Dubai Crown Prince unveils plan to improve gov't productivity

Sheikh Hamdan issues resolution aimed at increasing the productivity and competitiveness of government entities in Dubai
Dubai Crown Prince unveils plan to improve gov't productivity
Sheikh Hamdan has issued Executive Council Resolution No. (39) of 2018 pertaining to the performance management and appraisal of Dubai government employees.
By Sam Bridge
Tue 09 Oct 2018 07:14 PM

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has issued a resolution aimed at increasing the productivity and competitiveness of government entities in the emirate.

Sheikh Hamdan, also chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, issued Executive Council Resolution No. (39) of 2018 pertaining to the performance management and appraisal of Dubai government employees.

The new resolution will apply to all permanent Dubai Government employees and creates a framework for linking individual targets of employees with the strategic targets of government entities.

It also seeks to ensure a clear set of criteria for bonuses and incentives.

According to the new resolution, Dubai Government Human Resources Department (DGHRD) will be in charge of providing support to government entities in key areas including implementation of the new system and training.

All employees are required to participate in the implementation of the new performance management system while line managers are also required to encourage employees to be innovative and team players, and instill positivity and competitiveness.

The new appraisal process has five phases - performance planning, periodic review, evaluation, budgeting and adjustment of scores, and rewards and recognition.

According to the resolution, the director general of each government entity will set up a committee to review the performance evaluation of the organisation’s units and discuss it with managers.

The resolution also specifies ways to recognise exceptional employees and outlines the process for employees to seek a review of their appraisal.

The new system will come into effect from January 2019.

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