In the circular reference OP.CAB.1/31A dated August 4, 2022, the Head of the Public Service communicated the decision by the National Government to all public service entities to adopt an Integrated Human Resources System (UHR).The System shall be a shared platform for public sector human resource related data including Payroll information.
The move towards a new data platform follows the recommendations of the CARPS Report (2015), which proposed, among other things, the implementation of a “unified human resource and payroll service.”
Hence, all public systems (UHR and UPN) require that the public be issued with a permanent unique identification number under the Unifled Payroll Numbers (UPN) Allocation System.
To this end, with effect from March 2023, TSC has provided all its employees, including teachers (on its payroll), with a UPN number. The TS/Employment number and the UPN, referred to as the payroll system, are indicated on the employee’s .
The purpose of this circular is to communicate this change.