Committees, Councils and groups at FyFa
There are several committees, councils and groups at Fyfa
Each department at Karolinska Institutet is required to have a Departmental Council which is to serve as an advisory body and a forum for dialogue and for the Head of Department to anchor his/her decisions.
A Head of Department has to take decisions on a number of issues of concern to different groups in the department, and it is his/her job to consult these interested parties and seek their acceptance and approval of the decisions he/she takes. The Departmental Council is such a platform and one at which the representatives of different groups can meet.
It is essential that the Departmental Council has all-round representation that takes into careful consideration the balance between research and undergraduate education, equality, technical/administrative personnel and students.
The Advisory Council at FyFa consists of the following persons, designated for a period of three years:
Chair (Head of Department):
In accordance with the stipulated provisions, the following persons have been designated to represent the institution (from 2015):
Teacher representative (from 2015):
Doctoral students representatives:
TA representatives (from 2015):
Vice TA representative:
Adminstrative Staff representative (from 2015):
For meeting protocols pleas contact Pia Raninen.
Read more about the Organisation at FyFa.
Work environment group in Biomedicum
The Work Environment Group is the Head of Department's resource when it comes to overall occupational safety issues. The work environment group will handle health and safety issues in a systematic way and the aim is to promote a healthy work environment and preventing illness.
The group consists of representatives from the five departments in Biomedicum and coming from various fields; employees, safety officers, administrative personnel, students and other.
More information on Work Environment and Health in Biomedicum
In matters relating to the work environment, the employees are represented by Safety delegates. The Safety delegates are a resource the department but are not responsible for the work environment in legal terms, nor for the implementation of measures. The responsibility always lies with employer representatives. In the case of accidents or incidents at FyFa, the Safety delegates should always be notified.
Employee Union Co-operative Group (Samverkansgrupp)
Employee Union Cooperation is handled in a local group at the department.
In accordance with Karolinska Institutet's co-operation agreement, the employer has an obligation to cooperate with trade unions. Among other things, the trade union is entitled to information, interpretation of certain issues and negotiation of certain information.
The purpose of Employee Union Cooperation is to increase empowerment and participation in work by providing the employees with good opportunities for information and co-creation.
Employer and union representatives meet once every six weeks.
Meeting protocols are available in Swedish. Contact Pia Raninen.