Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 2:45 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 2:45 PM ET

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Parliament Audio 2:45 PM ET

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P06 - (Phoenix-Pay-Problems) OTTAWA. x-12s. The minister responsible for the federal government's troubled payroll system says she's more concerned about paying employees who haven't received what they're owed than she is about recouping money that's been overpaid. Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote suggests the exact amount owed to the government isn't known, because bureaucrats have been focused on fixing the system so tens of thousands of employees who haven't received proper paycheques get the money they've earned. ("..our priority.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Shortly after the government launched the Phoenix pay system last spring to replace several antiquated payroll systems, complaints began pouring in from public servants who had been underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all. …

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