Teachers who will fail to update their TPay profiles will have consequences, the Teachers Service Commission has stated.
According to the Commission all teachers together with the secretariat staff must update their T-Pay details by 15th July 2022.
This means teachers have only today and tomorrow to ensure they comply to TSC directive.
Details show many teachers are yet to complete TPay profile verification with many saying they are having problems with email validation.
Some teachers have also complained of rude TSC ICT County officers who will not attend to their queries. However one of the officers was heard saying that they have too much work to handle for teachers in the whole county.
TSC CEO Dr Nancy Macharia said the exercise which started on 9th June, 2022 is aimed at protecting its employees from fraudsters and in turn help enhance security features of its various systems.
She said the TPAY system handles teachers and secretariat Pay slips, P9 statements, Control sheets, Third Party transactions, application and approval of Loans process.
Macharia says users of the system have faced security challenges in the past where fraudsters have used details of legit users of the system to gain access into the system.
According to TSC the heads of institution have a duty to verify and approve the profile of teachers under their supervision.
This means teachers TPay profile validation is not complete unless the school head approve the details.
Their own profiles will be verified and approved by the Sub-County Directors (for head teachers of primary institution) and County Directors (for heads of post primary institutions) within same period.
The Commission through a circular says heads of institution who will not have validated the particulars of teachers under their supervision within the stipulated time, they together with their teachers will not be able to access their T-Pay accounts.
This means teachers with incomplete TPay profiles will be barred from processing loans or any third party transaction. The teachers will also not be able to access their payslips.
Intern teachers need to download a copy of the latest payslip to use as evidence in the upcoming TSC recruitment interviews.
In Nandi county one of the Sub County Directors threatened to issue teachers with show cause letters if they fail to comply.
TSC has also stated clearly that school heads will be liable for incomplete TPay portals in their schools. This means they have a duty to push their teachers to ensure they abide by the TSC requirements.