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ERIC Number: EJ767467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun-20
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Glitches in Los Angeles Payroll System Spark Furor
Trotter, Andrew
Education Week, v26 n42 p1, 23 Jun 2007
Thousands of Los Angeles teachers have not been paid properly for months because of errors in a corporate-style payroll system that was introduced in January as part of a sweeping, $95 million computer modernization. The Los Angeles Unified School District acknowledges that the payroll system's rollout was rushed and tainted by numerous programming glitches and insufficient training of school-based pay officials. Yet the district teachers' union has not been satisfied with such explanations. It sued the district this spring, even before a massive failure of the system on June 5--a day the district now calls "Black Tuesday"--when roughly 28,000 employees were overpaid and 4,500 received less than they were due. The union also called on its members this month to boycott after-school faculty meetings until the payroll problems are fixed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California