The Shourak is the first transformational project launched by the General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA) to provide valuable information to insured Emiratis on the importance of merging previous and current employment/service periods in case of a career switch in order to increase years of service, without the need to incur any additional cost.
Shourak is organized as part of a performance agreement inaugurated last year for federal and government authorities, which was signed in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
The result-oriented performance agreements represent qualitative projects that increase the nations competitive and futuristic short-term sectorial transformation projects, in alignment with the UAE governments new work methodology.
Shourak (otherwise known as 'preference' in English), which will take effect July 1st 2023, required GPSSA to update its work mechanisms and procedures to allow insured individuals whose employment service ends and who are entitled to receive an end-of-service benefit to agree to not be paid the value of their end-of-service gratuity for previous service years, but rather merge it with their subsequent service without having to incur the additional costs that arise from the calculation formula eligible for Emiratis employed in the government and private sectors.
General Pension & Social Security Authority