BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After points with metropolis payroll, the finance director says virtually all the issues have been resolved.
Some metropolis employees, like firefighters, say that’s not true and are calling for a person audit of the system.
Points began again in January after the December 2020 rollout of a brand new payroll system known as “Workday.”
Months later, some Baltimore Metropolis firefighters say they’re nonetheless not being paid what they earned.
“Paychecks which can be brief or with none wages. Hourly charges and additional time charges which can be incorrect. Incorrect routing of direct deposits, off-cycle checks not delivered in a well timed method, out of title funds for individuals working in a better rank not paid or paid incorrectly,” a consultant for Baltimore Metropolis firefighters mentioned.
Baltimore Metropolis Director of Finance, Henry Raymond, says his committee has been chipping away on the lengthy listing of issues they encountered in January.
“Of these 19 reported precedence points, 18 of the 19 have been closed or mounted,” Raymond mentioned.
Town says it has written hundreds of checks for again pay.
“We don’t have anybody with hours reported with no pay,” Raymond mentioned.
Some metropolis staff acquired overpaid. Raymond cites remaining points with hazard pay, meal pay allowance and double time.
Testimony like this one is shining a lightweight on the issues that stay.
“I haven’t been made entire for the month of January or February. I simply acquired an off-cycle examine and it was for 48 hours however incorrect additional time incorrect vacation pay,” a metropolis employee mentioned.
The committee says extra coaching is required on the brand new system, however a consultant for the fireplace union says that’s not the difficulty.
“I hope I’ve heard this fiasco blamed on human error for the final time as a result of the implication is that our staff should not submitting their timesheets appropriately, and this can be a false narrative,” the consultant mentioned.
Whereas Baltimore Metropolis Council voted in favor of getting IT, HR and the Finance Division proceed to dig into these points, they are saying one other public listening to will likely be held if they don’t seem to be resolved.