IPPIS is an acronym for Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. The IPPIS office is an appendage of the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF). The IPPIS project, which commenced in April, 2007 is responsible for payment of salaries and wages directly to the bank accounts of federal government employees. It is a platform that is controlled by the government and one that integrates and harmonizes payments of federal employees.
Its major aim is to pay accurately and on time within statutory and contractual regulations. The Department aims to provide a payroll service that is customer focused and that utilises technology wherever possible.
IPPIS also appropriately deducts and remits third party payments from the salaries of federal government workers. Some of these third party deduction channels are; Federal Inland Revenue Service, State Boards of Internal Revenue, National Health Insurance Scheme, National Housing Fund, Pension Fund Administrator, Cooperative Societies, Trade Unions Dues, Association Dues and Bank Loans.
Meaning that if you are a federal employee enrolled on the IPPIS, your tax or housing fund is deducted from your salary before the salary hits your account. There are currently about 459 MDAS (Ministries, Departments and Agencies) on the IPPIS platform according to the Department website – https://www.ippis.gov.ng/.
IPPIS processes and pays the salaries of over three hundred thousand (300,000) federal government employees across the 459 MDAs. The Department claims it has been able to weed out ghost employees from the payroll through its technology driven processes.