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Kingdom of saudi arabia (civil service system)


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Kingdom of saudi arabia (civil service system)

  2. 2. COUNTRY PROFILE: SAUDI ARABIA  Formal Name: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Al Mamlakah al Arabiyah as Suudiyah).  Short Form: Saudi Arabia.  Term for Citizen(s): Saudi Arabian(s) or Saudi(s).  Capital: Riyadh (estimated population 3.6 million).  Major Cities: Population estimates for 2006 show continued growth for Saudi Arabia’s major urban areas: Jeddah (2.9 million), Mecca (1.6 million), Ad Dammam/Khobar/Dhahran (1.6 million), and Medina (854,500). Mecca and Medina have religious significance that far outweighs their respective populations.
  3. 3.  Independence: 23 September 1932 (Unification of the Kingdom)  Public Holidays: Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha September 23 as their Independence Day.  Flag: The Saudi flag features white lettering on a green background. Below the letters, also in white, is a sword.
  4. 4. BACKGROUND AND LEGAL SYSTEM  LEGAL SYSTEM: Islamic Law (Shari’ah).  POLITICAL SYSTEM: Monarchy.  HEAD OF STATE: King. The Saudi Arabian Basic Law mandates that the the one remain in the possession of the sons and descendants of the kingdom’s founder.  HEAD OF  GOVERNMENT King.  SUBNATIONAL  ENTITIES Saudi Arabia is divided into 13 provinces (mintaqat, singular mintaqah). Each province is governed by a prince or member of the royal family. The capital city is Riyadh, located in the province of Riyadh.  SUBLOCAL  ENTITIES Cities.  LANGUAGE Arabic.
  5. 5.  Legislative Branch - Consultative Council or Majlis al-Shura (120 members and a chairman appointed by the monarch for four year terms)  Executive Branch - cabinet: Council of Ministers is appointed by the monarch and includes many royal family members elections: none; the monarch is hereditary  Judiciary Branch - Supreme Council of Justice.
  6. 6. MINISTRY OF CIVIL SERVICE  Ministry established in 1999, with Dr Muhammad bin Ali Al-Fayez as its first Minister. It is the function of the Ministry to plan the civil manpower required in the government sector and to ensure that the competence of civil servants matches the requirements of the Kingdom as it implements its various development programs.
  7. 7. LEGAL BASIS  Royal Decree No. 49 of 1977 to promulgate Civil Service Regulations. Um Al Qura, pp. 1-10  Ministerial Council Decree No. 178 of 2009 (1/06/1430 Hijri). Umm Al-Qura, 2009-06-19, No. 4258, pp. 5-7  Civil Service Council Decree No. 1/1352, 13/9/1429 on the Minimum Age for Specific Groups of Civil Servants. Umm Al-Qura, 2009-01-16, No. 4236, P. 7  Decree No. 1/1285 of the Council of Civil Service. Umm Al-Qura, 1008-04-18, No. 4197, P. 4
  8. 8.  RECRUITMENT: All civil servants were ranked according to grade, and advancement depended on merit and seniority.  Promotion/Staff Evaluation Process: Each employee must aim to attain "excellent" in his/her performance evaluation.  Training: The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) mainly provides short-term in-service training for civil service employees  Gender: Most formally employed females in the Kingdom are working in the services sector, particularly in education, health and social services. While no female as yet occupy a ministerial or a legislative post in Saudi Arabia, many hold sub- cabinet and senior government positions mainly in the education, health or social services sectors.
  9. 9.  Working Days: Saturday to Thursday  Working Hours: 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM  Official Holidays : Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha and Kingdom National Day  Retirement age: 60 for men and 55 for women  Employee Benefits: Medical insurance
  10. 10. LEAVE BENEFITS (SAUDI LABOR LAW)  Vacation/Annual Leave - a yearly fully paid vacation of thirty-six (36) days  Maternity Leave- period of sixty (60) days minimum from date of giving birth  Sick Leave - Saudi employees are entitled to full salary sick leave of six (6) months, half salary for the second six (6) months, quarter salary for the third six (6) months and with no salary for another six (6) months within four years.  Compensatory Vacation (Eid Holiday)  Regular Feast Vacations - “Eid Al Fitr” vacation usually starts on twenty-fifth (25th) day of Ramadan, and ends on the fifth (5th) day of Shawal. “Eid Al Adha” starts on the fifth (5th) of Dhul Hijja and ends on the fifteenth (15th) of Dhul Hijja.
  11. 11.  National Day Vacation – September 23  Educational Leave - (14) days per academic year is given to Saudi employees and seven (7) days per academic year to contracting employees.  Emergency Leave - entitled to not more than five (5) days emergency leave in the Fiscal year  Infant Care Vacation - This vacation is for a maximum of three (3) years during her whole service in the government.  Attendance Vacation - In case a Saudi employee is obliged to accompany one of his/her relatives for treatment, he/she is entitled to take vacation if the required period is more than the due normal vacations. He/She can take extra vacation period and it will be dealt with as paid Sick Leave  Mourning Leave - In case of death of her husband, a Muslim female employee, Saudi or non Saudi, may have a fully paid leave during the whole period of mourning  External Representation Vacation
  12. 12.  Accompanying Leave - leave is taken to accompany spouse (husband or wife) who will study outside the Kingdom; may be granted unpaid leave for a maximum of six (6) years  Study Leave - A Saudi employee who wants to complete his/her studies and his/her application for leave could not be granted may apply for study leave without pay and be given for the whole study period. His/Her job number is kept until he/she returns  Unpaid Leave - Leave without Pay results in absence beyond the number of days provided as legitimate in the employee contract.  Examination Leave - employee who is studying may be granted fully paid leave during the day/s of the examination, provided that the examination is not repeated
  13. 13. EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES  Salary - the employee monthly salary is according to the salary scale. The salary of Non Saudis employees is based on contract. Salary is paid in Saudi Riyals on the twenty fifth (25th) of each Hegira Month.  Housing Allowance - Housing allowance given is equal to three (3) months salary per year and is given all at once. It must not be less than eight thousand (8,000) Saudi Riyals and not more than fifty thousand (50,000) Saudi Riyals.  Transportation Allowance - provided to female employees who are living outside with their husband or family. Male employees are also provided with transportation allowance. The amount depends on the amount of the current basic salary.
  14. 14.  Furnishing Allowance - The Ministry of Health pays furnishing allowance to its expatriate employees amounting to fifty per cent (50%) of their initial basic monthly salary and paid at the beginning of the contract. This allowance is not provided for employees hired locally  End of Service Reward - In case of non renewal of contract, the Ministry pays End of Service Reward to its employees. This is fifty per cent (50%) of the latest basic salary for each year of service, provided that the employee spent a minimum of three (3) consecutive years with KSMC. This reward is to a maximum of fifty thousand Saudi Riyals (50,000 SR).  Hajj Duty Compensation - The Ministry of Health pays a reward to those employees, who work during Hajj period in Holy Places. Payment is based on the current salary of the employee
  15. 15. PROBLEMS AND ISSUES  Corruption