Zambian government workers hit by payment errors Zambian government workers hit by payment errors

Zambian government workers hit by payment errors
07 Feb 2018

Zambia's Ministry of Finance has found errors in the government’s payroll for January 2018 after it implemented this year’s terms and conditions of service.

According to preliminary findings, a technical problem took place when processing the January 2018 salaries of public service workers via the Payroll Management and Establishment Control System.

This error triggered overpayments among some judiciary workers as well as underpayments related to combat allowances for some police officers, reported ZNBC.

A team of officials from the Office of the Accountant General and the Payroll Management and Establishment Control Office at the Cabinet Office is now working to trace the errors and correct them. In the case of the police service, all deductions made in error will be paid in full.

The Treasury is calling on all accounting and payroll management staff to carry out verification checks on the payrolls of their respective ministries, provinces and other spending agencies.

 Emma Woollacott

Emma Woollacott is a freelance business journalist. Her work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including the Guardian, the Times, Forbes and the BBC.

Zambia's Ministry of Finance has found errors in the government’s payroll for January 2018 after it implemented this year’s terms and conditions of service.

According to preliminary findings, a technical problem took place when processing the January 2018 salaries of public service workers via the Payroll Management and Establishment Control System.

This error triggered overpayments among some judiciary workers as well as underpayments related to combat allowances for some police officers, reported ZNBC.

A team of officials from the Office of the Accountant General and the Payroll Management and Establishment Control Office at the Cabinet Office is now working to trace the errors and correct them. In the case of the police service, all deductions made in error will be paid in full.

The Treasury is calling on all accounting and payroll management staff to carry out verification checks on the payrolls of their respective ministries, provinces and other spending agencies.

 Emma Woollacott

Emma Woollacott is a freelance business journalist. Her work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including the Guardian, the Times, Forbes and the BBC.

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