BEM Coordination Office – Operational Integration Management at RWTH Aachen


in accordance with Section 167, Paragraph 2, Social Code IX

Photo of the BEM Team Copyright: Peter Winandy

The BEM Coordination Office staff Susanne Brütting-Behrens and Claudia Mertens are happy to provide you with information about BEM opportunities during an initial appointment.



BEM is only implemented with the written consent of the person concerned. The process is voluntary. All individuals involved in BEM are sworn to confidentiality.


Our Services

Operational integration management, which is part of an employer's duty of care for employees who have fallen ill, is a service for all employees, who were either ill and unable to work for six weeks without interruption or repeatedly within the last 12 months.

Our Goals

The focus of BEM is mutual clarification of:

  • how the inability to work can be overcome,
  • and avoided in the future, and
  • how the ability to work can be maintained long term.

The goal is to maintain and protect the workplace!

In order to present the BEM procedure and to answer questions, we would also like to visit the chairs or departments.


Our Team

Name Contact
Claudia Mertens
Phone: +49 241 80 90437
Susanne Brütting-Behrens
Phone: +49 241 80 90436