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Government of the Republic of Uganda Launches FreeBalance Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPS)
FreeBalance IPPS will be implemented in 200 sites and manage a civil service workforce of 400,000 employees by end of 2011
Ottawa, Canada (January 31, 2011) – FreeBalance, a Government Resource Planning (GRP) software company, today announced the successful launch of the Government of Uganda’s web-based Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPS). The IPPS is a human resource (HR) management information system based on the FreeBalance Accountability Suite. The IPPS will be used by Ugandan ministries, departments, agencies and local governments to deliver automated and integrated HR services. It uses modern information and communication technologies that will help the Government of Uganda manage the public service more efficiently and effectively.
“The Ministry of Public Service is pleased to announce the successful launch of the IPPS project,” said Goretti Sendyona, Task Manager of the IPPS Project. “The IPPS will be used by the Government of Uganda to transform the Public Service Human Resource Management Information System into a model of excellence and accountability. The Ministry has held numerous training sessions to ensure effective implementation and use of the IPPS. The support and involvement of all stakeholders is critical in this process of reforming and modernising HR management within the Government of Uganda.”
The IPPS will be deployed in five phases. Today’s announcement includes nine ministries/departments and two local governments, including the Ministry of Public Service, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Courts of Judicature, Public Service Commission, Education Service Commission, Health Service Commission, and Judiciary Service Commission, and the local governments of Lira and Jinja. The Ministry of Public Services has been actively training users in these ministries and departments. Additional capacity building activities will ensure users are able to use the IPPS for all related government services.
The next phases will include IPPS rollout to new agencies, departments, municipalities, and embassies. Each successive rollout will include additional functionality. Training on new functionality will be provided to ensure smooth rollout. On completion, the IPPS will be implemented in 200 sites and manage a civil service workforce of 400,000 employees.
“We would like to congratulate the Government of Uganda on the successful launch of the first-phase of the IPPS,” said Manuel Pietra, President & CEO of FreeBalance. “The vision and leadership of the project team in Uganda demonstrates a strong commitment to success and to the fulfilment of HR goals and objectives.”
The IPPS supports Government of Uganda objectives as it:
The IPPS project is a turnkey implementation of FreeBalance Accountability Suite, Civil Service Management commercial off-the-shelf software. The implementation includes hardware and services. A new, state-of-the-art data centre has been built in Kampala to support the implementation of the IPPS.