Purdue University addresses recent payroll problems

Purdue University's recent switch to a new payroll system caused extreme pay shortages and overages for some staff members.

Posted: Feb 18, 2019 11:31 PM
Updated: Feb 19, 2019 4:00 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue University's recent switch to a new payroll system caused extreme pay shortages and overages for some staff members.

According to the university comptroller the system had issues with schedules that weren't Monday through Friday and 40 hours a week.
Some other mistakes include no holiday pay and no overtime pay.

Comptroller Kathy Thomason said with more than 30,000 people on the university payroll, there were bound to be issues when switching systems.

"There have been as with any implementation, a few road bumps and as soon as we identify those as soon as people let us know there is an issue, we sit down and identify the issue, we come up with a mitigation plan," said Thomason. 

The new payroll system was implemented at the beginning of the year. Thomason said the university has corrected the cause of the problem, but is still working to adjust back pay for some workers.

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