Ministry of Finance implementing PAS 99
New standard for integrated management systems being rolled out by UAE MoF
The UAE Ministry of Finance is implementing the PAS 99 specification for integrated management systems.
The MoF is working with PDCA to ensure compliance with the new standard, which will be implemented across multiple stages.
The new PAS 99 framework has been developed by the British Standards Institution to provide a systems standard based on ISO guides for integrated management systems.
PAS 99, the world's first specification for integrated management systems, is based on a set of management principles to enable institutions to reduce the number of required documents and ensure efficiency and effectiveness of these systems. The system also identifies institutions' needs which in turn enhances operational efficiency and limits any risks. The system also assesses institutions' performance and evaluates the objectives assigned to the management. This process allows the Ministry to develop its work flow and achieve highest institutional quality standards.
The Ministry will implement the PAS 99 System within quality systems to manage Information Technology (IT) in the first phase, before implementing it in 11 quality systems in the Ministry.
The PAS 99 Integrated Management System enhances the Ministry's ability to meet all quality system requirements through developing a set of unified policies and procedures that remove the need to duplicate tasks, save time and effort and enhance work efficiency and productivity.
The Ministry will apply and circulate the system within the IT management in the first phase, which will include Information Security Management System ISO 27001, Information Technology Service Management Systems ISO 20000 and Business Continuity Management System ISO 22301.
HE Musabah Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Assistant Undersecretary of Support Services Sector at MoF commented: "The Ministry continues to improve performance operational level and implement international standards in its internal systems, where the Ministry commits to providing all the necessary support to achieve optimal use of the Ministry's human resources, and in turn to save time and effort as well as enhance internal control. This will raise the level of services provided to customers."
The project plan includes: evaluating current situation, documentation, and system support, internal and external audit from the company providing the system.