Sharjah’s 4-day work week system improves financial performance of government agencies

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Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Executive Council (SEC), chaired the Executive Council meeting on Tuesday morning, which was held in the Ruler’s office.

During its meeting, the SEC discussed a number of government issues on its agenda and reviewed the progress of work in numerous sectors and development projects in various cities and regions of the country. emirate. The Council was briefed on the study assessing the application of the new working week system in the Sharjah government and its impact on the progress of government work.

The study focused on the impact of the new experience across a number of government entities, including the police sector, the environment, human resources and the financial sector.

According to the study, the application of the new weekly work system has contributed to the increase of a number of indicators and positive factors related to the working environment and employee productivity, such as indicators quality of work, efficiency, productivity, timeliness and levels of employee and customer satisfaction have increased.

According to the study, traffic accidents and fatalities have decreased compared to the first quarter of 2021 by up to 40%, in addition to a decrease in serious and other injuries. The new work system has helped to improve the financial performance of government agencies, based on financial analysis and comparison of expenditures, revenues and other financial factors.

In the environmental sector, the study showed that during the period of implementation of the new work system, the percentage of emissions of a number of gases, including carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, decreased.

The Council ordered to follow up the study and evaluation of indicators related to the weekly work system in the government of Sharjah until the end of this year to identify to strengthen the positive points and develop the negative points, appropriate solutions for them and develop them. Recently, Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Deputy Chairman of the Sharjah Executive Council (SEC), chaired the meeting of the Executive Council in the Ruler’s office.

The meeting discussed several topics on its agenda related to the development of government work and monitoring the progress of work in various development projects in all cities and regions of the Emirate of Sharjah.

The council reviewed a progress report on the expansion of Sharjah International Airport (SIA), which included completed initial stages of the project, such as several facilities related to fuel filling, recycling and processing , in addition to modern areas and amenities. . The report also included phases implemented in cooperation with many strategic partners and future phases.

This will consist of new buildings, an integrated road network and car parks, in addition to service and operating structures, to contribute significantly to the growth of passenger traffic at the airport.

The board commended the efforts of the Sharjah International Airport Authority for working on its expansion and development and for providing the best and fastest services to passengers and airlines.

The council discussed a draft decree-law on the organization of the municipal affairs department in the emirate. After the members expressed their observations on the project, the council ordered the completion of the legislative session to publish the decree-law. Sharjah Airport saw a 142.74% increase in passenger traffic in the first half of 2022, accounting for around 6 million travellers.

This substantial growth of 2,449 million travelers in H1 2021 illustrates customer confidence in the service and assistance provided by the airport. In addition, the airport has seen considerable growth in the number of flights, with a total of 41,189 aircraft in operation in the first half compared to 21,709 in the same period last year, registering an increase of 89.73%. Between January and June this year, Sharjah Airport handled over 96,000 tonnes of cargo, an increase of 50.39% from 63,844 tonnes the previous year.

Ashley C. Reynolds