Regional
12:10 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

New Mexico Spending $245,000 To Correct Payroll Issues

The state of New Mexico will pay nearly $245,000 to address problems that caused two operating errors in its payroll system.  The Albuquerque Journal reports that the Department of Finance and Administration is paying about $200,000 for outside specialists to provide in-person training for the next six months and about $45,000 for experts to look into the most recent operating error.

An error in late June threatened initially to delay paychecks for thousands of state workers, but the problem was fixed and about 750 workers ended up receiving deficient checks from the state.

It was originally attributed to a software glitch, but officials now say a worker's error actually caused the problem.

A processing error in late May caused direct payroll deposits to be delayed.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.