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Biometric Tracking of Public Sector workers attendance by GoG effective Jan. 2023

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Biometric Tracking of Public workers attendance effective next Year 2023

Things seems to be changing with many surprises in the system, in circulation is this new Biometric Clock in system to track all Public sector workers who take their salary through the Controller and Accountant General’s Department.

As many institutions are planning on work from home, some are working hard for workers to be in the office from morning till evening.

For those who don’t come to work, you are in trouble.

The hasn’t been any Official release by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department or any orientation for Public sector workers but from the Circulation, the Training of all public sector workers or those to be affected, the orientation will happen soon.


Administrators of the system

The system will be managed by 7 primary administrators namely:

1. RCD

2. Deputy director

3. Internal Auditor

4. HR

5. MIS

6. Statistician

7. Finance Officer

Date to commence

This system is expected to commence fully within the first week in January 2023.


NB: This system will be linked to Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD)

Time to clock in

Staff are expected to clock-in 4 times daily:

1. 6am to 8am – Clock-In

2. 12:30pm – Clock out

3. 1:30pm – Clock-in

4. 5pm- Clock out


If for any reason you couldn’t Clock in during the 2nd and 3rd time, we will be trained on how to Clock in with our phones.


The system will cater for overtime which starts at 6pm each day. Before overtime allowance will reflect on your payslip it has to be approved by your HoD | HoU.


If you are working in the office after 6pm do not Clock out and Clock in again. Just finish with your work and Clock out.

Security Guards at post for night Duties

Night security will Clock 4 times thus:

1. 6pm Clock-In

2. 12:30am

3. 1:30am

4. 6am Clock out

Maternity and paternity Leave

3 months maternity leave and 10 working days paternity leave.

GES Application for Maternity/ Paternity Leave Letter sample

Casual Workers

Casual workers who are not paid by GoG (cleaners and labourers) will Clock-In from 6am to 8am.



Cleaners and labourers who are paid by GoG will Clock-In at 6am and Clock out at 12:30pm.

Field Workers

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.


A unique USSD code will be used to Clock-In so any type of phone can be used.


In terms of workshop, seek permission from RCD, Deputy director or HR to notify the system before you leave.


If you apply for leave, HR will notify the system when your leave begins and when you are to resume from leave.

Nursing mothers

Breastfeeding mothers will Clock-In at 9am and Clock out at 3:30pm.


If you are going out officially as a driver and do not know when you’ll return kindly seek permission from any of the 7 primary administrators.



Monthly Report by workers

Each staff will produce a monthly report from next year onwards.


The device will work 24/7. Either there’s power or no power.


You’ll be paid according to your punctuality at work. It’s pay as you go.


If You’re engaged by any officer for his or her personal reasons it is not considered as overtime.

What do you think about this? Is that the best way to track productivity?

We also know many who come to work earlier than others leave very late yet don’t do anything meaningful at work.

Shouldn’t we be considering  a scheme where workers don’t spend the whole day at work. A scheme where someone come to work for 2hrs and Leave, 3hrs and Leave.

We think that  will be able to eliminate Loss of productive hours and reduce the rate of unemployment.

If you can work 2hrs a day, just that then you leave, another also come to do the rest, you don’t remain at the office and be reading news papers or working lottery.

Well…. You can leave your comment below.

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January 3, 2023 10:56 am

I personally do not understand this people. I hope they don’t mess up cos some of us ran shift system

December 11, 2022 3:26 am

I am just wondering about areas where there are no network coverage offices struggles with electricity as well will it enable to work effectively actually I support the system

December 10, 2022 8:08 pm

As long as they can arrange for their workers transport that time of the night, Plus hopefully they have already discussed it with their workers and that their workers has signed the new contracts regarding the working hours

Khathutshelo Khathutshelo
Khathutshelo Khathutshelo
December 10, 2022 4:22 pm

I strongly support the biometric fingerprint scanner,I think my prayers has been Heard no more robbing government because many people are just there to get paid for what they didn’t work for.good move by government!

December 10, 2022 8:10 pm

Please go volunteer and then see for yourself

December 10, 2022 3:50 pm

Just a silly question… is this clocking machine loadshedding friendly???

December 10, 2022 6:00 am

I strongly support this system with all my heart. Goodwork!!!

Abdul Nashiru Zakaria
Abdul Nashiru Zakaria
December 9, 2022 11:18 pm

assessment here seems to be targeting only individual workers but not interested in their mother institutions. Managers and directors should be seen to design systems and policies that would engage workers at all times. Most workers report to work without schedules. Systems must be design to keep workers busy and fully utilized.
Many workers are underutilized due to no work to be done at work places.
MMDAS mgt not clear enough. Most of the heads are not involve in designing major policies at work places, no logistics for many workers, poor reward systems and many more.
Most accountants and budget analyst dont have laptops which is not helping.
MCE officers should not be seen to be hijacking the work from tecnocrats for design policies for political expediency.
MCD should envolve all workers for decision taking and many more.
The system should be fair. It should not be control by interest of some group of persons. All transfer workers should accept their new postings and all retirees should vacate post.
There should be inservice training for workers to enhance productivity especially newly recruited staffs.
Staff should be use for purposes for which they have been employed..

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