Additional Payments under TV-L
One-off annual payment
The collective agreement governing the public sector on the state level (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst der Länder, TV-L) sets out definitions and requirements for special payments. TV-L Section 20 stipulates a one-off annual payment as follows: “Employees who are employed as of December 1 are entitled to a one-off annual payment.” The sole mandatory requirements for eligibility for this payment are that the employee has a contract of employment on December 1 and has not been put on leave for the entire calendar year.
Capital Accumulation Benefits (Vermögenswirksame Leistungen, VL)
If you already have savings under a scheme that entitles you to capital accumulation benefits, or would like to join such a scheme in the future, you can submit the application form to the personnel department applying for a transfer of capital accumulation benefits. This will allow Freie Universität Berlin to make employer contributions to the scheme. You can obtain further information on the amount of capital accumulation benefits to which you are entitled here.