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FAHR Newsletter

HR Regulation to be applied in 30 Independent Federal Entities Next October

Tuesday September 17, 2013

The Federal Authority for Government Human (FAHR), has revealed that the Human Resource Regulations will be implemented in 30 independent federal bodies, starting next October, pointing out that time frames have been set for the reconciliation of positions for employees working for these entities to comply with the provisions contained in the Regulations, which will be launched officially on 19 September 2013, in the presence of representatives of federal entities, where Implementation requirements will also be reviewed

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His Excellency Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar, Director General of FAHR said that all employment contracts of employees at entities concerned with the application will be adjusted to conform with the Contract Forms annexed to the Regulations for both citizens and non-citizens. HE added that employment contracts will be made for full-time National employees and another contract to regulate the employment relationship for Nationals currently working for the independent federal bodies implementing the Regulations, in addition to full-time contracts for expatriate employees, on two categories "A & B", and temporary appointment contracts.

 

Dr. Al Awar asserted that plans are underway to reconcile the status of all the independent federal bodies in conformity with the new HR Regulations, pointing out that the coming period will witness the announcement of several executive steps in this regard.

 

There are 35 independent federal institutions, of which 30 are concerned with the implementation of HR Regulations, while the total workforce in these 35 entities, is about 27,321 employees as of the end of the first quarter of this year, of whom 7019 are Nationals, representing 26% of the total number. National female employees make up 4,010 of the total National workforce, while the number of their male counterparts is around 3,009.

 

Statistics indicate that expatriates constitute as high as 74% of the workforce in these federal entities, or 20,302 employees, of whom 16,835 are male.

 

The Director General of the Authority said that the independent federal authorities will witness during the coming period the constitution of grievance committees to deal with employees’ complaints; if a complaint remains unresolved at this level, then the aggrieved employee may resort to the Central Grievance Committee. He stressed the importance HR Regulations in the independent federal entities, as it will serve as a crucial instrument in unifying concepts and frameworks of human resources at the Federal Government level.

 

According to Dr. Al Awar, the HR Regulations will have an important role in achieving the "Smart Government" initiative, as all federal government employees in various positions are now under an administrative system aligned with the general legislative framework governing the work of human resources.

 

The HR Regulations for independent federal entities consists of 156 clauses, and will be applied to the civil servants working in federal agencies which are subject to the Government Human Resources Law, and get paid from the budget approved for those entities, or any entity created in the future.

 

The independent federal authorities taking advantage of the new Human Resource Regulations include: the General Authority for Civil Aviation, Emirates Real Estate, Federal Authority for Electricity and Water, Sheikh Zayed Housing Program, Institute of Training and Judicial Studies, General Authority for Pensions and Social Security, Federal Customs Authority, National Council of Tourism and Antiquities.

 

They also include, Insurance Authority, National Bureau of Statistics, Zakat Fund, Marriage Fund, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare, General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, National Media Council, National Human Resource Development and Employment Authority, National Authority for Qualifications, National Transport Authority, Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology, Office of the Minister of State "Reem al-Hashemi," Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority, Emirates Post Group Holding, Emirates Petroleum, Red Crescent Authority, Zayed University, UAE University, Higher Colleges of Technology, Emirates Identity Authority, General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunication Sector, and Emirates Foundation for Transport & Services.

 

Aisha Al Suwaidi, Acting Executive Director of Human Resource Policies, confirmed that HR systems in 30 independent federal entities will be aligned with the Performance Management System applied in 15 ministries and three federal bodies.

 

It should be noted that the Performance Management System for federal government employees links employee performance and productivity on one hand, and promotions on the other, and identifies the training and development needs of federal government employees.

 

Al Suwaidi said: "We will strike a balance between the training and development system in independent federal agencies and the current system in place in the ministries, and as such we would have succeeded in uniting administrative frameworks and concepts of human resources at the level of various institutions of the Federal Government."

She stressed that the meetings held by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources during the last period with the federal independent bodies, showed there are some good experiences that can be utilized in the coming period. She added that electronic link between the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources and various Independent federal authorities applying HR Regulations will be further extended, stressing the importance of aligning electronic systems in those entities with the Authority’s system to ensure cooperation and coordination. (Al Ittihad 

His Excellency Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar, Director General of FAHR said that all employment contracts of employees at entities concerned with the application will be adjusted to conform with the Contract Forms annexed to the Regulations for both citizens and non-citizens. HE added that employment contracts will be made for full-time National employees and another contract to regulate the employment relationship for Nationals currently working for the independent federal bodies implementing the Regulations, in addition to full-time contracts for expatriate employees, on two categories "A & B", and temporary appointment contracts.

 

Dr. Al Awar asserted that plans are underway to reconcile the status of all the independent federal bodies in conformity with the new HR Regulations, pointing out that the coming period will witness the announcement of several executive steps in this regard.

 

There are 35 independent federal institutions, of which 30 are concerned with the implementation of HR Regulations, while the total workforce in these 35 entities, is about 27,321 employees as of the end of the first quarter of this year, of whom 7019 are Nationals, representing 26% of the total number. National female employees make up 4,010 of the total National workforce, while the number of their male counterparts is around 3,009.

 

Statistics indicate that expatriates constitute as high as 74% of the workforce in these federal entities, or 20,302 employees, of whom 16,835 are male.

 

The Director General of the Authority said that the independent federal authorities will witness during the coming period the constitution of grievance committees to deal with employees’ complaints; if a complaint remains unresolved at this level, then the aggrieved employee may resort to the Central Grievance Committee. He stressed the importance HR Regulations in the independent federal entities, as it will serve as a crucial instrument in unifying concepts and frameworks of human resources at the Federal Government level.

 

According to Dr. Al Awar, the HR Regulations will have an important role in achieving the "Smart Government" initiative, as all federal government employees in various positions are now under an administrative system aligned with the general legislative framework governing the work of human resources.

 

The HR Regulations for independent federal entities consists of 156 clauses, and will be applied to the civil servants working in federal agencies which are subject to the Government Human Resources Law, and get paid from the budget approved for those entities, or any entity created in the future.

 

The independent federal authorities taking advantage of the new Human Resource Regulations include: the General Authority for Civil Aviation, Emirates Real Estate, Federal Authority for Electricity and Water, Sheikh Zayed Housing Program, Institute of Training and Judicial Studies, General Authority for Pensions and Social Security, Federal Customs Authority, National Council of Tourism and Antiquities.

 

They also include, Insurance Authority, National Bureau of Statistics, Zakat Fund, Marriage Fund, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare, General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, National Media Council, National Human Resource Development and Employment Authority, National Authority for Qualifications, National Transport Authority, Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology, Office of the Minister of State "Reem al-Hashemi," Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority, Emirates Post Group Holding, Emirates Petroleum, Red Crescent Authority, Zayed University, UAE University, Higher Colleges of Technology, Emirates Identity Authority, General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunication Sector, and Emirates Foundation for Transport & Services.

 

Aisha Al Suwaidi, Acting Executive Director of Human Resource Policies, confirmed that HR systems in 30 independent federal entities will be aligned with the Performance Management System applied in 15 ministries and three federal bodies.

 

It should be noted that the Performance Management System for federal government employees links employee performance and productivity on one hand, and promotions on the other, and identifies the training and development needs of federal government employees.

 

Al Suwaidi said: "We will strike a balance between the training and development system in independent federal agencies and the current system in place in the ministries, and as such we would have succeeded in uniting administrative frameworks and concepts of human resources at the level of various institutions of the Federal Government."

She stressed that the meetings held by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources during the last period with the federal independent bodies, showed there are some good experiences that can be utilized in the coming period. She added that electronic link between the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources and various Independent federal authorities applying HR Regulations will be further extended, stressing the importance of aligning electronic systems in those entities with the Authority’s system to ensure cooperation and coordination. (Al Ittihad).

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