Botched Software Install Means LA Teachers Not Getting Paid (Or Getting Paid Too Much) For Months
from the nice-work,-if-you-can-get-it dept
There certainly are many such installations that work just fine, so you have to wonder what the folks doing the installation and integration work did wrong when you hear about these stories -- and whether or not they're still getting paid the full amount (apparently $55 million to systems integrators Deloitte Consulting in this case). The real kicker, though is how long the problem has been going on and how much longer it's expected to continue. There have been errors at least as far back as June and potentially earlier (the article isn't clear). While the district keeps saying it'll get better "next month" prior to the latest payroll, the district also issued the following statement: "Tomorrow is payday for certified employees. We will have payroll errors tomorrow and the majority of those problems will be overpayments. I urge anyone who thinks they may have been overpaid to not spend the money, as overpayment errors will need to be corrected by the end of the year." By the end of the year? Ouch.