The Federal Government says it will delist unverified civil servants from its payroll after the ongoing Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) verification exercise by 27th of October.
Director Communication, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Mohammed Ahmed, made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja, noting that the Federal Government began the implementation of the IPPIS in 2007 with a view to attaining transparency, accuracy, safety and reliability in the management of Personnel Records.
Recall that the Federal Government had in September delisted over seventeen thousand government employees from the IPPIS platform for failing to comply with a verification exercise spanning over five years, before additional two-week grace was granted for the unverified officers.
According to Ahmed, the Office of the HOCSF, being the repository of official records and information on all public servants, was saddled with the responsibility of cleansing the record on the payroll system.
“Driven by the government’s quest to curb ghost workers syndrome and block leakages through personnel cost, the implementation of IPPIS commenced with the Payroll module rather than the Human Resource component,” he said.