- Winifred Oyo-Ita, the head of civil service, says the verification of federal government employees will commence on Monday, July 16
- Oyo-Ita said that a total of 486 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) with over 300,000 employees, had enrolled on the IPPIS platform
- The verification was part of the implementation of the eight priority areas of the 2017 to 2020 Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan (FCSSIP)
The federal government is set to commence the physical verification exercise of all employees on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) who have completed their update on the online verification portal.
The head of the civil service of the federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita made the disclosure on Friday, 13th July, 2018 in Abuja at the Press Conference to kick start the IPPIS verification exercise.
Oyo-Ita revealed that the physical verification exercise will commence on Monday, July 16, 2018.
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The exercise is geared towards achieving the implementation of the ‘Accelerate Roll-Out of the Human Resource Model of the IPPIS as outlined in the 2017-2020 Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan to reposition the Federal Civil Service.
It is expected to be completed in two weeks.
She explained that the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) is one of the initiatives of Government which commenced in 2006 with a view to training transparency, accuracy and reliability in the management of personnel records in the Service while also curtailing avoidable excesses in personnel costs.
Reiterating the imperative of the exercise, she said: “In fulfillment of one of the cardinal principles of the introduction of the IPPIS programme which is blocking loopholes and discouraging corruption in the administration of personnel records, it is important that the Human Resource Information on the IPPIS Portal be cleaned up with a view to having credible data for both payroll and personnel administration and analysis”.
Oyo-Ita further said that the upcoming verification exercise is to authenticate the documents of the individual employees of the Federal Government and the procedure is that every employee will present themselves for screening and their document scanned into the system.
She stated that as at the end of June, 2018 the total number of 486 MDAs have been enrolled on IPPIS with over 330,820 employees being paid salaries through the IPPIS platform.
The head of service advised all concerned MDAs to cooperate with the verifiers by providing enabling environment for the successful conduct of the exercise according to the circulated time table.
She warned that failure of any eligible employee to partake in the verification exercise would have great consequence.
She said: “The consequence of non-compliance is having your data deleted from the Federal Government Employee Database.”
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NAIJ.com previously reported that The Centre for Satellite Technology Development, one of the centres under the National Space Research and Development Agency (NARSDA) has directed members of staff to personally fund the production of identity cards.
In a circular issued on Monday, May 21, and pasted on the notice board of the centre, members of staff were directed to henceforth sponsor their identity card production owing to “paucity of funds”.
The letter with ref number: CSTD/ADM/41, dated May 21, 2018, was signed by Shuaibu A.O, deputy director admin and finance, on behalf of the director of the centre, Dr Spencer Onuh.
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