MoF and Federal Authority of Government HR to link services
Project to integrate financial and HR systems will improve government planning and budget
The UAE Ministry of Finance and the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources have launched two new e-government projects to enhance HR processes and administration for government entities.
The first project is an electronic link between the financial planning system for the federal budget, ‘Hyperion', and the ‘Bayanati' government HR information management system. By linking the two, the government aims to enhance financial planning and cash forecasts, support Federal Budget automation, contribute to financial sustainability in ministries and federal agencies, and ensure the efficient allocation of financial resources and optimal use of modern technologies.
The second project is the ‘Multi-Business Groups' project, which will allow ministries and federal entities that operate the Bayanati and federal financial system, to be flexible in implementing human resource laws and regulations, as well as financial systems amongst their own employees.
HE Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary at MoF, stressed the importance of the two projects.
HE said: "The e-linking project between Hyperion and Bayanati, which is used by 39 ministries and federal entities, will contribute to achieving the directions of the wise leadership of the UAE, led by His Highness Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai; to shape the future through accelerating the smart transformation of all government institutions. This will strengthen the position of the country, locally, regionally and internationally".
The first phase of the project to link Hyperion and Bayanati will allow for HR data, such as headcount, grades and organisational units to be automatically added into Hyperion for more accurate and timely financial forecasting and budget management.
The information will reduce the time and effort taken to prepare the budget, and will also provide better support for decision makers.
The second phase will be launched in collaboration with the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources in September 2017. This phase will include completion of the binary binding process for entering the approved federal budget automatically from Hyperion to Bayanati system, and vice versa. This will be available to all ministries and federal entities which work with the Bayanati and financial systems.
The Multi-Business Groups project enables ministries and federal entities which work with the Bayanati system, but have their own processes for human resources, salary scales and wages, to also implement the system's laws, regulations and procedures.
The Multi-Business Groups project benefit 13 federal entities which currently use the Bayanati system. MoF and the Authority will be able to automate the laws, regulations and procedures of the Bayanati system, whilst ensuring that ministries and entities with their own processes for human resources are not affected.