PUBLIC servants including teachers nationwide will now access their pay details online in a cost saving exercise by Department of Finance.
Finance Secretary Ken Ngangan and his senior officers said that the printing of payslips had cost the government K5 million annually and to save that money, all payslips would now be available online.
Mr Ngangan said all public servants should be getting their payslips through their respective accounts departments.
Mr Ngangan said those government departments and agencies not connected to the new system would have their payslips emailed by Finance Department and could be printed out by their respective account sections. The new online payslip system is called "web self-service" and is now being piloted and should be available to all public servants by the end of the year, he said.
The Finance Department explained that for public servants to access the new online system they have to enter their passwords and pay-file numbers to have details about their fortnight pay.
Mr Ngangan had said through his IT officers that the system was secure and could not be accessed by other people.
"They can go online through the system and print the details if they want to access loans and other business that require evidence of pay-slip."
"We have piloted this web self-service within the Department of Finance and as you may know we have more than 90,000 and if we have to roll it out will cost us money."
Mr Ngangan said other departments and agencies not covered under the piloted system would have all the pay-slips emailed to each of their accounts offices to print out and give to officers.
This is part of the bigger cost saving exercise undertaken by government to eliminate ghost names on payroll.
Finance Minister James Marape said there was a lot of savings that was realised last year when the department started the program last year.
"This year we are hoping to save more public funds through the implementation of the 1PPP (one position, one person, one pay) in the public service payroll which is expected to result in savings for the 2014 budget," Mr Marape said.
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