PHILIPPINE GOVT TO USE CENTRAL PAYROLL SYSTEM
By Adrienne Valdez | 2 October 2011
Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary, Florencio Abad, recently announced a central payroll system, included in the national payment portal to be launched next year. Under the national payment portal, the DBM will eventually take over the distribution of salary of government employees, while the specific government agency is tasked only to prepare its employees’ payroll. “By next year, the National Treasury will be the one to remit premiums to the Government Service Insurance Systems and withholding taxes for the Bureau of Internal Revenue. This is to prevent problems of non-remittance of premiums and taxes,” Abad said in an official statement. As Abad disclosed the program during his presentation of the National Action Plan on Anti-Corruption and Good Governance, he further explained the government’s plan to utilise information technology to be more accountable to the people. According to Abad, an integrated financial information management system aimed to improve public finance management is set to be in place by 2016. Source: http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2011/oct/02/philippine-govt-use-central-payroll-system/
Supervisors Approve New Payroll System
September 25, 2002|From Times Staff Reports
Ventura County supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved the purchase of a $12.7-million computer system to issue paychecks, track benefits and handle other personnel information. Although the county is weighing a budget cut of $10 million, supervisors agreed that putting off the purchase would be risky. The 20-year-old system currently in use is vulnerable to breakdowns and relies on technology so obsolete that employees familiar with it are hard to find, said Matt Carroll, head of the county's Information Systems Department. After researching the issue for five years, county officials chose PeopleSoft, a company in Pleasanton, Calif., to provide the new system....
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