The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has announced that Umm Al Quwain Government employees have joined the list of beneficiaries of Government employees discounts program “Imtiyazat”, along with Ajman Government employees who joined the program earlier this year.
The move came as part of the implementation of UAE Government’s Annual Meetings initiatives, which recommended inclusion of local governments in the program, as one of the leading motivational HR initiatives nationwide.
The Government of Umm Al Quwain joins Imtiyazat under a Memorandum of Understanding recently signed between the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, represented by its Director General, Dr. Abdulrahman Abdul Mannan Al Awar, and the Executive Council of the Government of Umm Al Quwain, represented by Secretary General, HE Humaid Rashid Al Shamsi.
In a press statement on the side-lines of MoU signing, HE Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar, Director General of the Authority, said that the joining of Umm Al Quwain Government in the list of beneficiaries of Imtiyazat Program is an important milestone in the process of the program launched by the Authority in 2011 and reflects the increasing importance of the program, as well as the desire of UAE local governments to take advantage of offers, discounts and benefits provided to employees.
He added that Umm Al Quwain Government's joining Imtiyazat Program comes in implementation of UAE Government’s Annual Meetings recommendation to include local governments in the list of beneficiaries of Imtiyazat Program, which in a short time became one of the largest discount programs in the UAE. The role of the Authority, he said, is to coordinate with private and commercial institutions and companies for the purpose of building partnerships and get special discounts and special offers to government employees and their families.
HE said: “Imtiyazat Program reflects the Authority's keenness to create a happy, optimistic and positive government working environment that motivates employees and increases their well-being and workplace harmony, which positively impacts individual and corporate productivity. This would significantly boost the global leadership of the UAE in the field of government work, and make it a hub of talents, as aspired by our wise leadership.”
For his part, Humaid Rashid Al Shamsi, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Umm Al Quwain, praised the constructive cooperation between Umm Al Quwain Government and the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, which resulted in the Government of Umm Al Quwain joining Imtiyazat Program, stressing that this step will undoubtedly contribute to consolidate happiness for all employees of the Government of Umm Al Quwain, thus maximizing their efforts and productivity.
He stressed that the signing of MoU reflects Umm Al Quwain Government's keenness to spread a culture of happiness among employees, which instils institutional values in the work environment, in terms of employee happiness, loyalty, positivity, high productivity and excellence.
He lauded the idea of offering discount facilities to government employees, which would benefit many employees and their families, enhance the national economy, increase employee satisfaction and happiness, and motivate them to work and raise their productivity.
Hundreds of exclusive offers for government employees
Imtiyazat Program serves most Federal Government employees, in addition to those of Ajman and Umm Al Quwain governments. The Smart Imtiyazat application is available to the employee anytime, anywhere, is easy to navigate, includes exclusive offers by Imtiyazat partners to Government employees, as well as interactive maps showing the locations of these offers, while the companies listed in the Program can update their offers from time to time and make new offers .
Imtiyazat Program proved to be highly interactive and was well received by private sector companies wishing to join and provide exclusive discount offers to government employees. The program includes more than 600 companies from different sectors, providing more than 700 offers, as the Authority is keen to diversify businesses, and quality of services provided, as well as create added value.