Government staff back in offices from July 5

By DG Staff

DUBAI 30 June 2020: The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR), announced that staffing capacity in all ministries and federal authorities from July 5, 2020, will be 100 percent.

The authority said this represents an important step that contributes to achieving the UAE strategy for a post-Covid-19 situation, reflecting country’s pursuance to be one of the fastest-growing and developing countries in the world through the resumption of various economic and social activities, even as it abides by all Covid-19 countermeasures.

The authority has circulated the decision to all federal departments. This includes cancelling all exceptions granted to employees of the federal government. The exceptions are limited to only one category of employees with chronic diseases on the submission of a detailed medical report approved by the relevant medical committee, said Wam.

The decision also stressed the importance of the federal authorities to adhere to a set of conditions, the foremost of which is strict adherence to the application of the “The Guidelines for Office and Workplace Environment during Emergency Conditions”, and the instructions related to professional safety and health with an emphasis on social distancing to the employees in federal government departments.

Flexible working hours

The decision stipulates the continuance of flexible working hours and dividing employees into groups when attending and leaving work to reduce gatherings to achieve physical distancing, and to activate the use of the remote work system approved in the federal government following the regulations and provisions contained therein, which ensures the continuity of service provision, work and production.

The decision is based on a large number of normative studies and research, especially the “safe return protocol” to the workplace set by the relevant committee in the Ministry of Health and Prevention in coordination with the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi, the Dubai Health Authority and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, NCEMA.

The decision reflects the UAE Government’s flexible strategy during the last stage to address efficiently the challenges that accompanied the spread of the coronavirus pandemic worldwide.

Ajman government offices to resume work with 75% staff from July 1st

Ajman Government offices will resume work with a 75 percent capacity of the workforce from Wednesday, July 1st.

The Ajman Department of Human Resources issued a circular based on the Ajman Executive Council’s resolution No 7 regarding the crisis management in the emirate.

The move aims to ensure the smooth implementation of the gradual return of government staff to work, with the continuous adherence to precautionary measures and preventive instructions in place to safeguard the safety of employees, in line with guidelines and measures taken to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The staff capacity will gradually increase as per developments on the ground.

All Ras Al Khaimah government staff to return to offices from July 5

Ras Al Khaimah Government offices will resume work with a 100 percent capacity of the workforce from Sunday, July 5.

The Ras Al Khaimah Department of Human Resources has circulated the decision that includes cancelling all exceptions granted to employees of the emirate’s government. The exceptions are limited to only one category of employees with chronic diseases on the submission of a detailed medical report approved by the relevant medical committee.

The move aims to ensure a safe return to business normalcy, with the continuous adherence to precautionary measures and preventive instructions in place to safeguard the safety of employees, in line with guidelines and measures taken to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The decision stresses the importance of the government departments to adhere to the instructions related to professional safety and health with an emphasis on social distancing to the employees.

It stipulates the continuance of flexible working hours and dividing employees into groups when attending and leaving work to reduce gatherings and minimise physical contact.

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