FAHR UAE Permits Remote Work For Female Employees With Children

Remote work for female employees
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On Thursday, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) issued a circular to all ministries and federal institutions outlining guidelines for female federal employees with children enrolled in distant education.

FAHR said in its circular that female federal government employees with children in grades six and under who are enrolled in a distance learning system, or a person of determination who suffers from chronic diseases and requires a companion, would be permitted to work remotely. This occurred in conjunction with the educational system being converted to distance learning for the first two weeks of the second semester, which is set to begin on Monday, January 3, 2022.

According to the circular, permitting the working mothers to work remotely is subject to a set of regulations. The employee’s job must adhere to all of the criteria, regulations, and standards outlined in Cabinet Resolution No. (27) for the year 2020 and any later amendments. The authorization to work remotely is contingent upon the child’s school issuing a study schedule.

This is only applicable during the distance-learning time determined by the country’s competent authorities. An employee who has a child who falls under the People of Determination category must submit to her employer a medical report demonstrating that her child requires a companion. She cannot be a member of the medical or educational professions.

Male federal employees are also permitted to work remotely if their spouse (mother worker) is a medical or educational staff member. All federal agencies that operate the federal government’s human resources information management system, “Bayanati,” must adhere to the new work process.

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