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The bonus regulation differs per graduate school. Therefore, please check out what your graduate school has to offer you.


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PhD graduation Useful information for completing PhD


Graduation bonus

A graduation bonus for researchers in training at the Radboudumc is included in the collective labor agreement for university medical centers. An OIO who successfully graduates with a doctoral degree during the period of employment is awarded € 750. See the CAO UMC 2015-2017, Article 17.4.4.

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Extra bonus

The bonus regulation differs per graduate school. Therefore, please check out what your graduate school has to offer you.

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Reimbursement of thesis printing costs

For Radboudumc PhD candidates the Radboud University regulations for the reimbursement of thesis printing costs apply. Hand in requests for reimbursement within six months after the costs incurred. The maximum of reimbursement is € 2,200 for each PhD candidate.

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Transition allowance

The ‘Wet, Werk en Zekerheid’ law describes that an employee receives an severance pay at discharge, if the contract is ended after a minimum of 24 months. This severance is called the transition allowance.

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Transition allowance

You will only receive a transition allowance if the initiative for dismissal (or non-renewal of contract) comes from Radboudumc. However, Radboudumc does not need to pay transition allowance if the dismissal is the result of serious culpable act or omission of the employee. You are completely free in how you want to use the compensation, for example to follow a course to prepare for your next job or to supplement any benefit. The transition allowance will be paid automatically, you do not have to ask for this. No justification is necessary for this allowance. The transition allowance does not affect the amount of your unemployment benefits (uitkering).

Right of transfer

The WWZ law contained a right of transfer for the transition allowance. Therefore, the transition allowance did not apply directly to all groups within Radboudumc. On 1 July 2016, the issues for the last unsolved rights of transfer were worked out. Now, Radboudumc also pays the transition allowance for PhD candidates with ‘onderzoeker in opleiding’ contracts that are terminated after 1 July 2016 without being renewed. 

Amount of transition allowance

The amount of the transition allowance is calculated on the basis of your (gross) monthly salary and length of employment. The main rule is that, for every (full) year of employment, you will receive one third of the month gross salary as a transition allowance. The monthly salary equals your hourly wage at the time of dismissal times the number of hours you work per month. If you work no fixed number of hours, the average working hours of the last twelve months will be considered for the calculation. For the calculation of your monthly salary, furthermore, fixed allowances such as holiday pay and annual bonus will be taken into account.
 
If you have had multiple contracts with Radboudumc, these contracts are aggregated to calculate the transition allowance. This is true, even if contracts are not directly followed up by each other. However, when the interval between two employment contracts is more than six months, the multiple contracts are not aggregated and counting of the period of employment starts again.
 
The government has posted a tool in Dutch that can calculate the transition fee. These calculations are indicative. The payroll also takes all relevant fees into account, but you can use the tool to see how much transition allowance you might receive. The transition allowance is a gross amount. Radboudumc keeps payroll taxes in here, which are paid to the tax authorities.

Questions?

For further questions, please contact the HR advisor of your department.
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