The government of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Philippines announced plans to begin searching for and ghost employees and absent employees by incorporating a biometric time and attendance system for government employees across the region, according to an Inquirer News article.
Governor-in-charge Mujiv Hataman says ghost employee problem in the Department of Education is specifically bad as he noticed a trend of teachers on the payroll without addresses or assigned schools on their record.
The problem is suspected to be one that has grown across many of the past administrations, but Hataman expects the new biometric system, which is being tweaked specifically to help attack the suspected corruption in the ARMM government, will be able to bring things back under control.
The system will initially be rolled out only to the Office of the Regional Governor, but is expected to be deployed cover the region’s 20,000 teachers soon after.
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