Allocation of tasks within work environment
Organisation and responsibility
As the head of a public authority, the Vice-Chancellor bears ultimate responsibility for the work environment at Uppsala University. The Vice-Chancellor has allocated tasks within systematic work environment management to the Vice-Rectors, the University Director and the Library Director, who in turn have allocated the tasks to the head of department/equivalent. At the Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, however, the tasks have been allocated from the Vice-Rector to the deans, who in turn have allocated them to the head of department/equivalent.
More information about the allocation of tasks within systematic work environment management at Uppsala University can be found here. When allocating tasks, it is important for the person receiving the tasks to have sufficient skills, sufficient authority and sufficient resources. This therefore also often requires delegation of decision-making powers. If the person who has been allocated work environment tasks feels that he or she does not have sufficient skills, authority or resources, he or she can return the work environment tasks to the person who has allocated them.
Each employee has a responsibility to actively participate in work environment management, follow instructions and highlight shortcomings to their line manager. The safety representatives serve as employee representatives and are responsible for monitoring issues concerning the work environment and equal opportunities.