Implementation

26 October, 2017 - Rector Prof. Robert Tomanek, Ph.D. signs a declaration of support for the principles and recommendations of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

27 October, 2017 - A declaration of support for the principles and recommendations adopted in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers is sent to the European Commission.

27 October, 2017 - The European Commission confirms the receipt of the declaration and informs the University of Economics in Katowice that the procedure aimed at incorporating the University into the group of scientific units supporting the provisions of the Charter and the Code was initiated.

27 November, 2017 - the University of Economics in Katowice receives an official reply of the European Commission. The Commission approves the declaration and encourages the implementation of the principles of the Charter and the Code. The University of Economics in Katowice is included in the list of institutions that expressed their support for the Charter and the Code: euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/declaration-endorsement

15 December, 2017 - Rector Prof. Robert Tomanek, Ph.D. signs an Ordinance on establishment of a Team for the Implementation of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers at the University of Economics in Katowice (Ordinance No. 162/17), whose tasks include preparing the implementation of principles and requirements set out in the Charter and in the Code at the University of Economics in Katowice, in accordance with the guidelines of the European Commission.

12 January, 2018 - The first meeting of the Implementation Team during which efforts to obtain the HR Logo are started. The Group prepares a preliminary procedure for implementing the provisions of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

The meeting was opened by Vice-Rector for Science and Academic Staff – Prof. Barbara Kos, Ph.D. welcoming all team members. The agenda of the meeting:

  1. Choosing a Team Coordinator.
  2. Information on the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (for more information, visit euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/hrs4r).
  3. Presentation of guidelines for the HRS4R implementation procedure.
  4. Division of the team into working teams, determining the scope of their responsibility and work schedule.
  5. Setting the date of the next meeting.

January 2018 – Employees survey was conducted

Example of the survey

February 2018 – Survey Data Analysis

Results of the survey

March 2018 - Conducting an information campaign about the HR4SR strategy among the academic community - incl. in the Bulletin of the University of Economics in Katowice (No. 46) an article by Prof. Barbara Kos, Ph.D., Vice-Rector for Science and Academic Affairs - Research excellence endorsed!

8 March 2018 - The second meeting of the Team responsible for the implementation of the Charter and the Code. During the meeting was presented the results of the Team work, which reviewed the internal regulations and legal acts at the university, as well as regulations concerning higher education and Polish law in accordance with the guidelines of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers in the areas of:

  1. Ethical and professional aspects.
  2. Recruitment.
  3. Working conditions and social security.
  4. Training.

A preliminary outline of activities leading to the elimination of the identified discrepancies between the principles of the Charter and the Code and the current practices of the UE Katowice has been suggested. In addition, the team analysed and summarized the results of surveys about implementation of the provisions of the Charter and the Code among research, teaching staff and doctoral students. It was presented how it works at the university according to the rules specified in the Charter and the Code regarding: working conditions, quality of human resources management, research and didactic process. The promotion team summarized communication activities directed to disseminating knowledge about HR Excellence in Research among employees and the external environment.

April 2018 - work of the Teams

4 May 2018 - Third meeting of the Team for the implementation of the Charter and the Code - summarized the work of the Teams. There were presented proposals of the "Action Plan" and an outline of the OTMR policy.

June / July 2018 - The "Charter and Code" team prepared a report about internal analysis and the plan of implementation the principles of the Charter and the Code.

August 2018 - acceptance of submitted materials from the work of the Team for Card and Code Implementation (GAP Analysis, OTM-R, Action Plan) by the Chairman of the Monitoring Committee.