FINMA employees use a working time model with time recording (based on a 42-hour week). Executive staff (the two highest levels of senior management) do not record their working hours.
The working day (Monday to Saturday 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.) and the rules on time compensation for overtime are set in such a way that they give employees a great deal of individual responsibility and sufficient scope to arrange their own working hours flexibly.
The FINMA head office in Bern and the office in Zurich are both centrally located only a few minutes' walk from the station.
All staff have their own workstation – either in an individual office, a small group office or an open-plan area. Both Bern and Zurich also have sufficient unallocated workstations to allow employees from the other office to work flexibly.
Both FINMA sites have break rooms, meeting areas and subsidised canteens.
Where we work
Mobile working is standard at FINMA: all employees have a modern laptop and full remote access. This makes it possible to work on the road or from home.
Teleworking and mobile working are also embedded as principles in the working time rules at FINMA. This option is used by employees in many functions and at all levels.
As an additional encouragement to mobility, all FINMA employees can choose between having an SBB GA travel card or an annual travel allowance.
Annual leave at FINMA is five weeks for all employees. This rises to six over the age of fifty. The following options are also possible: