Working conditions at the University of Tours

New UT staff - your administrative file

When you arrive at the University of Tours, an individual file will be created. This file contains all the documents relating to your administrative situation and the development of your career (civil status, appointment, tenure and step advancement, etc.).

Your administrative file is unique: all the documents concerning you are registered, numbered and filed.

Your employment contract

The employment contract specifies your civil status as well as your address and the full details of your employer, the University. It also indicates whether it is a permanent or a fixed-term employment contract: in the civil service, the standard status of a civil servant (tenured) is accessible through a competitive exam. In the case of recruitment outside this method, the employee has the status of "contractual agent" (or non-tenured). The maximum duration of the fixed-term contract is 3 years, renewable once for a total of 6 years. Thereafter, the contractual agent can move to a permanent contract.
If it is a fixed-term contract, it contains the start and end dates of the contract.

In addition, your contract contains the following clauses:
  • The nature of your role
  • The content of your duties and an indication of your position in the hierarchy
  • The address of your place of work
  • Your weekly working hours
  • A reminder of your holiday entitlement
  • The amount of your remuneration and its components
  • The length of your probationary period and its starting date
  • Your date of employment

Your working conditions

In the Civil Service, working conditions consist of a set of rights and obligations. At the University, these obligations are aimed at fulfilling the public university service: welcoming users, supporting training and research missions, managing the various functions. These are defined in the statutes of the University, the institutional contract and in the general and individual instructions. Everyone is individually responsible for the implementation and execution of the tasks assigned to them. This responsibility implies the obligation to devote the entirety of one's professional activity to these tasks, without exercising a lucrative private activity in parallel. Any deviation from this rule is subject to a specific procedure and must be approved by the President, except for certain ancillary activities which may be carried out without prior authorisation. It is also accompanied by the obligation to respect professional secrecy and the duty of confidentiality, while ensuring that legitimate requests for information from the public are satisfied as far as possible. The staff are subject to the legal protection of the University against attacks or damage that they may suffer in the performance of their duties, and benefit from the disciplinary guarantees arising from the statutes of each body and the texts in force. The working conditions are applicable to all staff of the University of Tours, regardless of their status and mode of recruitment. It also applies in joint research units for staff employed by the university. However, some provisions are specific to the statutes of the various researchers. All newcomers, whether or not they are tenured, must be informed of the working conditions and how to access them.



New UT staff - your digital needs

Digital identity

When you arrive at the university, the Information Systems Department will create a user account allowing you to connect to the Digital Working Environment (email, digital resources) and to the intranet.

Request an account opening, your login and a university email address:

Atout-Centre multiservice card

Personalised and distributed to all university staff, this professional card will give you access to car parks, photocopiers, etc.

Apply for a professional card


Your income - your salary

The main remuneration of the doctoral student and researcher is determined by their " majorised index ", expressed as a number of salary index points, linked to their grade (category A, category B or category C) and their seniority.

For UT staff with the actual and permanent care of one or more children, there is a national scheme for additional remuneration (or family salary supplement).

For more information on your pay and the family salary supplement, please contact your line manager and/or HR officer.