Objection procedure

You may lodge an objection to any decision you do not agree with and that affects your legal status. Examples of decisions affecting your legal status include revocations of allowances, final assessments, dismissal decisions and the imposition of disciplinary measures. You can object to the decision by submitting a letter of objection to the Executive Board within six weeks following publication of the decision. Please address your letter of objection to the Executive Board:
authorized representative of the Executive Board
Service department HR

Building Spiegel level 5
P.O. box 217

7500 AE Enschede
or send it by mail to
lodged too late will in principle not be substantively considered. The letter of objection is to meet certain formal requirements, such as stating the grounds (reasons) of the objection.

The purpose of an objection procedure is to come to a full re-assessment of the original decision by the Executive Board. Full re-assessment means that the decision is reviewed in its entirety, both as concerns its lawfulness and efficiency. If applicable, the Executive Board will also use and assess information that became available only after the issue of the original decision in its decision on the objection.

The University of Twente objections committee has a major role to play in the objection procedure, providing the Executive Board with advice on the decision to be taken on the objection.

The Executive Board, the member of staff lodging the objection and the objections committee are all to keep to the provisions on objection procedures of the General Administrative Law Act and the University of Twente objections committee Regulation. The hearing by the objections committee, during which both parties to the objection can elaborate on their positions, forms an important part of the objection procedure.

For the entire objection procedure, the Dutch language prevails. This is because the procedure is based on Dutch laws and regulations, including the General Administrative Law Act, the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities and the University of Twente objections committee Regulation.

Lodging an objection generally does not suspend the effect of the decision. There are some exceptions to this rule, however. Should you believe execution of the decision should be suspended, you may apply the court for injunctive relief.

No costs are associated with lodging an objection. Any costs however you do incur in engaging legal counsel and/or an interpreter are for your own account.

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