The Ministry of Education (MoE) in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES) has launched a attendance tracking device to check teachers attendance.
According to MoE, this Biometric Attendance Tracking System will be in operation from 2023 academic year. The device is not designed for only teachers but a new measure to track the attendance of all government workers at their various workplaces.
Again the system will be linked to the Controller and Accountant General’s Department payroll system for better clarity.
With this new system, workers will be paid based on the of days worked (Punctuality)
How The System Works
1. Staff are expected to clock-in 4 Times Daily. Thus :
*6am to 8am – Clock-In
*12:30pm – Clock out
*1:30pm – Clock-in
*5pm- Clock out
2. The system will cater for overtime which starts at 6pm to 5am the next day.
Before overtime allowance will reflect on your payslip it has to be approved by your HoD|HoU.
3. A staff working at the office after 6pm do not have to Clock – out and Clock- in again. Such person should finish and leave.
4. Night security will Clock 4 times thus:
6am Clock out
5. Casual workers who are not paid by GoG (cleaners and labourers) will Clock-In from 6am to 8am.
6. Cleaners and labourers who are paid by GoG will Clock-In at 6am and Clock out at 12:30pm.
7. Departments like environmental health and social welfare will Clock-In once in a week. This is due to their field work. They will Clock-In with their phones during field work.
The system will be managed by 7 primary administrators namely:
• Deputy Director
• Internal Auditor
• Finance Officers
Management are putting down structures to organize training and workshops for all government workers to ensure better understanding on how the system works.
Henceforth staff are urged to stay patient for the next line of action mentioned above.