Staff head count kicks off as Governor launches payroll and HR auditBushnell Odhiambo
Governor Gladys Wanga announced today that the county government will be conducting a comprehensive payroll and HR audit.
This audit will be conducted by a team of independent consultants from Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), in partnership with officials from the Salaries and Remuneration Commission and will focus on improving the accuracy and transparency of the county’s payroll system to ensure that all county employees are being paid in accordance with the county’s policies and procedures.
The Governor stated that the census will involve a thorough review of all county employees, including their academic credentials, salaries, and benefits.
“The audit is expected to take several months to complete, and will involve reviewing the payroll records of every county employee,” Wanga said.
“The audit team will conduct a review and verification of county payroll records under phase one, then later come up with a report that will highlight discrepancies and recommendations,” she added.
According to the Governor, the audit is being launched in response to streamline the human resources system and address the issue of ghost workers, who reap where they did not sow.
Wanga emphasized that the audit is not a reflection on the integrity of county employees, but rather a proactive measure to ensure that all employees are being paid accurately and in compliance with the law.
“I am confident that it will ultimately lead to a more efficient and effective county government,” Wanga said.
The Governor also announced that the results of the audit will be made public once it is complete.
In the meantime, deputy governor, Hon. Oyugi Magwanga urged county employees to cooperate fully with the consultants conducting the audit.
“Let’s avail ourselves for the audit process, because it will make our government more efficient,” said Magwanga.
The launch of the payroll census and HR audit is the latest in a series of measures taken by the Governor to improve transparency and accountability in the county government.
The county secretary, Prof. Benard Muok who is part of the steering committee that will oversee the audit process announced that they will roll out a schedule to conduct the audit for all department employees within the stipulated timelines.
In attendance were county executive committee members, county chief officers, directors, among several staff.