Right of priority for re-employment

Last changed: 10 April 2024

When your employment ends, you may be able to claim priority for re-employment.

This applies if you have been a government employee for more than 12 months during the last three years. For new seasonal employment positions, the right of priority applies if you have had more than six months of seasonal employment during the last two years. For employment according to Section 5.1 of the Employment Protection Act (SÄVA, specific fixed-term employment) an employee must have been employed on a SÄVA contract for more than nine months during the last three years to be entitled to claim the right to priority for a new SÄVA contract.

Claiming priority means you automatically become an applicant for available positions at SLU. You have the right of priority for nine months after your employment was terminated. However, for the right to apply you must have the skills and qualifications needed for the position.

You must also notify SLU that you wish to claim priority. Send your notification to the registrar. The Division of Human Resources will then make sure you are listed as an applicant for any available positions that match your qualifications.


HR Unit, Division of Human Resources