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New HR law for Dubai government approved

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday approved a new human resources law for Dubai Government.
The law recognises the possibility of appointment on the basis of “remote work” and gives people of determination an additional bonuses.

It also grants employees five days instead of three days for mourning leave upon the death of a relative of the second degree.
The newly approved law increases the annual leave from 22 to 25 days for employees of grade 8 to 11, meanwhile employees of grade 7 and below will receive 18 days instead of 15.
The law also features a number of privileges including granting an annual travel allowance for the employee’s family members who are under the age of 21 instead of 18 years. The previous law limited travel allowance to three children while the new law abolishes that cap.

The law provides an opportunity for employees to apply internally for any vacant position and to be transferred without the need to meet promotion conditions when that employee deserves it.
It also grants employees the right to receive overtime allowance directly with the approval of his/her immediate supervisor, provided that the extra working hours should be noted in writing specifying said overtime hours spent after the official working hours.
It also grants a five-day comprehensive leave for the employee who is preparing researches, projects and graduation letters.
The law allows promoting an employee who, as a result of the evaluation of his or her performance, meets the expectations and there was a need for achievements and experience which gives more flexibility in the application of career paths.
The new human resources law for Dubai government was approved with a view to creating a conducive environment for innovation and furthering the emirate’s profile as a model for innovation and excellence.
Shaikh Mohammad said that human resources represent a key element of the development formula in Dubai. The law focuses on ensuring job security and stability for all employees, improving overall performance, enhancing government work, encouraging creativity and innovation among staff, and attracting the right talent that can help strengthen the emirate’s stature as a model
“We are committed to providing a supportive environment for all Dubai government employees as the performance of the government sector is key to our development journey. Our objective is to ensure a strong work life balance and stability for all government employees,” Shaikh Mohammad said.
He added: “We have also issued directives to provide all means of assistance to employees regardless of their positions and responsibilities in order to help them realise their full creative potential. The new HR Law reflects our vision for ensuring a better future for employees and the happiness of their families.”
Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, said that the new HR Law is in line with the new futuristic mission of Dubai government as part of which we seek to enhance team spirit and knowledge exchange and streamline efforts to drive Dubai’s development  forward.
He stressed that Dubai is preparing its national talent to meet the rapid changes taking place in its operations, which have been driven by the vision of the leadership that considers people a key asset. The new law offers government entities the flexibility to adapt their regulations according to the nature of their operations.
“Improving government work is a top priority of the government in order to cement its position as a leading government. We will invest all efforts and resources to build the capabilities necessary to drive forward our journey of leadership, innovation and development. We will spare no efforts to empower our human resources so they can always be the best, and the most efficient and competent,” Shaikh Hamdan said.

Source: Gulf News

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