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Optional model for employment conditions

Optional model for Employment conditions

Every staff member has their own needs and wishes when it comes to terms of employment conditions. As an employee of the UT, you can exchange certain employment conditions (sources) for other employment conditions (targets) in the Optional Model.  For example, the use of salary and/or holiday hours for the purchase or maintenance of your bicycle. In this way, you create your own package of employment conditions that matches your wishes and personal situation. In addition, in many cases, it can give you tax benefits. In the leaflet Optional Model for Employment Conditions you will find information about the sources and targets, conditions, tax benefits and consequences of the choices you make.

The Optional Model for Employment Conditions can be found in MyHR/Afas under ‘Optional Model for Employment Conditions’.

30% ruling

This is one of the exchange options included in the Optional model for employment conditions. The 30% ruling option is only available to members of staff recruited from abroad possessing special expertise that is scarce or cannot be found in the Dutch job market Under this ruling, they may, under specific circumstances, exchange 30% of their gross salary for a tax-exempt expense allowance, thus benefiting from a considerable tax advantage. When you use the 30% ruling option for a calendar year, you cannot make use of any of the other exchange possibilities included in the Optional model during that same year. Consult the 30% ruling brochure to learn more about the conditions to meet as well as the consequences this option may have. If you would like to apply for the ruling, please go to

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