Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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P04 - (Phoenix-Pay-Problems) OTTAWA. x-21s. There's been a fresh spike in problems with the federal government's bug-addled public service pay system -- the result of new labour contracts and summer hiring. Marie Lemay, deputy minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada, says the backlog surged last month by about 10 per cent when the Phoenix system was inundated with new pay requests. ("..steady state.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Lemay says the system was jammed by pay changes made to accommodate new collective agreements coming into force for roughly 24-thousand government employees working as financial managers, auditors, scientists and others. In addition, about five-thousand summer students were hired.

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