Following the implementation of 2018 terms and conditions of service, the government has noticed errors in the payroll for January, 2018.
Thankfully, some affected officials have also reported the errors to their parent Ministries.
According to preliminary findings, there was a technical dysfunction in processing the January, 2018 salaries for public service workers. This triggered overpayments among some judiciary workers and underpayments related to combat allowances for some officers under the police service.
A team comprising officials from the Office of the Accountant General in the Ministry of Finance and the Payroll Management and Establishment Control Office at Cabinet Office has been constituted to trace all the “fault lines” in the payroll and immediately implement corrective measures.
In the case of the police service, all deductions made in error will be paid in full. For staff under the judiciary, corrective measures will also be undertaken in line with the 2018 approved terms and conditions of service.
While making efforts to remedy the situation, the Treasury appeals to all accounting and payroll management staff to conduct verification checks on the payrolls of their respective Ministries, Provinces, and Other Spending Agencies so that the integrity and proper functioning of the Payroll Management and Establishment Control System is ascertained.
The inconvenience caused by the system dysfunction is regrettable, however, the Office of the Accountant General in the Ministry of Finance and the Payroll Management and Establishment Control Office at Cabinet Office are working tirelessly to correct the situation and restore the smooth running of the payroll.
Chileshe Kandeta – Issued For Ministry of Finance