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Oman ITA implements PKI for paperless HR

PKI will enable certification of electronic documents to remove paperwork

Oman ITA implements PKI for paperless HR
The ITA HR department is the first to use PKI for official documents, says Al Ramadhani.

Oman's Information Technology Authority (ITA) has implemented Public Key Infrastructure Technology (PKI), to enable its paperless HR initiative.

Through use of PKI certification, the paperless HR initiative will mean that all of ITA's employment processes, including offer letters, job contracts, signatures of all concerned parties, etc are electronic. The PKI will enable authentication of the candidate's personal identity through the PKI-enabled ID card and the possibility to sign electronically, meaning that all employment processes are now paperless without the need to print out a single sheet of paper.

Ahmed Khalfan Al Ramadhani, Director of Human Resources, ITA commented: "This new HR service is just the beginning towards a complete end-to-end user experience enabled by the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). ITA HR is the first department which started using the PKI in signing the official employment documents, such as offer letter , employment resolution , employment contracts."

The Human Resources Department at ITA is currently working on enabling job candidates to receive and sign job offers and contracts online without the need to visit ITA's premises, thanks to the PKI electronic certification available on national ID cards which are issued from the Directorate General of Civil Status. The ITA has said that it is crucial for all Omanis to renew their ID cards with the new PKI-enabled ones and then activate them at the e.oman Kiosks that are located at several commercial centers before applying for any jobs for easy and fast job recruitment.

"HR Department nearly has a fully paperless workplace which represents a good example of ITA's green initiative as well as the current eTransformation plan. We will continue to work on more innovative, secure and easy services in the coming endeavours," Al Ramadhani added.

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