Cabinet approves Rewards and Incentives System for Federal Government employees
The Cabinet has approved the 'Rewards and Incentives System' for employees of the Federal Government as per Decision No.18 of 2015. The system was submitted to the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources recently with the aim of providing unified methodology for ministries and federal authorities to stimulate their outstanding human resources.
The decision stipulated implementation of the provisions of this system for all employees working in ministries or federal authority staff who meet all criteria and conditions, regardless of their grades, categories and types of contracts.
Commenting on the Decision, Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Awar, Director-General of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, said that approving the new system's adoption is an translation of the vision and directions of the UAE's wise leadership, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, aiming to achieve the highest levels of satisfaction and happiness in the United Arab Emirates.
He pointed out that the granting of rewards and incentives to the staff of the Federal Government comes within the framework of an integrated system of regulations and legislation of human resources in the Federal Government, and the stimulus initiatives and programmes that enhance performance, increase productivity and ensure the happiness of both employees and clients alike.
As per the Decision, a standing committee, named the "Rewards and Incentives Committee", will be formulated, as per the Minister or the Under-Secretary of the Ministry or an authorised representative, with the membership of Assistant Under-Secretaries, Directors of Human Resources Departments, Services, Strategic Planning and Corporate Excellence and Directors of Finance Departments who will be the rapporteurs of the committee. The committee will meet periodically to discuss the nominations of the names of employees who deserve rewards and incentives .
The minister, or his authorised representative, shall be responsible for approving the annual budgets for the rewards and incentives programmes which will be submitted for approval within the special financial items pertaining to incentive bonuses in the ministry, or the federal authority's budget, in accordance with the mechanisms and procedures accredited to the Federal Government.
Meanwhile, the Rewards and Incentives Committee shall be responsible for reviewing the annual budget for the programme and proposing financial amounts to be allocated within the budget of the ministry or the federal authority and the receipt of applications from departments to determine bonuses.
The types of rewards are cash bonus, bonuses incentives and other bonuses