Nearly half of all FINMA employees have school-age children and this is how the work/life balance at FINMA works for them.
Paid maternity leave at FINMA is 16 weeks. This can be extended by at least four weeks with annual leave or unpaid leave. If they wish, female employees can reduce their workload to as low as 40% for 12 months after birth and still keep their position.
Paid paternity leave is four weeks. This may be extended by up to two weeks by unpaid leave.
Weekly working hours are arranged so as to give a considerable degree of freedom and room for flexibility. Teleworking is possible in most functions, and, when the need arises, employees can organise their work so that they can make optimum use of their time to combine their professional and family duties.
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About one-fifth of FINMA employees work part-time. Wherever possible, new jobs are also always offered at a part-time workload of four working days a week (80%). Job-sharing is encouraged where possible.
In most functions, FINMA employees can chose between two different working time models.
FINMA also offers a series of measures to make it easier for employees to balance work and life.