The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) recently held a special meeting of the Technical Team in charge of Human Resource Axis, a key agenda of the annual meetings of the UAE Government, which is a national forum bringing together the federal and local entities to discuss the current development challenges and set a forward -looking vision for the UAE Centennial 2071.
The meeting was chaired by HE Dr. Abdulrahman Abdul Mannan Al Awar, Director General of the Authority, and included representatives of human resources departments in local governments as part of preparations for the third annual meeting of the UAE Government.
The results of the first and second sessions on government human resources were reviewed in light of the annual meetings of the UAE Government, during which the Authority took over coordination of the Government Human Resources Axis at the request of the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future.
At the outset, Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar welcomed the team, stressing the importance of the meetings in creating harmonization and integration of human resources policies and systems in the UAE at the federal and local levels to complete the policies and legislation matrix already underway.
HE said: “The Authority is committed to transfer its experiences to local governments, assist them in formulating, developing and automating human resources policies and systems. It will also introduce new policies and systems as part of the local and federal efforts to unite and coordinate plans and programs to achieve the aspirations of our wise leadership, UAE Vision 2021 and its national agenda.”
The Technical Team reviewed the progress made in the implementation of the initiatives adopted at the first and second sessions, including: Future Strategy for Digital Government’s Human Resources Systems, Continuing Learning Strategy of the Federal Government and Development of Human Capital System for the Future Government.
The team also reviewed the progress in the implementation of a number of initiatives, including the development of a unified statistical database for government human resources, HR systems smart screens, measurement of government HR maturity procedures and practices, and establishment of an electronic platform for human resources systems and policies.
Other initiatives included study of future government human resource skills, expansion of Human Resources Club's outreach to all emirates, involvement of local governments to take advantage of the Federal Government’s preferred training partners initiative (Ma’aref", and Federal Government employees discount program (Imtyazat).
The meeting was attended, along with HE Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar, by a number of the Authority's leaders, and representatives of Abu Dhabi HR Authority, Dubai Government HR Department, Sharjah Government HR Department, Umm Al Quwain Government Executive Council, Fujairah Government HR Department, and Ajman Government HR Development.