D.C. payroll system flounders
- By Network World Staff
- Aug 29, 2000
The district government of Washington, D.C., last week said it has been
forced to scrap a $20 million citywide payroll system that wasn't working
Under development since 1991 and only operational for one year, the payroll
system developed by Boston contractor Business Software Associates was faulted
with issuing incorrect checks or none at all to D.C. employees.
The district, which had switched half of its 43,000 employees to the new
system, will revert to an older one at a cost of about $5 million. D.C.
Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi acknowledged the problem isn't only
with the software, but also with the Byzantine rules surrounding the government's
280 pay schedules for different union work rules.