University Job Classification
Maastricht University uses the University Job Classification (UFO) system to classify and categorise jobs. This system was developed by the combined universities. It comprises a description of jobs and job levels, and shows how the various positions at a university relate to each other. The job descriptions are based on core activities and results that have to be achieved.
The UFO system enables managers to translate the jobs of their employees directly into the contribution they make to achieving the goals of the organisation. It also allows employees to get a clear picture what is expected of them and which options for development may be available (in adjacent posts). The UFO system is a tool that allwos managers and employees to make clear agreements about the expected results and possibilities for professional development.
You will be informed about your job profile in your appointment letter.
If an employee, at any time, disagrees with a decision about their job profile because the assigned tasks changed, they can discuss the job profile or level with their manager. Should the employee disagree with the decision of their manager they may file a complaint with the Executive Board, according to the provisions of the General Administrative Law Act (Awb).
Information on job profiles, the aim of the post, core activities and result areas can be obtained from the human resources advisor or from the VSNU UFO website. You can get the link and login credentials via MyUM.
On the website of the VSNU you find information on competences and the job level matrix (shows different jobs, jobs levels and the corresponding salary scale)