Uni set to use new payroll system

Education

THE University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) is set to use a new payroll system to comply with Government financial management requirements, vice-chancellor Prof Frank Griffin says.
Prof Griffin said the Ascender payroll system was an advanced human resource-driven system to improve UPNG’s operations.
“This system will allow us to update and ensure our data were accurate to comply with the Government’s financial management requirement as an institution and help us implement activities in accordance with approved policies,” he said.
Speaking at the payroll service agreement signing between UPNG and Concept Group at the university’s Waigani campus last Friday, Prof Griffin said the agreement would provide the university with the opportunity to establish much needed services such as contract management, performance appraisals and individual development plans for staff efficiently and professionally.
He said the signing was part of the process of improving its governance, services and performance.
UPNG chancellor Robert Igara said the university’s human resource committee had reported that their functions had been undervalued and under resourced and this was essentially due to the absence of a human resource – driven payroll system.

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