New performance management system for Dubai Government CEOs

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A performance management system has been approved for CEOs of Dubai Government entities.

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued Decision No. (6) of 2021 approving the latest system.

The move is aimed at increasing the productivity and competitiveness of Dubai’s public sector and contributing to achieving the government’s strategic goals.

The performance management system aligns the objectives of government entities with the performance of its CEOs and outlines clear and tangible indicators to evaluate them.

It seeks to facilitate increased transparency and accountability in performance assessment and promote excellence and innovation in leadership positions.

The Dubai Government Human Resources Department (DGHR) is in charge of issuing and updating the procedure manual for implementing the new system, in addition to providing consultation and technical support to the department and assessors.

The DGHR will also prepare appraisal reports and submit them to The Executive Council of Dubai.

A competencies and performance committee will be formed to assess the performance of the CEO of any department that does not have a Board of Directors or Board of Trustees. DGHR will provide technical and administrative support to the committee.

The CEO’s performance appraisal will be conducted by either the Director General, line manager, the Chairman of the Board of Directors or Board of Trustees or by the competencies and performance committee as applicable.

The CEO will be evaluated based on vision and leadership, achievements, relations with stakeholders and organisational performance.

Their objectives and KPIs will be defined within the framework of the vision of Dubai Government and the department’s strategic plan.

If the CEO receives ‘below expectations’ appraisals for two years in a row, the assessors will notify DGHR to take necessary actions.

The latest decision will be published in the Official Gazette and will be valid from the date of publication.


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