Working Hours The normal working hours in AFU are: Monday to Thursday: 07:30 AM - 03:30 PM. Friday from 07:30 AM until 12:00 noon, Saturday and Sunday: Off. Working hours are subject to change by the university.
Safety Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of the University and all employees. The University will attempt to do everything within its control to assure a safe environment. Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities. They are asked to immediately report any unsafe conditions to their unit Director of HR Unit. Not only Director of HR Unit but all employees are expected to correct unsafe conditions as promptly as possible. All accidents that result in injury must be reported at once to the appropriate unit head, regardless of how insignificant the injury may appear. As responsible citizen and residents of the UAE our responsibility is to obey the UAE Law’s. As per federal Law 14/2014 to combat communicable disease, which states that “it is very important and obligate to any person who is in contact or living with someone who is infected and has positive case of CORONA VIRUS, should follow quarantine procedure and obligated to inform authorities. He/she must go for 14 days of isolation. In case of any violation of above law he/she will face legal and criminal consequences.
Attendance and Punctuality To maintain a safe and productive work environment, AFU expects employees to be reliable and to be punctual in reporting for scheduled work. Absenteeism and tardiness places a burden on other employees and on the University as a whole. When an employee cannot avoid being late to work or is unable to work as scheduled, he or she should notify his or her immediate supervisor as soon as possible in advance of the anticipated tardiness or absence. Poor attendance and excessive tardiness is disruptive and may lead to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
Lunch Periods Employees are provided with one lunch period of not more than thirty minutes for lunch each workday. Unit managers/ directors will schedule lunch periods to accommodate operating requirements. Employees will be relieved of all active responsibilities and restrictions during lunch periods and will not be compensated for that time.
Smoking policy According to Dubai law and in keeping with the University’s intent to provide a safe and healthful work environment, smoking and tobacco use is prohibited in all facilities of the University.
Employee ID Cards The University provides an identification card “ID” to all employees. The Employee ID Card is provided at no cost to the employee and is valid for two years or upon termination of employment. ID cards are to be returned to the Human Resources Unit upon termination of employment. ID cards are valid only during the period of employment and do not authorize the holder to obligate the University in any manner.
Sales and Solicitations Private vendors (to include all University employees who may be engaged in a private enterprise business whether as an agent, sales representative, or owner) are not allowed to use AFU facilities for the purpose of sales solicitations to the University employees.
Open Door Policy Employees are encouraged to use the chain-of-command to resolve any issue that causes them concern about working conditions, pay, or any other subject that affects their employment with the University. AFU, in a spirit of willingness to listen, believes in an open door policy. Employees are encouraged to visit their immediate supervisor with questions or concerns relating to their job duties and assignments. Employees may also exercise their privilege of requesting a meeting with any administrative representative, without regard to his or her position in the University. Employees may talk over any matter of concern directly with any administrative representative. Employees are encouraged to remember a solution cannot be reached if no one is aware of the problem. Employees may use the communication chain without fear of reprisal.