WAF and FNPF sign data sharing agreement

WAF General Manager Customer Services and Acting General Manager Operations Sekove Uluinayau and FNPF Chief Executive Officer Jaoji Koroi following the signing of a MOU. Picture: SUPPLIED/FILE

THE Water Authority of Fiji and the Fiji National Provident Fund signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday that is anticipated to enhance the coordination of data sharing.

WAF general manager Customer Services and acting GM Operations Sekove Uluinayau said the MOU aimed to assist WAF and the FNPF in the exchange of information, authenticating employment data and ease of process.

“This agreement will also serve as a form of compliance check for tender, procurement process, contracts, as well as the updating of employee details,” Mr Uluinayau said.

He said the MOU would enable WAF to verify the data collected from its affiliates, preferred suppliers, principal suppliers, principal contractors and sub-contractors enlisted under the authority’s ‘Data Collection System’ to the FNPF.

“Under the MOU, WAF will provide FNPF with employment data captured from its Data Collection System and in turn, the FNPF will assess the data and provide the validated employment data back to WAF on a quarterly basis or on a request basis for urgent matters,” he added.

FNPF chief executive officer Jaoji Koroi said the memorandum indicated FNPF’s willingness to collaborate and share information with key stakeholders for our mutual benefits.

“Compliance is a shared responsibility and we have forged similar partnerships with key stakeholders to help us acquire the data that will assist both parties in carrying out their respective corporate objectives, also ensuring that compliance to law is paramount,” Mr Koroi said.

“We are grateful to WAF and other organisations that have agreed to share information that will not only help us but them as well.

“Ultimately for the Fund, it is the social protection of our members that drives us to become involved in partnerships such as this.”

The agreement comes into effect yesterday ((20/06/19).

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