FG suspends salaries of over 300 civil servants over IPPIS update

FG suspends salaries of over 300 civil servants over IPPIS update

The Federal Government (FG) has stated that it has suspended the salaries of 331 civil servants for the failure to update their Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) as was directed.

Mr Mahmuda Mamman, Permanent Secretary, Career Management office, made the announcement in a statement; issued by Mr Abdulaganiyu Aminu, Director, Press and Public Relations, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF) on Saturday, June 12, in Abuja.

According to the statement, Mamman had signed the circular of the suspension on behalf of the HOCSF, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan.

It said that the circular was addressed to all permanent secretaries, Accountant General of the Federation and the Auditor-General of the Federation.

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“The salaries of 331 federal civil servants have been suspended by the FG on the IPPIS platform for their failure to carry; out the online records update of the HR Module of Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System.

“And also, who failed to participate in the physical verification exercise. “This emerged from a circular 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, Mahmuda Mamman, the statement also added.

According to Mamman, in spite of all the various circulars issued; requesting employees of MDAs to carry out an online records update on the IPPIS verification portal; some employees in the core MDAs failed to comply with the directives.

“As a result of this, they could not also 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,” the FG stated.

1st News also reports that the Human Resources (HR) Module of IPPIS records update exercise was initiated to rid the service of ghost workers; cut down government expenditure; as well as ensure credible personnel records.

The circular according to Mamman further enjoined concerned officers; to report to the office of the Director, (IPPIS-SW) in the office of the HOCSF for further information and clarification.

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