The County Government of Uasin Gishu yesterday kicked off a biometric system of registering its staff members in an event that was carried out at the County headquarters.
Speaking during the exercise, Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor H. E Hon. Daniel Chemno said that this would improve service delivery to members of the public.
The Deputy County Boss said that absenteeism without official permission would be a thing of the past in the County offices.
“Today’s society is leaning towards technology and the need to embrace it is a must” Said the DG.
The biometric registration will allow staff members to log in when they get to work in the morning and log out before leaving in the evening.
According to the Acting ICT Chief Officer Titus Kimaiyo, the system is integrated with payroll and is able to detect staff working hours in a given time.
Public service management Acting Chief Officer Irene Kapting’ei said that going forward the County would be able to compensate staff working past normal working hours. “We shall be working with ICT Department to compute all extra hours which we may compensate with leave days” Said the PSM Chief Officer.
She added that when the County needs to do promotions and performance appraisals data from the system would be pulled.
During phase one, seven kits will be deployed at the several County premises at the County headquarters, Social Hall, County Yard, County Commissioners Offices, Department of Environment Offices and County Hospital formerly District Hospital.