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UAE, November 19, 2014 - As part of its endeavor to upgrade government work, Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) has announced that the ”smart employee” app for smart phones and tablets, which has been designed especially for Dubai government employees, is now available on Apple Store through the link http://goo.gl/S4QXsq and on Google Play Store through the link http://goo.gl/OZacWh. This followed DSG’s announcement that it implemented the second phase of the app during the Gitex Technology Week held last month. With this step, the app is now available for use by all the employees of the government entities using the government resources planning (GRP) systems. The app, in both Arabic and English versions, provides these employees with a list of dedicated self-services such as leave management including the submission of leave and return-from-leave requests and inquiry about leave balances and previous leave requests; absence and attendance records; payroll (obtaining information related to the pay including pay-slips); team hierarchy and search for and contact of an employee. The app also allows the people in charge to approve purchasing requisitions and leaves from anywhere round the clock and the managers to view notifications so as to take the appropriate procedure. As part of its current campaign to encourage government employees to download and use the “smart employee” app, DSG has allocated a range of prizes including valuable smart devices to the lucky winners. H.E. Ahmad Bin Humaidan, DSG Director General, said: “This step comes as part of implementing the initiative of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to shift to smart government as well as . It also comes as part of implementing the directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, to speed up the smart transformation process and in line with his “Dubai Government Towards 2021” initiative.” Bin Humaidan added: “The range of smart apps launched by DSG reflects its orientation to be the first smart government in the world and achieve its strategy consisting of 4 major themes, particularly with respect to reducing the government’s cost and saving its time through making use of the features of smart devices to make this “smart employee” app available for the employees of government entities following the great response received from government employees who tested the app during Gitex 2014.” Bin Humaidan explained that the app is now available for all the 20,000 plus employees of 40 government entities using the DSG’s GRP systems. By this, the app helps government entities save costs, considering that the app is a shared service that spares them the trouble of paying extra expenses, each separately, and saves the time of the employee and the manager in following up the employees’ affairs, thereby serving the objective of bringing happiness to people, irrespective of their segments and categories. Other features include the possibility of using one format for mobiles, tablets and computers and also the possibility for an employee to write personal notes with alerts and send notes to managers. The app also allows an employee more privacy as it gives him the control to show his photo, job grade and mobile phone number or not. Besides, the app allows managers to view a list of key performance indicators. Employees interested in downloading the app can view the steps of how to activate it on the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfwqgzlP_ys, noting that it is necessary to use the following link for complete activation: GRP.dubai.gov.ae. For further information on the app, please communicate with AskDubai on 600 560 000. About Dubai Smart Government: Dubai Smart Government is a pioneering initiative in the region to provide government online services across the spectrum of corporate and community life in the emirate. Dubai Smart Government officially directs and supervises the implementation of the process of eTransformation in over 30 government entities and is one of the world’s only governments to have established an official eGovernment branch in the capacity of an independent department. Dubai Smart Government utilizes multiple innovative electronic channels to facilitate interaction and transaction with government services for citizens, residents, visitors and businesses with the goal of making the life of people much easier in their dealings with the government. The official Dubai Government public portal (www.dubai.ae) highlights government initiatives and facilitates the customers’ access to more than 2000 service from the services of several government departments, while the official corporate portal of Dubai Smart Government (www.dsg.gov.ae) provides information on the strategy, goals and achievements of the department.