IPPS is a computerized Human Resource Management Information System that is being implemented in Ministries, Departments, Agencies and Local Governments (MDAs & LGs) to perform various human resource functions. Implementation of IPPS was part of the Public Service Reform programmes aimed at strengthening accountability and improved service delivery through automation of Human Resource functions and provision of reliable and timely information for decision making.
Currently, four modules notably Payroll Management, Pension Management, Establishment Control and Training Management are functional. In addition, MDAs & LGs are able to access electronic records on the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) through IPPS.
A total of 242 MDAs and LGs are use IPPS to process salary, pension and gratuity. Of these, 173 are connected to IPPS on site. The balance of 69 votes access IPPS at the 10 Regional Support Centres. These Centres, were established to ease access to IPPS for votes that still lack the required infrastructure. This has reduced administrative costs of travel to Kampala and led to improved service delivery and timely quality support.
It is worth noting that IPPS is a component of Public Financial Management Reforms under the Third Financial Management and Accountability Programme (FINMAP III) purposed at improving timeliness, accuracy and accountability of Government salary and pension payments.