By Dwelleth Morountodun
The Federal Government through the Head of Civil Service of Federation (HCSF) has suspended the salaries of three hundred and thirty-one federal civil servants for defaulting on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
The hammer fell on them for their failure to carry out the online records update of the Human Resource Module of Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) and participate in the physical verification exercise.
The disclosure EXTRAORDINAIREPEOPLE.COM news emerged from a circular with ref: HCSF/CSO/HRM/T/41 issued on 9th June, 2021 and signed on behalf of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, by the Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office, Mr. Mahmuda Mamman.
The circular was addressed to all Permanent Secretaries, Accountant General of the Federation and the Auditor-General of the Federation.
Mamman said despite all the various circulars issued requesting employees of MDAs to carry out an online records update on the HR Module of IPPIS verification portal, some employees in the core-MDAs failed to comply with the directives.
The Director of Press and Public Relations at the Office of Head of Service, Mr. Abdulganiyu Aminu, in a statement signed on behalf of the Permanent Secretary, quoted Mahmuda Mamman as saying that as a result of this, he added that they could also not participate in the physical verification exercise that was carried out between June 2018 and December 2020 as their records were not found on the verification portal.
It would be recalled that the HR Module of IPPIS records update exercise was initiated to rid the service of ghost workers, cut down on government expenditure and ensure credible personnel records.
The present exercise is said to be the first phase as more names would be published in subsequent phases.
The circular further enjoined concerned officers to report to the Office of the Director, (IPPIS-SW) in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation for further information/clarification.