Make your choice(s) in the Selection Model before 30 November

There are deadlines for exchanging of a number of resources (R) and allocations (A) in 2023 in the Employment Terms Selection Model. The Selection Model serves as a supplement to your terms of employment. It allows you to use some of your employment terms more flexibly. This can sometimes be advantageous with regard to your taxes. For example, you can exchange income (taxed) for a reimbursement (untaxed) for costs you incur.

Tip: Do not wait until the last minute to make a selection. Sometimes a request in the Employment Conditions Selection Model does not meet all the requirements, which means that a request might need to be re-submitted. The same deadline applies to this re-submitted request.

End-of-year bonus (R)

The deadline for exchanging the end-of-year bonus 2023 is 30 November 2023.

Holiday hours (R)

The deadline for exchanging holiday hours 2023 is 30 November 2023.

Supplementary travel allowance (A)

In the Selection Model, you can increase your travel allowance up to €0.21 per kilometre or up to 100% of the public transport costs incurred. This is only possible if you have travelled to the campus for work and you have submitted this claim for the related commuting travel expenses in BASS and it has been processed by the Salary Administration. Even if you do not receive any travel allowance at all because you live at a distance of less than 11 km and do not travel by bike and want to request travel allowance via the Selection Model, you need to enter the days travelled in BASS. The deadline for this is 30 November 2023.

Art, culture and sport allowance  (A)

All employees are eligible for art, culture and sport allowance of €100.00 for a full-time contract. You can use this untaxed compensation for activities and courses relating to art and culture, or for a sports club membership. For example: fitness, football, angling, museum annual pass, cinema attendance etc. The deadline to request this allowance is 30 November 2023.

Other allocations (A)

Exchanges for costs incurred in 2022 can be made until 31 January 2024 at the latest.

Holiday hours

In addition to salary, holiday allowance, or your end-of-year bonus, it is also possible to use holiday hours (excess vacation hours/compensation hours) in the selection model. Did you know that? If you have too many holiday hours, you can consider using those hours in the Selection Model or selling some of them. This allows you to reduce the chance of those hours expiring.

Note: All selections made from 1 December 2023 onwards should be made for resources from 2024.

For instance, you can enter the cost of a bicycle purchased in 2023 into the Employment Conditions Selection Model until 31 January 2024. Afterwards, this is no longer possible. If you enter expenses before 1 December 2023, it must be for a 2023 resource. If you enter expenses between 1 December 2023 and 31 January 2024, it must be for a 2024 resource.