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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.

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Annual Pass Botanic Garden

 Freie Universität employees are entitled to an annual pass for the Botanic Garden at a reduced rate. Besides the individual concession, the Botanic Garden also offers a reduced annual “Freie Universität Family Ticket.” The Family Ticket entitles a member of Freie Universität Berlin and up to four children aged 14 or under, plus another adult, to visit the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum. You can find more information on the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum website.

To apply for the concessionary annual pass, you need to show proof of employment with Freie Universität at the Botanic Garden ticket office. The personnel department will be happy to issue a proof. You can request it by using this form.


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A new cooperation with the company Corporate Benefits gives employees of Freie Universität the opportunity to privately purchase products and services from various companies at exclusive discounts starting December 8, 2021.

Here's how it works:
Before using the platform https://fub.mitarbeiterangebote.de for the first time, a one-time, free registration with a private e-mail address is required (button "Register new now"). It is not possible to use the official FU e-mail. The necessary registration code, which confirms the status as an employee, is stored in the Elsa portal (access protected):
After registering, employees can then use the offerings at any time from any Internet-enabled device or via the app of the cooperation partner Corporate Benefits. The platform is continuously being expanded to include new providers and offers.



Freie Universität Berlin employees can apply for a Berlin-Brandenburg monthly transit pass or the Deutschlandticket Job at reduced rates. Apprentices are not eligible for the “Jobticket” as they are entitled to other rates from the Berlin-Brandenburg transit authority, Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg, VBB. Applications should be made via the online portal. You can find further information here.

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