Daily Archives: Friday January 17th, 2014

Technician pay

Per BakkeThe financial situation of K2 is, as we have pointed out several times in this column, tight. Even after a thorough review with the faculty where we got approval for our view that salary obligations related to old BFS-agreements must be compensated, we still face a year of deficit.

One of the initiatives implemented to balance the situation is the introduction of technician pay. This means that research groups must pay for the technical services received from the institute. It should be stressed that this only applies to technicians receiving salary directly from annum. Technical positions at K2, funded from external sources, or technicians that have been bought free, will not be affected by this.

The principle of technician pay has been discussed in the institute, which has given its support to the initiative. It has been decided that the technician pay will be kr 50 000 pr man-year per year. For research groups where several scientific employees share one technician, the leader of the research group must divide the amount based on internal use of the technician. The financial section at K2 will contact each research group in order to clarify the practical aspects of payment.

The technician pay is calculated to yield approximately 1 million kroner annually to the institute finances, and thus reduce the deficit this year to about kr 900 000. This is a manageable amount which, with tight cost control during the year, may be reduced further.


Overview of requisitioners at K2 – Orders

All orders has to be done by appointed requisitioners in the research groups, and must be done through the ordering system Basware PM.

Only these persons are allowed to order on behalf of UoB.
Here (in Norwegian)  you will find an overview of the requisitioners for all groups. The orders will be sent from the requisitioner to someone in the economy section for approval. Each research group have a fixed economist as point of contact. The economists are also backup in case of absence.

Orders made before 14:00 will be executed the same day. After this they will be dealt with consecutively as much as possible. Continue reading

New routines for travel claims – reminder

As you should now know, all employees at UoB must send their travel claims through Pagaweb, and a print of the main page must be sent/delivered to the institute together with all receipts.

The travel expenses need to be formally approved by the project leader, to keep track of the economy. From this year on, all travel claims must have a signature from the project leader before it is sent to the economy section.

A note with directions for where the money should be pulled from, would also be helpful.

New PhD courses at the Postgraduate School of Clinical Medical Research

The courses are named Seminar in clinical and translational research (FSKLI901) and Perspectives in translational medicine (FSKLI902) (Course description will be available next week).

The first is a formalization of the «network lunches» which is organized by the Postgraduate School of Clinical Medical Research.

The second one will consist of monthly seminars and lectures addressing modern and relevant knowledge in particular fields with an emphasis on translational studies.

Both courses give 1 ECTS

You may sign up for the course(s) at Studentweb by February 1st.