Blantyre: In an attempt to flush out ghost workers in the civil service, the Department of Human Resource Management and Development will from August this year embark on an exercise to incorporate the National Identity card numbers for government employees in the Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS).
Department of Human Resource Management and Development (DHRMD) Public Relations Officer, Rudo Kayira told Malawi News Agency on Wednesday that HRMIS is a system which contains bio-data of all civil servants.
Kayira said the exercise is part of government’s effort to enhance the security of HRMIS and also pin-point records without identity numbers.
This exercise is crucial because it will enhance security of the system and do away with ghost workers in civil service once and for all, said Kayira.
She said the exercise which is scheduled to commence on August I, targets all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).
Our aim is to conduct this exercise within the month of August and we depend on MDAs to ensure that we finish it within the specified period because we are just collecting the necessary information from the MDAs.
Moreover, we are aware that other officers may not be available during the period”.
For example, those who are away on training and we will work with MDAs to address such issues, Kayira said.
According to the DHRMD, failure for employees to submit their national ID numbers within the specified period may lead to their names being removed from the payroll.
Last year, DHRMD piloted photo capturing for government employees to enrich bio-data of government employees and also strengthen security of the HRMIS.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA