The Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) is one of the Federal Government of Nigeria Public Financial Management reform initiative. It is aimed at improving the management of human resources and eliminate fraud in the Nigeria Public Service.
IPPIS was designed to achieve the following objectives:
1) Facilitate human resources planning by providing information for decision making;
2) Provide a platform for accurate budgeting and annual recurrent expenditure on staff emoluments
3) Monitor monthly payment of staff emoluments against FGN’s annual budget to ensure minimal wastage and leakage
4) Eliminate payroll fraud such as multiple payment of emoluments to single employee or payment of monthly salary to a non-existent employee;
5) Facilitate easy storage, updating, and retrieval of personnel records;
6) Ensure database integrity so that once entered cannot be manipulated by unauthorised users;
7) Enhance confidence in the process of determining staff emolument cost.
8) Prompt deduction and remittance to accounts of all third parties payments such as PFAs, NHF, PAYE, etc.
IPPIS is managed by Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation in collaboration with Office of the Head of Service (OHCSF), Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC), Budget Office of the Federation (BOF), Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation (OAUGF), and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
From April 2007 to date, IPPIS has saved the Federal Government of Nigeria billions of Naira as a result of differences on the personnel budget and the actual amount paid by IPPIS for the MDAs.
As at December 2015, there are 396 MDAs enrolled on IPPIS. Other Government Agencies including: Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and Federal Fire Service, Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education are due to join IPPIS in 2016.