The Director of the Policy and Legal Affairs Department at the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, Hamad Buamim, confirmed that the authority played a pivotal role in preparing for the implementation of the new system of weekly working hours in the federal government sector in the country, which actually entered into force at the beginning of this year, so that the actual working days became four and a half days. A working day, while the official weekly holiday for the state is on Saturday and Sunday, explaining that it was the authority that submitted the proposal for the new work system.
Buamim said, in a statement on the blog of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources: “The new Friday work schedule included normative studies that were conducted at the level of the countries in the region, accompanied by a comprehensive feasibility study to monitor the expected results in terms of raising labor productivity in the government sector, and stimulating the economic movement in the country from By increasing domestic consumption, in addition to strengthening family and societal relations,” he stressed, stressing that the new system enhances the UAE’s position on the business map as a global economic center.
He added that «the new weekly working hours contribute to strengthening the integration of the national economy with various economies and global markets, and enhance its important and effective strategic position in the global economy, especially as it ensures the matching of days of exchanges and commercial, economic and financial transactions with countries that adopt the weekly holiday on Saturdays and Sundays, and it will also support This orientation is the financial sector, as it will harmonize with working days in international stock exchanges and financial markets, in addition to international banks, and thus the new system will enhance the performance of the stock markets, banks, insurance companies, and foreign trade of the UAE.”
Buamim expected that the new system will improve performance and productivity in government work, enhance the country’s competitiveness and consolidate its position among the most attractive countries for work and life in the world. The new system will also establish the flexibility of government work and its ability to quickly adapt to any changes and developments around the world. Quality of life in the work environment.