Payroll Auditing: GBC Workers Caught in the Web – FWSC
A letter sighted by seekersnewsgh from the FAIR WAGES AND SALARIES COMMISSION to the Controller and Accountant General’s Department to Stop some unearned salaries.
REQUEST FOR IMMEDIATE STOPPAGE OF UNEARNED ALLOWANCES FOR SELECTED STAFF OF GHANA BROADCASTING CORPORATION (GBC)
Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) in collaboration with the Internal Audit Agency
(IAA) has commenced a Nationwide Payroll Monitoring Exercise.
This is in line with FWSC Act, 2007 (Act 737) which mandates the Commission to “develop and monitor allowances and benefits as well as to co-ordinate, manage and monitor collective bargaining processes in which Government is the direct or indirect employer.”
As part of the payroll monitoring exercise, FWSC has discovered that some staff of GBC are
currently enjoying allowances to which they are not entitled.
Please find attached, a summary of our findings as well as the details of the staff currently receiving unearned salaries.
We, therefore, respectfully request the following:
1. Vehicle Maintenance Allowance should be taken off the payroll in line with Section
4.2.17 of the Administrative Procedures for Implementing Categories 2 and 3
Allowances in the public service.
2. GBC Computer Special Allowance should be taken off the payroll.
This has never been determined by the Employer and was consolidated into the basic salary after the migration of GBC staff into the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
3. The following Category 4 Allowances are meant for. Directors and above are
currently being enjoyed by some staff below the rank of Directors.
Rent allowance (739 staff)
Domestic Servant Cleaner (4 staff)
Domestic Servant Cook (3 staff)
Domestic Servant Watchman (60 staff)
Housing (8 staff)
Entertainment (61 staff)
Utility (Electricity, Water, and Telephone) (59 staff)
This should be immediately stopped and taken off the payroll.
The staff of GBC who have received the unearned allowances amounting to Two Million,
Eighty-Four Thousand and Twenty Ghana Cedis (GH¢ 2,084,020.00) per annum
should be made to refund the allowances in the appropriate GoG Suspense Accounts.