FPD’s payroll department forms part of the Finance Department which is located in the Operations Cluster of FPD. Our payroll unit is overseen by the Chief Operating Officer. The payroll employees have the necessary knowledge and skills to perform their daily tasks and requirements on the Payroll System. A total of 22 year payroll experience is shared between the employees. The payroll employees attend refresher/training courses throughout the year on subjects relating to their knowledge and skills. These courses will be in the line of Essentials of Payroll Taxes, Annual IRP5 Submission changes – this will include all changes and updates made by The South African Revenue Service (SARS), Basics in Labour Law. FPD has been managing their own payroll system since 2007 and has grown enormously in this regards. FPD is currently processing 6 outside company’s payroll systems and our own in house payroll. We are currently handing 2405 employees.
FPD is currently using the SAGE VIP Premier Payroll Software and SAGE VIP Employee Self Service (ESS) to handle all administration work regarding employees. There is no limit of uploading new employees and the system can handle up to 999 999 employees. In September 2017 we will be moving over to the new SAGE X3 People software. SAGE X3 People gives us the tools we need to achieve more efficiency, visibility and cost control over our HR and Payroll processes. SAGE X3 People is a web based program which can be accessed anywhere. The document will indicate what modules will be available to High Risk Unit for maintaining their payroll services.