- What are electromagnetic fields?
- Static and low-frequency fields
- What are static and low-frequency electric and magnetic fields?
- Direct and alternating voltage
- Effects of static and low-frequency fields
- Reports & Evaluations
- Radiation protection relating to the expansion of the national grid
- Basics transfer of electrical power
- High-frequency fields
- What are high-frequency fields?
- Applications high-frequency fields
- Radiation protection in mobile communication
- What is mobile communication?
- Reports and evaluations
- What is optical radiation?
- UV radiation
- What is UV radiation?
- Sun but safe!
- Effects of UV radiation
- Protection against UV radiation
- UV index
- Infrared radiation
- What is ionising radiation?
- Radioactivity in the environment
- Where does radioactivity occur in the environment?
- What is the level of natural radiation exposure in Germany?
- Air, soil and water
- Building materials
- Industrial residues (NORM)
- BfS laboratories
- Applications in medicine
- Radiation protection in medicine: international activities
- Applications in daily life and in technology
- Radioactive radiation sources in Germany
- Register high-level radioactive radiation sources
- Type approval procedure pursuant to RöV and StrlSchV
- Cabin luggage security checks
- Radioactive materials in watches
- Ionisation smoke detectors (ISM)
- What are the effects of radiation?
- Effects of selected radioactive materials
- Consequences of a radiation accident
- Cancer and leukaemia
- Genetic radiation effects
- Individual radiosensitivity
- Epidemiology of radiation-induced diseases
- Ionising radiation: positive effects?
- Risk estimation and assessment
- Radiation protection
- Basic informations
- Occupational radiation protection
- Nuclear accident management
- What is an emergency?
- What happens in an emergency?
- Federal and state tasks
- In the event of an emergency
- Measuring networks
- Exercises for emergency situations
- Defence against nuclear hazards
- Service offers
- Radon measurements
- Incorporation monitoring
- Biological dosimetry
- Online library
- About us
- Science and research
- Research concept
- Scientific collaborations
- EU research framework programme
- BfS research programme
- Third-party funded research
- Departmental research
- Selected research projects
- Selected research results
- Professional opinions
- Science Council
- Laws and regulations
- BfS Topics in the Bundestag
Compatibility of work, family life, and domestic care
Family living conditions may lead to particular pressure or requirement situations in employees that may reduce their commitment and performance. In these situations, we try to develop individual options to solve these problems jointly with the persons concerned. The objective is to realise family-friendly working conditions to the greatest possible extent and to develop them further on a regular basis.
We offer the following instruments:
- Part-time work
- Temporary leaves
- Parent/child workroom
- Family service as free-of-charge advisory and placement service relating to childcare and the care for relatives in need of care
- High flexibility and unconventional help in emergency situations
- Gradual retirement (e.g. semi-retirement)
- Priority of parents of minor and school-age children in terms of holiday planning
- Opportunities for further education during parental leave or, respectively, during a leave of absence
- Bearing childcare expenses in certain cases during training periods of the parents.
Family-friendly office hours and conditions
The compatibility of family and work life is of great concern to the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS). It has also been taken into account in the BfS guiding principles.
At the BfS, parental leave and various working models (such as part-time, flexitime or teleworking) are used by more and more mothers and, increasingly, also by fathers.
Under specific conditions, the BfS takes over the childcare costs having occurred in the unlikely event that operational and family conditions are not compatible and the respective employees need to be present outside regular working hours.
Parent/child workrooms are available in the BfS branch offices in Salzgitter and Berlin. They are equipped with office desk and computer workplace and also with baby-changing facility, travel cot and toys for the children. So, should regular childcare not be possible temporarily or should the child be slightly ill, parents can take their children to their workplace and take care of them.
In the Neuherberg office, a mobile nappy-changing facility, a travel bed and toys are available. If needed, these can be taken into the office, so that children can be taken care of at one’s own workplace.
In all branch offices children can be taken care of at the workplace temporarily.
Advisory and placement service
All BfS employees have an advisory and placement service at their disposal. This service deals with all issues concerning childcare and care of family members who require nursing.
In an internet portal questions are answered and basic information is provided. Should there be a special need for advice, the service team can be contacted anonymously.
State of 2018.07.18