Federal government employees are governed by the Federal Decree Law No. 11 for the year 2008 as amended. In addition, there are several workplace guidelines that all employees need to abide by.
At the federal level, Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) is in charge of managing human resources for ministries and federal authorities which are subject to the Decree law.
Public sector employees are governed by the Federal Decree Law No.11 for the year 2008 on Human Resources in the Federal Government as amended by Federal Decree Law No. 9 for the year 2011, and Federal Decree Law No. 17 for 2016 (PDF, 300 KB), as amended. These laws apply to the civil servants who are earning their salaries from the federal budget, as well as the civil employees working at federal authorities and corporations.
Ministries and federal authorities whose laws provide that they will have exclusive job regulations are exempted from the above Decree within the limits of its stipulations.
Further, Council of Ministers' Resolution No. 15 of 2013 on the Human Resources' Regulation for the Independent Federal Entities (PDF, 250 KB) applies to the employees working at independent federal entities listed within.
Read employment laws and regulations and Cabinet resolutions pertaining to the UAE’s public sector.
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