Georgia firefighters due portion of overtime pay for 11 months because of software glitch

  • Source: augusta chronicle
  • Published: 01/25/2016 12:00 AM

Augusta firefighters are due even more back pay after city officials acknowledged Friday a software glitch shorted them a portion of overtime pay for 11 months last year. Fire Chief Chris James told personnel in a Friday letter, obtained by The Augusta Chronicle, that a software module correcting a previous miscalculation of overtime pay “did not carry over and perform as designed” when the city upgraded payroll software last February. “As a result, the additional $.64 per overtime hour for EMT certification and additional $.96 per overtime hour for paramedic was not received by the applicable employees from February 2015 to December 2015,” the letter said. City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson said she’d been alerted to the issue by members of the Augusta Professional Firefighters Association and has informed the software vendor, which caused the error that wasn’t caught by city staff.


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