Wellness subsidies at Uppsala University
To promote health and well-being, the University encourages physical or passive activities to counter any work-related stress afflictions.
Employees are able to spend one work hour each week on wellness activities, a so-called wellness hour [friskvårdstimme]. The hour cannot be saved for later, nor be used as a basis for flextime. The wellness hour may only be utilized when work permits, and its scheduling must be approved by your unit manager. It may be used in connection with the working day’s beginning or end, but within the normal workday of 8 hours.
Part-time employees have wellness time in relation to level of employment. E.g. if you work 50% of full time, your wellness time amounts to 30 minutes/week.
The wellness subsidy is a tax-free benefit aiming to encourage activities. This activity should be of a simple type; hence, there are limits as to what type of exercise or other wellness activities that the subsidy will cover.
The wellness subsidy is offered to employees at Uppsala University on active duty. The offer is not valid if you are on leave fulltime, unless you are on sick leave or parental leave.
You may receive up to SEK 2000 per calendar year. If you are employed part of the year, you will be reimbursed with 1/12 per month of employment. Wellness subsidy received during the current year, can be seen in Primula Web at My page / 12. Personal information. If you have not received any wellness subsidy, no information is available on the page.
Approved/Unapproved wellness activities (Link to Skatteverket)
If you are uncertain whether your chosen activity is approved for wellness subsidy, please contact the Payroll unit via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accounting for wellness expenses
Accounting is done by the employee using Primula Web. Accounting of wellness expenses may be done throughout the year. Your case must be sent digitally in Primula Web to the Payroll Unit by December 5 at the latest. Requests received after this date will be settled using the following year’s wellness subsidy. The receipt/s cannot be older than 12 months.