“Back to School” Policy by the Federal Authority for Human Resources issued today.
Addressed to all ministries and federal entities in the UAE.
It was adopted by the Council of Ministers and launched by the federal government earlier.
With the aim of improving the quality of life of employees, raising levels of job satisfaction and happiness.
In addition to achieving the required balance between social and professional life, and enhancing family cohesion.
Details about the circular No. 8 of 2023 regarding “Back to School” Policy.
In its circular No. 8 of 2023, the Authority called on all ministries and federal entities.
To enable their employees to benefit from the flexibility that the “Back to School” policy provides them.
in order to facilitate for parents working in the federal government, with the beginning of the new academic year.
And also enable them to accompany their children to schools and nurseries at the beginning of their academic journey in implementation of the policy.
In light of human resources directives and legislation.
In addition to the approved procedures in the federal government in this regard.
By a way that does not affect the workflow and service delivery.
Also in accordance with the systems in place in each federal entity, and with the approval of the direct manager.
How can parents and guardians benefit from the policy?
The parents and guardians of federal government employees who have children in school have flexibility to pick up their children from and to school.
Whether through a morning late start or early departure, on the first day of school, for a maximum of 3 hours.
Either combined or divided into two morning or evening shifts.
As for parents and guardians of federal government employees who have children in nurseries and kindergartens.
They may grant a morning late start or early departure during the first week of school.
So they can pick up their children from and to the nursery, for a maximum of three hours per day.
The “Back to School” policy also allows for the possibility of granting flexible working hours in other occasions and circumstances related to the academic year.
In a way that does not violate the workflow in the entity.
Moreover, it does not conflict with the Federal Government Human Resources Law and its executive regulation.
Since the employee may grant permission for a period of not more than three hours to attend parent-teacher meetings in his children’s schools.
Also they may grant permission for a period of not more than three hours to attend graduation ceremonies, and events and activities for children.