The year 2020 has significantly impacted the whole world, with all
the challenges that followed the emergence of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
pandemic, which cast its shadows on various walks of life. The pandemic’s
outbreak has undoubtedly affected all
business sectors negatively, prompting governments to take various
precautionary measures. Here in the United Arab Emirates, for example, extraordinary
efforts were made, to encounter that critical situation, as well as to ensure a
balance between protecting the health and safety of society on the one hand,
and business continuity and provision of services to the public on the other
These efforts paid dividends to a large extent, thanks to the wise
vision of our leadership and the country’s strong technological infrastructure.
Education and normal business continued as usual and never stopped, especially
the Federal Government level, due to a determination to take prompt and right decisions by the competent authorities,
with the availability of Technological tools and automated Human Resources Systems.
In the meantime, the Federal
Authority for Government Human Resources had a large and important role in dealing
with the situation and undermining the repercussions of the disease at the Federal
Government level. During 2020, the
Authority adopted investment in digital Human Resources Solutions, including the development
of its existing systems and launching new ones, in order to overcome the crisis
imposed by the pandemic, and turn its challenges into opportunities, and this
is what actually happened.
Last year, the Authority was able to successfully
maintain safe continuity of business, as well as training and development
processes at the Federal Government level. Many strategic initiatives and
projects were accomplished, including but not limited to, the digitization of Human Resources Systems and their transformation into smart, in an effort to participate
in shaping a prosperous future, keeps pace with change, and respond to the
directions of the wise leadership, and aspirations of the country at large.
Dr. Abdulrahman Abdul Manan Al Awar,
Director General of the Federal
Authority for Government Human Resources