The Minister for Education Hon. Joseph Yopyyopy, launched a new application this week that will enable teachers and public servants in the education sector to access their payslips online.
The launching of the web application at the PNG Education Institute Hall in Waigani was witnessed by staff of the Department, TSC, representatives from the PNG Teachers Association (PNGTA) and selected teachers and schools in the National Capital District.
Minister Yopyyopy said the Department of Education in collaboration with the Finance Department has improved access to pay slips for teachers and education officers with the development of a web based application to produce teachers and education public servants pay slips.
The application allows teachers and public servants to register and be able to view their pay advices, download and print them.
The Department of Finance supplies the data for the pay slips and the Department of Education hosts it on its cloud infrastructure for teachers and public servants to access their payslips using their correct and verified credentials.
In 2013, the Department of Finance initiated the Web Self Service for pay slips for the public service. Teachers were able to access their pay slips online through the Department of Finance ICT infrastructure but this service ceased due to technical issues at the Department of Finance to accommodate the request for service by users causing inconvenience to teachers and public servants.
“I am really pleased that our teachers and public servants in the education sector will now have access to their pay slip at anytime and wherever they are.” Minister Yopyyopy said.
“The traditional way of distributing printed payslips which is expensive and takes a long time to reach the teacher or officer will be a thing of the past now,” he added.
“This system is efficient and easily accessible.The application can be accessed via internet on computers, mobile devices and any other devices that have access to the internet.” he said.
It can be accessed by using a Universal Resource Locator (URL) on the education website that has been created (payslip.education.gov.pg).
“This is a web based application completely independent from the Department of Education and Department of Finance.
"There are strict security measures installed to keep intruders out of the organizations which may use this service as a means of intrusion with bad intent and also minimize fraud and foul play related to teachers’ and public servants’ pay advices."
Minister Yopyyopy thanked the Secretary for Education, Dr. Uke Kombra, and the Top Management Team of the Department and the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) for driving the agenda in consultation,with the Department’s ICT Division, Payroll Division, Department of Finance and other stake holders, including Digitec PNG, for the online system.
Mr. Yopyyopy said the introduction of the application is developed in line with National Education Plan 2015 – 2019, the Medium Term Development Plan (MTDP) 3 and Alotau Accord 2 to use technology to improve service delivery.