Permission to take leave on social or compassionate grounds with or without salary is stipulated in the Basic Collective Agreement for the Civil Service but is conditional on the employer’s discretionary assessment in each case.
Employees are entitled to unpaid educational leave of a maximum of three years, provided that they have worked for at least three years and have worked for the same employer for the last two years.
When you are expecting a child through birth or adoption, send a notice to the parental leave team who will invite you and your manager to a meeting and follow you up until you're back at work.
All permanent employees in academic positions can on application be granted one year’s research and educational leave after six years of service, or six months’ leave after three years of service.
Other situations in which leave may be granted
- Leave to participate in international activities
- Leave when a spouse gets a new posting elsewhere
- Leave when seconded to another position, cf. administrative guidelines (Norwegian)