STAFF EXPERIENCE AND BENEFITS
WIUT is recognized for the quality of its staff, both academic and administrative, by maintaining, smartening and strengthening the human resources. We can create and maintain the best educational environment for students by investing in fostering professional skills, academic knowledge and cultural literacy of all of the staff. The University will continue its efforts in creating an environment that stimulates employee engagement and realizing their potential in an effective atmosphere. To achieve this, we have launched annual staff performance reviews that identify development plans for their growth. Diversified personal development programmes and trainings may attract and retain top talents of the labour market. Hence, the Roadmap for the Staff Experience focuses on the following four points.
Fostering personal and professional growth.
Providing opportunities for the staff to advance in their careers and develop their talents is one of the top priorities of the University. WIUT will offer development opportunities relevant to the needs of staff within the context of its strategic direction. This will ensure the availability of expertise in those areas that are essential to the University’s mission and vision. We are creating an environment where key learning and developmental needs are recognised as the basis for enhancing performance.
Promoting an environment suitable for social engagement.
The University is planning to provide more opportunities for staff members to establish external relationships that enhance local and international learning experiences. To this end, the university will focus its efforts on creating and strengthening partnerships with national and international organizations and educational institutions. This may result in improving communication and the engagement of the community.
Ensuring staff diversity and inclusiveness.
Diversity is among the key principles of WIUT and this principle should run through all our development plans and actions. The University will endeavour to maintain and improve a diverse and inclusive campus environment in which every individual has the opportunity to contribute and to excel. We are to build a culture that reflects and values the evolving diversity of the society as a basis for enhancing staff experience by attracting and retaining faculty and staff members with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Encouraging staff collaboration.
Encouraging staff collaboration. The successful development of WIUT fully depends on the commitment of the colleagues to work together to reach a shared vision, mission, and aim for strategic goals. The University will encourage productive and intellectually rewarding collaborations among all staff members that would stimulate sharing responsibility for the outcomes and add value to the services provided by the University.
Health and Welfare
WIUT offers comprehensive health benefits and insurance programmes. All academic staff and full-time administrative staff members are provided with Medical Insurance cards. New employees receive their Medical Insurance cards as soon as they successfully pass the Probationary period.
Financial aid (in case of a serious illness, a surgery, etc.)
WIUT helps its staff members financially, when they face serious health problems.
Annual medical examination and vaccination against Covid-19 and flu
WIUT Health Centre organises medical examinations and vaccination (against Covid-19 and flu).
We operate a flexible 40-hour working week with the actual times of attendance to be arranged with a Line Manager.
WIUT offers a two-year paid maternity leave to local staff.
Officially recorded absence days of employees, who are unable to work because of illness, are paid by the University.
Paid and unpaid leave
Professional support, technical support and academic staff are entitled to 24, 21 and 48 working days annual paid leave, respectively.
Employees can request unpaid leave up to three months.
Expenses for Staff Exchange Programmes, business trips (conferences, seminars, etc.) are fully funded by the University. The University covers the costs of airfare tickets and accommodation. Financial assistance for business trips covers accommodation and travel expenses as well as daily allowances. During a business trip, an employee retains the right to keep the position and the amount of her/his salary.
Sport and leisure facilities
Our fully-equipped indoor Sports Centre has a gym as well as an indoor stadium for mini-football, handball, badminton and volleyball. Outdoor sport facilities include basketball and football fields. Moreover, staff members can attend music, art club, yoga and fitness lessons.
Campus catering and canteens are available throughout our campus at affordable prices.
The University offers several schemes of a tuition reduction for eligible employees and their family members.
For Dependent Children
The support policy covers Course of Pre-Foundation Studies, Course of International Foundation Studies and Undergraduate courses offered by WIUT. The discount amount for abovementioned courses is 25% for each year of employment - full-time equivalent, comprising a maximum of 100%. If the approved discount is less than a maximum, the staff member has the right to reapply next academic year.
The support policy covers Postgraduate Courses offered by WIUT. The discount amount for abovementioned courses is 10% for each year of employment - full-time equivalent, comprising a maximum of 40%. The discount will be applied for the whole course and the awarded discount shall not be reviewed until the completion of the course.
All WIUT and WIUT Academic Lyceum full-time and part-time staff members with at least 1 year work experience at WIUT, but only whose labour card resides with the University/Lyceum (excluding those who have limited/temporary contracts) are eligible for applying for tuition support.
WIUT provides a number of family support benefits which include:
A payment for the purchase of agricultural products – 1,500,000 UZS;
Financial support for a wedding - 1,900,000 UZS;
Financial support when a surgery is performed on an employee or close relatives - 1,500,000 UZS;
Financial support for funerals – 1,900,000 UZS;
The University also provides interest-free loans to employees who meet the criteria stipulated in the “Policy of Interest free-loans”.
In addition to their salary, full-time staff members receive partial compensation for travel and food every month.