Public Officers will have to wait an additional day to receive their salaries because of an update being done to the government’s accounting system.
This was revealed by a statement sanctioned by the Ministry of Finance and the Department of Human Resources on Monday, September 30.
The statement said: “We wish to advise you that at the end of September, salary payments for some public officers will be made on 1st October rather than 30th September for this transitional period only. The normal payroll cycle will resume from 15th October.”
The statement assured public officers that the delay in salary payments was not a financial issue but a technical one following modifications to the system known as the JD Edwards Enterprise One.
Government also said the system update would provide a more efficient and modern accounting system in the British Virgin Islands since the previous 25-year-old system was outdated and deemed obsolete.
“It was important to upgrade the system to the newer version to enable users to have a modernised and user-friendly platform while minimising unnecessary expenditure. Also, it would provide an opportunity for all of the stakeholders to establish and document operational and procedural measures as necessary.”
The government-sanctioned statement said public officers had been notified of the delay through a circular on September 11.
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