Representative Council for Staff with Disabilities

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Legal Basis

The Representatives for Staff With Disabilities of RWTH, or SBV for short, is the elected representative body for the interests of severely disabled employees and those with certain health impairments.

The representative and their deputies represent the interests of employees with a severe disability and are on hand to assist and advise them. However, the SBV also supports all employees who are not classified as severely disabled, yet have health impairments.

The legal basis for this is Social Code (SGB) IX.

Any issues discussed with the Representatives for Disabled Staff are subject to confidentiality.

Guiding Principles

  • Respectful encounters and tolerance
  • Strengthening inclusion
  • Accessibility guide
  • Reduction of conditions that are detrimental to health

Key Responsibilities

  • Advice and assistance with the application for determining a disability and for amendments
  • Applications for equivalence with a disabled person pursuant to § 2 (3) SGB IX
  • Assistance in appeal proceedings
  • Assistance and advice during recruitment procedures, provided that disabled persons or those with equivalent status have applied. SBC ensures that the selection process is free of discrimination
  • Advice on equipping workplaces so they are suitable for employees with a disability
  • Meeting support and advice for problems at the workplace

We Collaborate With

  • the Staff Council and the Staff Council for Academic Staff, or Prwiss for short
  • employer representatives
  • the University Medical Center
  • the BEM - The Operational Re-Integration Management unit
  • the BGM - Occupational Health Management
  • the Representatives for Students With Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses (VORSCHUB)
  • all other internal RWTH institutions, such as IGaD (Integration Team - Human Resources, Gender and Diversity Management) and working groups
  • rehabilitation agencies (Employment Agency, Integration Office, LVR...)


Name Contact
Vertrauensperson der schwerbehinderten Menschen
Bettina MerlottePhone: +49 241 80 96635

Jürgen Heutz
Geschäftszimmer Schwerbehindertenvertretung
Bianca PapkePhone: +49 241 80 94172

Niklas Schnelting
Phone: +49 241 80 96636

Stellvertreter/innen in der Schwerbehindertenvertretung
Heide WalaszkowskiPhone: +49 241 80 94175

Dominik FrantzenPhone: +49 241 80 94172