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New Initiative to Raise Appreciation for Public Service

Working group to develop concrete proposals to promote the Free State’s appreciation initiative is established

With President’s Newsletter 30/2019 on 18 July 2019 (internal section, german language) the university community was informed of a new Saxon State Government initiative, titled “Appreciation of Public Service in the Free State of Saxony”.

In this context, Chemnitz University of Technology was asked by the Saxon State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts to implement the first concrete measures, if not already done so, with the involvement of the Staff Council and using existing financial resources. Further, it was asked to set the “measures proposed by staff for internal implementation” into motion, with the involvement of the Staff Council, and implement them wherever possible.

The President’s Office, in consultation with the Staff Council, agreed on the next step. In the interest of transparency and broad participation on behalf of the university community, a Working Group on Public Service Appreciation will be established. In addition to representatives from the Staff Council, this working group is open to all stakeholders who are represented as a part of the TUCforum – meaning, representatives of all structural units at the university. The primary task of this working group is to create and exchange meaningful and desirable proposals in the realm of public service appreciation at the university. The proposals of the working group will be presented and discussed in an upcoming TUCforum.

(Article: Matthias Fejes / Translation Jeffrey Karnitz)

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