A distinction is made concerning regular weekly working hours between employees covered by collective agreements and civil servants.
Employees covered by collective agreements:
The number of regular weekly working hours is currently 39. From 01.12.2017 this will increase to 39.4 hours.
The number of regular weekly working hours is currently 40.
When the requisite hours are to be worked is determined by the works agreement concerning the flexibility of working hours (DV Flex). This is intended to allow staff to accomplish their work with the greatest degree of independence and autonomy as well as to enable them to pursue their personal interests.
DV Flex applies to all staff represented by the TU Berlin Staff Council. For certain categories of staff DV Flex does not apply (see section 2 DV Flex).