Mohammad approves new HR policy for Dubai


The newly approved law increases the annual leave from 22 to 25 days for employees of grade 8 to 11

Dubai: 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 second-degree relative.

The newly approved law increases the annual leave from 22 to 25 days for employees of grade 8 to 11. Employees of grade 7 and below will receive 18 days of leave instead of 15 days.

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 thesis.

Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, said approving the new HR law gives a strong boost to continuous development efforts, and gives government bodies the flexibility to adapt their rules and practices to work requirements, in compliance with general frameworks at Dubai government’s human resources management.

“We are keen to develop the capacity of national cadres and sharpening their skills and talents, as well as to attract brilliant and innovative minds and creating an environment conducive to innovation,” Shaikh Hamdan said.

The law aims to provide growth opportunities for everyone on the grounds of efficiency to ensure the future for more excellent government work.

It takes into account social requirements for government workers, and supports their chances of success.

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