IPPIS: FG to Suspend Salaries of Unregistered Workers | See Details And How To Register
In November 2023, the salaries of unregistered federal government employees will be suspended as the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) enforcement takes effect. Learn more about this critical development.
In a significant move set to take place in November 2023, the federal government is poised to suspend the salaries of its employees who have not verified their details or enrolled in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). This decision follows a one-month grace period granted by the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, and it is expected to have far-reaching consequences.
Suspension of Salaries
According to sources with knowledge of the matter, the salaries of civil servants who failed to comply were temporarily suspended for the month of August 2023 by the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation. An anonymous source stressed the significance of the grace period and the impending consequences, stating, “A grace period was given, and the deadline ends on October 27, 2023. Anyone who fails to take advantage of this opportunity will have their salaries suspended from the end of October, meaning no salaries for this month.”
This information aligns with a letter shared by a senior official in the civil service, issued by the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, dated October 3, 2023.
Background of the Verification Exercise
The aforementioned letter, addressed to all Permanent Secretaries, provides the necessary context for this development. It states, “It will be recalled that the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation initiated the verification exercise for all staff in the core ministries, departments, and agencies in May 2017. Circulars were issued to inform all civil servants about the importance of this activity.”
“To facilitate this process, the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System’s (IPPIS) verification portal was created, and all civil servants were instructed to update their records on the portal. This was followed by a physical verification of the documents submitted by them. The exercise was repeated in subsequent years and concluded in April 2023.”
“At the conclusion of the exercise, the Accountant General of the Federation was instructed to include only those civil servants whose records had been verified and uploaded on the IPPIS portal. Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that some civil servants did not participate in the exercise or neglected to complete it, resulting in the suspension of their salaries. All affected officers who have had their salaries suspended now have a final opportunity to access the IPPIS verification portal, update their records, and present themselves for physical verification.”
Categories of Affected Officers
The letter categorizes the affected officers into two distinct groups:
Those Who Did Not Update Their Records Online: This category includes civil servants who did not update their records on the IPPIS portal.
Those Who Updated Records But Could Not Complete the Process or Print the Slip: This group comprises individuals who initiated the online registration process but encountered difficulties in completing it or were unable to print the confirmation slip.
Important Dates and Locations
The letter provides crucial details regarding the registration process:
Verification Portal: The portal (https://verification.jopis.gov.ng) will be accessible to officers from Tuesday, 3rd to Tuesday, 10th October 2023.
Physical Verification Location: Physical verification is scheduled from Monday, 16th to Friday, 27th October 2023, at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria, Kubwa Expressway, Abuja. The verification will be conducted between 10 am and 4 pm each day.
Final Opportunity: It is imperative for all concerned officers to recognize that this is the last opportunity to complete the verification exercise.
In conclusion, federal government employees who have not verified their details or enrolled in IPPIS should take immediate action to avoid the suspension of their salaries, set to begin in November 2023. The grace period provided is a final opportunity to ensure compliance with this vital requirement. Affected civil servants are encouraged to visit the IPPIS verification portal and complete the necessary steps before the specified deadline. Don’t risk a suspension of your salary; act now to secure your financial stability.