By Gavin Gibbon
New salary scheme for Dubai Government workers - approved by Sheikh Hamdan - allows for flexible working hours
Professional employees working for Dubai Government can expect a pay rise of between nine to 16 percent under a new salary scheme.
While regular government staff will see their average salary increase by ten percent under the scheme, which has been approved by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of Dubai Executive Council.
It also allows for flexible working hours, telework and part-time employment, as well as specifying a minimum wage for Emirati graduates and outlines risk allowance, air ticket allowance, medical insurance and end-of-service benefits.
Sheikh Hamdan said: “Dubai’s ability to launch pioneering initiatives in many fields is the result of the trust and confidence we have placed in our human capital. We are significantly focused on developing people and are committed to the principles of fairness and equal opportunities. We are also keen to provide vocational education and training opportunities and career and technical education to all government employees."
The Crown Prince also approved the formation of a career-grade placement committee, to be chaired by Abdulla Al Falasi, the director general of Dubai Government human resources department.
The committee will approve the career-grade placement lists based on the grades and salaries defined in the new scheme.
Al Falasi said: “The Dubai Government human resources department will form a technical team to work and coordinate with all government entities to ensure the safe and proper implementation of the plans.”