KHALEEJ TIMES, Wednesday, Feb 01, 2023 | Rajab 10, 1444
UAE: Pension authority inspectors granted judicial powers
Inspectors of the UAE’s General Pension and Social Security Authority
(GPSSA) have been granted judicial powers when monitoring an employer’s
compliance in implementing the pension and social security provisions for their
Emirati employees. The GPSSA can even effect judicial seizures for those who
default, as per a decision by the Minister of Justice.
During inspection visits, employers must make available all financial records
related to their employees’ salaries, as well as administrative records such as
appointment letters, contracts, vacations, termination of service and others.
Business owners are also expected to specify the address of their company’s
headquarters as well as its affiliated branches, and to notify the GPSSA in case
any changes occur.
Employers are obliged to submit data on their Emirati employees upon joining
their entity. These include end-of-service benefits and salary adjustments.
Salary contributions for insured Emiratis employed in the private sector are
paid in January every year. No salary increase or decrease will be considered
“If an insured individual joins an entity after the month of January, the
contribution calculation salary of that month becomes the basis of contribution
payments until the following January,” the GPSSA explained. “Additionally,
private sector entities must provide the GPSSA with salary statements and
monthly contributions for all their Emirati employees in January every year.
They must ensure any changes that occur, such as number of employees and salary
alterations, are reported to the GPSSA on a monthly basis. Contributions are
calculated on the basis of the last statement submitted to the GPSSA, until the
actual due contributions.”