Officials in the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources stated that the authority issued a circular distributed to all ministries and federal entities, under No. 26 of 2020, regarding the affirmation of the continued commitment of employees to precautionary measures to limit the spread of epidemics, and to deal with employees who are not committed to measures to limit the spread of the virus pandemic Corona inside the government workplace.
They emphasized, during "virtual" workshops that the authority allocated to about 750 directors and officials of human resources departments and those concerned in ministries and federal entities, that the circular included 12 types of employees' violations of the precautionary measures, and their maximum administrative penalties amounted to a deduction of 10 days from the basic salary in case of intentional The employee conceals the infection with "Corona symptoms" and going to work, in addition to administrative penalties that range from attention to, warning and deduction, to limit habits such as "shaking hands" and gathering inside the workplace.
In detail, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources recently concluded three virtual workshops targeting 750 managers and officials of human resources departments and stakeholders in all ministries and federal entities, with the aim of explaining the terms and mechanisms for implementing a guiding sanctions guide recently issued by the Authority regarding dealing with employees who do not comply with the procedures. Precautionary measures to limit the spread of epidemics, especially the Corona pandemic, inside government workplaces.
The lecturers in the three workshops, Director of Policy and Legal Affairs Department at the Authority, Hamad Buamim, Head of Policy and Research Department, Asya Al-Balushi, and Assistant Legal Adviser to the Authority, Ahmad Al-Shaer, confirmed that the Penalties Guidance Manual was developed for the benefit of employers, with the aim of supporting the ministries And federal agencies, and enabling them to properly implement health and safety measures for dealing with epidemics in general, and the "Corona" virus in particular, to ensure the safety and protection of employees and dealers.
The workshops focused on that the authority issued a circular distributed to all ministries and federal entities, under No. 26 of 2020, regarding the affirmation of the employees ’continued commitment to precautionary measures to limit the spread of epidemics, during which the health precautionary measures issued by the competent authorities in the country were specified that must be followed by employees To prevent the spread of epidemics among them.
The lecturers emphasized that the guideline for dealing with employees who are not committed to precautionary measures to limit the spread of epidemics included 12 types of violations of the precautionary measures, while the administrative penalties contained in the guide included three degrees, the lowest when the violation was committed for the first time, while the maximum penalty is imposed on the employee when he commits the violation Itself three times.
They indicated that the first offenses mentioned in the guide are “the employee shaking hands with others at work in light of precautionary measures,” and the punishment for the first time is “drawing attention in writing”, and in the second “written warning”, and finally the deduction of one day from the basic salary, up to a maximum. The second violation in “a number of employees or dealers gathered in the workplace without fulfilling the conditions of social distancing in accordance with the instructions from the competent authorities”, and its punishment begins with a “written warning” for the employee and the direct official, then deduction for one day from the basic salary upon repetition, and the deduction reaches three Days of basic salary, maximum on the second recurrence.