The Federal Government has introduced control mechanisms to forestall infiltration of the integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) platform by fake employees.
This is sequel to the implementation of the Human Resource (HR) component of the IPPIS in the Federal Service.
In a circular titled ‘’New Procedure for enrolment of Federal Civil Service Employees on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) ref HCSF/CMO/IPPIS1/1/502, signed by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, she reminded Ministries of the need to obtain waiver for employment from the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation (OHCSF).
Abdulganiyu Aminu, the Director, Press and Public Relations, OHCSF said this on Saturday in Abuja in a statement.
He said that furthermore, the MDAs are also enjoined to obtain clearance from the Budget Office of the Federation indicating budgetary provisions in the relevant year for the payment of salaries of the officers to be recruited, she added.
Dr. Yemi Esan in the circular further listed procedures that must adhered to to enrol new employees on the IPPIS platform to include that all waiver granted by the OHCSF and appointment letters issued by FCSC must be submitted to the OHCSF for confirmation and authentication.
“Thereafter, the newly recruited employees, irrespective of their pool offices, must document at the OHCSF before proceeding to their relevant Ministries of deployment.
“In the case of officers on salary grade level 06 and below, the respective Ministries will forward the list of all newly recruited officers to the OHCSF for authentication of waiver.
“The OHCSF will, after documentation of all employees, and subsequent deployment, open the registration portal and notify the Ministries to complete the online registration forms; printout the confirmation slips (to be signed by the Permanent Secretary and Director, Human Resource Management) and submit same to OHCSF;
The ministries will therefore forward the list of the new employees to the OHCSF, IPPIS-SW for verification of document; and
after verification of each employee, the IPPIS-SW will scan all the relevant documents for uploading into the IPPIS platform; and capture their biometrics before payrolling,” the circular said.
It said that in order to clear all pending personnel and payrolling issues, a committee, comprising relevant stakeholders has also been constituted to authenticate all waivers and appointment letters of staff of all core ministries issued by the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) or Ministries for GL 06 officers and below in order to facilitate their enrolment on IPPIS platform.
The circular further requested all ministries to forward the list and documents of all newly recruited officers from the core ministries already enrolled on the IPPIS platform to the Director IPPIS-SW, OHCSF.