The integration management programme (Betriebliche Eingliederungsmanagement, BEM) is a service for employees who are unfit for work due to an illness, either frequently or for an extended period of time. Supported by the RUB integration management officer and, if required, by other bodies in charge of consultancy and assistance, employees are provided with solutions that help them continue to work despite their impairments, to prevent further deterioration, and to cut down on absence from work.
The BEM officer’s duties in accordance with BEM practices are as follows:
Susanne Schutta has been full-time Integration Management Officer at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (BEM Officer) since May 2017. She is a trained prevention/addiction counsellor and has been a Certified Disability Manager (CDMP) since 2017.
Ms. Schutta provides independent consultancy, is not bound by directives, and maintains strict client confidentiality. She is assisted by the integration team in the Integration Management Programme.