The UAE Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has approved a system of rewards and incentives for federal government employees. The aim of the system is to provide mechanisms that enable federal entities to motivate their teams and employees, recognizing their valuable contributions and achievements, and to retain government talents and competencies.
The Cabinet meeting was held on September 4th at the Qasr Al Watan, Abu Dhabi in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court; H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Finance; and H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior.
The system defines two main forms of rewards that can be granted to federal government employees. Financial Rewards: This category includes bonuses or cash incentives, as well as other forms of financial recognition. Non-Financial Rewards: This category encompasses certificates, awards, or any other forms of moral recognition.
Further, it outlines three types and categories of rewards and incentives: Annual Performance Reward: This is linked to the results of the annual performance management system, levels of competence, and productivity. Outstanding Achievement Reward: This category includes several subcategories, as it is linked to achievements that provide added value at the level of the entity or the federal government beyond the scope of job duties and responsibilities. Influential National Achievement Reward: This also includes several subcategories and is linked to individuals who contribute to the promotion of national identity values, enhancing the country's reputation, and strengthening its global competitiveness and leadership.
The Cabinet approved a policy for the forms and patterns of work in the federal government, and determined the employment patterns in federal entities.