Art. 10 Status
The OAQ shall operate independently in the performance of its work. In
its specific activities it shall be independent of offices of the
federal government administration, the university cantons and the
Art. 11 Director(3)
1The director shall perform the duties provided in Article 21(2) of the Cooperation Agreement.
2Furthermore the director shall:
a. engage staff for the secretariat provided that their classification in the Confederation's salary brackets is ratified by the SUK/CUS;
a.bis appoint his or her deputy;
b. present the financial statements and auditor’s report to the SUK/CUS, to obtain discharge;
c. receive his or her instructions in respect of accreditation and
quality assurance from the president of the Scientific Council. The
director shall also implement his or her own initiatives provided,
however, that they fall within the scope of the objectives and duties
of the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Body;
d. be responsible for accreditation, and evaluations of disciplines
conducted in conjunction with the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss
e. support and follow-up the work of the Scientific Council;
f. ensure cooperation with the CRUS;
g. coordinate work with commissions, committees and experts;
h. be responsible for final accreditation reports;
h.bis guarantee that the OAQ carries out evaluations according to standard criteria and that it imposes uniform practice in these matters;
i. prepare the draft of an information concept for the SUK/CUS.
3The director is responsible to the SUK/CUS. Duties incumbent on the SUK/CUS concerning personnel and supervision are performed by the president, provided that the decisions on these matters are not reserved to the SUK/CUS. The secretariat-general is responsible for the routine supervisory duties, subject to the supervision of accreditation and quality assurance by the president of the Scientific Council, within the meaning of Article 5(2) of these Bylaws.
4The director shall issue regulations on the reimbursement of employee expenses. The rates of the FDF Ordinance of 6 December 2001(4) shall apply. The SUK/CUS shall approve the OAQ regulations on reimbursement of expenses.
5The SUK/CUS may require the director to account for the scale of ancillary activities authorised and the amount of expenses defrayed.
Art. 12 Minutes
The secretariat shall keep minutes of the meetings of the OAQ’s Scientific Council and committees.