Gov’t launches biometric integrated payroll management 

Gov’t launches biometric integrated payroll management 

The government launched biometric integrated payroll management as part of its public financial management and institutional development reform agenda on Wednesday. Speaking at the launch in Juba, the Minister of Public Services, Dak Pichok, said his ministry would lead the way in improving civil servant reforms.

“The Ministry of Public Services and Human Resources Development is at the forefront of strengthening several civil servant reforms. The ministry aims at enhancing efficiency and effectiveness, productivity in public service delivery,” Duop stated.

According to him, the civil service reform system was funded by the World Bank to prioritise public financial management and institutional projects.

This will include the installation of human resources management, information systems, and a biometrically integrated payroll management system.

“This system is processing within the public sector, marking a significant step towards operational efficiency. It will improve, the efficiency, progress and payment of government salaries, which have remained critical challenges,” Duop added.

The minister noted that the integration of biometrics in the payroll systems stands out as the crucial element in the ministry’s effort to clean and update the civil services establishment control.

He said this would also mitigate the risk of unethical payroll activities, particularly ghost workers. 

Meanwhile, the Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning, Agok Makur, said the ministry will jointly work to implement the biometric systems.

“I need to assure you that we in the Ministry of Finance are ready to put our hands together with the Ministry of Public Services to implement this biometric. It is one of the reform agendas, and we are knocking on the doors of all institutions to reform the whole institution in South Sudan,” Agok said.