PUBLIC SERVICE BEGINS GOVERNMENT PAYROLL EXPENDITURE CONTROL

"This audit will involve physical check on officers registered against positions on the Government Payroll to confirm the existence of theses officers in the organisation."

Public  Service Minister Westly Nukundi is taking a lead in implementing a National Executive Council Decision of 2017 to take "Control of  Government Payroll Expenditure in the Personnel Emoluments Budget".    

In NEC decision 71 of 2017,  directions were issued for relevant Central Agency Departments to take  appropriate actions to control the increase in the Public Service Personnel  Emoluments Budget.    

"When  I was reappointed as Minister for Public Service under the Marape-Davis  Government, I made a strong commitment that directions issued by the  Government through this decision must be implemented and the intentions of  those directives are fully realised"  

Since  some of those directives under that decision fall under functions in the  Public Service Ministry, the Minister has now directed the Department of  Personnel Management to determine options for implementing these directives.      

"The  Department (DPM) has now come up with strategies that can apply to control  the Increased Costs in Public Service Personnel Emoluments Budget."

One of  those strategies is for the department to conduct Manpower and Organisation  Audits in all departments, Provincial Administrations, Public Hospitals and  other government institutions.

The  Minister has notified first four statutory organisations which will undergo  Manpower and Organisation Audits. These include The Department of Works,  Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority, National Agriculture and  Quarantine Inspection Authority (NAQIA)and Hela Provincial Administration.  This will be followed by all other government institutions.    

This  audit will involve physical check on officers registered against positions on  the Government Payroll to confirm the existence of theses officers in the  organisation.

September 9, 2019