Salaries are determined according to the salary system of the general collective agreement for universities (see Chapter 6 and page 88 onwards in appendices). The salary system of the Finnish universities is applied to an employee when the employee's contract of employment is made for a period exceeding six months.
The salary of an employee is composed of a job requirement component and a personal performance component.
The salary system of the Finnish universities comprises two separate evaluation systems: an evaluation system for the teaching and research staff, and an evaluation system for the other staff (administrative and auxiliary staff). In addition, the university has an evaluation system for the teaching staff at the teacher trainings schools. Based on a set of pre-defined criteria, the employer decides which of the systems is applied to an employee.
See further information on salary and evaluation in Heimo (UEF’s intranet).
Payment of Salary
A Payment Information Form must be filled out before the payment of the first salary. The form and the original employee's tax card must be sent to Certia, the Universities' Service Centre.
If you wish the University of Eastern Finland to deduct the trade union membership fee directly from your salary, you should also submit a letter of authority for the collection of trade union membership fee.
For employees whose contract is valid until further notice, the salary is, as a rule, paid on the 15th of each month. For employees who have a fixed-term contract, the salary is paid on the last day of the month. The salary of part-time hourly-paid teachers is paid, against invoice, on the first possible salary payment date.
For the delivery of the electronic payslip, you can choose whether you wish to have your payslip delivered electronically to your Finnish online bank (Verkkopalkka) or as a paper printout to the university.
Further information in the UEF intranet (log in required)
Deductions from your salary
In addition to the tax, the employer is also required to withhold social security contributions from your gross salary at the time of salary payment unless you have the A1 Certificate of a posted employee.
Compulsory social security contributions payable by the employee in 2020 are as follows:
- Employee's pension insurance contribution: 7.15% or 8.6585% for employees of age 53-62 and 7.15 for employees of age 63-67.
- Employee's unemployment insurance contribution: 1.25%
- Employee´s health insurance contribution (incl. medical care contribution and daily allowance
contribution) is 1.86%.