New employee handbook

The new employee handbook was designed to give you more information about how our Institute is organised and its inner workings. Each chapter was written to help you make the most of the many opportunities offered at INRAE.

Updated on 10 April 2024

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Welcome to INRAE!

Whether you join us for a temporary mission or after having successfully passed an open competition for permanent position, the goal of this handbook is to give you a practical introduction to INRAE so that you, as an employee, feel
comfortable at your new workplace.


INRAE - a overview
Our organizational structure 
Working at INRAE
A friendly and supportive workplace 
INRAE, a commited employer
Discover and share INRAE’s research 

New employee handbook pdf - 1.94 MB

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Paid leave and working hours

This section provides information on the number of days of paid leave you can take as well as work cycle options.

02 January 2020

Rights, obligations and code of conduct

INRAE staff members, whether they are civil servants or contractual employees, are representatives of the French state and are subject to the rights and obligations set out in the French Civil Service Code. As such, they embody the fundamental values of the French Republic and foster the values of publicly funded research.

In carrying out all their work, INRAE employees adhere to ethical values and principles of conduct, act with impartiality, integrity, dignity and probity, and seek to best serve the public interest.

In working at INRAE, staff members also promote and implement the Institute’s ongoing commitment to diversity and gender equality, its fight against discrimination, and its respect of the principle of secularism so that each person may apply their skills in an environment that recognizes and celebrates the richness of diversity and acknowledges that diversity is stimulating and promotes cohesion.

You will find below the principal rights and obligations applicable to public service employees.

12 April 2024