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Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR)

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The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) pursues the development of human resources in the UAE government sector through the implementation of novel concepts and the adoption of international standards applied in the field of human resources management globally.

FAHR has an independent legal personality and is equipped with the authority to undertake all necessary actions with a view to achieving its objectives. Furthermore, FAHR strives to achieve financial and administrative autonomy. It acts under the supervision of the UAE Council of Ministers.

The Federal Authority for Human Resources was established pursuant to Federal Law No. 11 of 2008 relative to human resources issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates.

FAHR is vested with powers and responsibilities to manage the Federal Ministries and entities governed by the Law by Decree No.11. Thus, it embodies a promising future-oriented beginning for the development of human resources in the Federal Ministries and Government entities.

FAHR is entrusted mainly with the review and proposal of HR policies and legislation to the Government, the provision of assistance to the Federal Ministries in the implementation of HR-related legislation, the monitoring of the Ministries’ compliance with the provisions of the Law by Decree No. 11 and the implementing regulations thereof, and the consideration of objections related to decisions rendered by the Grievance Committee. Moreover, FAHR accomplishes any other missions assigned to it by the Council of Ministers.

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