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News from the NWO Central Works Council (Newsletter Inside NWO-I January 2021)

In December 2020, the NWO Central Works Council (COR NWO) spoke with Dirk Jan van den Berg (president of the Supervisory Board), NWO Executive Board members Stan Gielen and Caroline Visser and NWO-I director Miriam Luizink about the general state of affairs within NWO. In addition, the COR NWO received an update about the postponement of the launch of the New Financial System (NFS) of NWO-I. Meanwhile, the COR NWO is already looking forward to upcoming subjects such as the handover to the new COR NWO in May.

State of affairs within NWO

In December 2020, the COR NWO spoke with Dirk Jan van den Berg (president of the Supervisory Board), NWO Executive Board members Stan Gielen and Caroline Visser, and NWO-I director Miriam Luizink about the general state of affairs within NWO. The discussions included subjects such as the NWO evaluation, the further development of NWO-I, financial developments and the structural budget deficit at NWO-I. The expected requests for approval and advice for 2021 were also discussed, including the assessment system, the personnel information system, the budget deficit and the effects of this, and the deployment of the NWO-I office. If you want to know exactly what was discussed during this meeting, then please register for the COR NWO mailing list via COR@nwo.nl.

Launch of New Financial System (NFS) postponed

In the first half of December last year, it became clear that the deadline of 1 January 2021 for launching the New Financial System (NFS) would not be met. The COR NWO was updated about the situation that has arisen due to the postponement of the implementation and it will continue to receive updates. The COR NWO members are also actively gathering information from their own institute or organisation unit with the aim of identifying the consequences of this postponement.

Plans for 2021

In the coming year, the COR NWO expects to deal with the following subjects: coronavirus, privacy and GDPR, election of the university workgroups (BUW) representatives, and a change in the organisation of the co-determination with a handover to the new COR NWO (early May 2021). Furthermore, the COR NWO will once again produce an annual report. As soon as this COR NWO Annual Report is ready, you will be able to download it from the NWO-I website. If there are matters that you would like to see discussed in the COR NWO, then you can inform us about these via COR@nwo.nl.

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