In January 2020, the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University expressed in its letter its interest in introducing HRS4R at UPJŠ to the European Commission (EC), and committed itself to the EC to adhere to the principles adopted by the EC in March 2005 in the form of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
The Charter and the Code summarize the roles, responsibilities and rights of researchers and employers and research funding organizations in order to improve working conditions and professional development opportunities for researchers across Europe, and thus contribute to the making of the environment more attractive to top researchers from around the world. The documents are instruments for harmonising work environments so that a mobile and qualified group of people would be able to find the same working conditions anywhere in Europe. The Charter and the Code include 40 principles related to four fields of human resource management in research. These principles also represent recommendations issued by the Commission to the Member States, who are called on to exercise them voluntarily.
Employers who have adopted the Charter and the Code undertake to act responsibly and professionally towards their employees. The employers also undertake to provide equal treatment and transparency in their recruitment procedures, ensure fair conditions for researchers, and actively contribute to the development of the European Research Area.
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) serves as an instrument of practical implementation of the Charter and the Code.
The Pavol Jozef Šafárik University supports the recommendations of the European Commission, which contain the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers through the implementation of the project "Human Resources Strategy in Research at UPJŠ"
At the same time, UPJŠ undertakes, in accordance with its internal regulations and the university's policy, to further develop its internal human resources strategy, adhering to the recommendations and principles set out in the Charter and the Code, to ensure transparency, accessibility, fairness and excellence in the recruitment of researchers.
Within the framwork of the "Strategy of human resources in research at UPJŠ" project we at UPJŠ:
Project manager: doc. Ing. Silvia Ručinská, PhD.
Finance manager: RNDr. Ing. Michal Tkáč, PhD.
Coordinator: Ing. Slávka Šimková, PhD.