hours of annual leave will be reduced to the legal minimum for the remaining number of working days. In addition, you will accrue extra leave each week because you are working somewhat more than the part-time factor of your new working week.

The table below shows your annual holiday entitlement in the case of participation in the scheme as well as the number of hours that you work under the new arrangement.

Alternative A

20% special leave

Extent of current employment

Old working week

Extent of new working week

Hours of new working week

Annual holiday entitlement

1.00

38

0.80

32

199

0.95

36

0.76

30

188

0.84

32

0.67

26.5

168

0.79

30

0.63

25

157

0.74

28

0.59

23.5

147

0.63

24

0.51

20

126

0.53

20

0.42

16.5

105

0.50

19

0.40

16

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternative B

40% special leave

 

1.00

38

0.60

24

149

0.95

36

0.57

22.5

141

0.84

32

0.51

20

126

0.79

30

0.47

18.5

118

0.74

28

0.44

17.5

110

0.68

26

0.41

16

102

Additional income

If you take part in the Vitality pact, you are not allowed to engage in any new paid ancillary activities or expand your existing ancillary activities. If you already have additional income on top of your contract of employment with the University, you can continue to receive this. Before you take part in the Vitality pact, we have to have approved this additional income by means of the Ancillary Activities web application.

Understanding your financial future

We think it is important for you to be aware of the personal consequences of participation in the Vitality pact. We therefore offer you the chance to gain an understanding of your financial situation through the FinBase agency. 

No additional workload

We want to ensure that neither you nor your colleagues experience a greater workload as a result of your participation in the Vitality pact. We therefore ensure that your tasks are reduced in line with the reduction in the hours that you work. The organization of the new working week and the transfer of some of your tasks will therefore be arranged in consultation between you and your manager. You will draw up a new work roster together. The financial resources released will be used within the faculty or service department to promote recruitment or promotion.

What if I suffer from a long-term illness after joining the Vitality pact?

If you suffer from a long-term illness after joining the Vitality pact, your participation in the pact will end after nine months of occupational disability. The reduction due to occupational disability will then be based on your salary prior to taking part in the Vitality pact.

Examples of monthly salary calculations

The sample calculations below show the effect on your gross and net salary in the case of participation in alternative A or B of the Vitality pact.

 

 

Alternative A

80/85/100

Alternative B

60/70/100

Full-time monthly salary

Scale 7

 

 

Gross

€3,025

€2,571

€2,118

Net

€2,197

€1,943

€1,690

Full-time monthly salary

Scale 10

 

 

Gross

€4,274

€3,633

€2,992

Net

€2,842

€2,483

€2,125

Full-time monthly salary

Scale 13

 

 

Gross

€6,133

€5,213

€4,293

Net

€3,675

€3,276

€2,763

This refers to a standard calculation based on the salary that applies as of 1 February 2019 and the tax brackets and social security contributions for 2019, as far as they are known, and without bonuses or additional deductions such as IPAP (loss-of-income insurance in the event you become unable to work). No rights can be derived from these calculation examples.