B.C. overhauling its payroll process

Government workers will no longer be paid ahead of time in move expected to save $3.5 million
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/11/2003

The B.C. government is changing the way it pays its employees in a move expected to save the province $3.5 million.

Under the current process, an employee’s pay cheque, issued every two weeks, is based on one week actually worked and the estimated pay for one week not yet worked. B.C. said this often results in inaccurate cheques that require later adjustments because they do not reflect things like days missed, overtime worked or holidays taken during that second week.

According to the province, there are currently overpayments of about $650,000 that require time-consuming, labour-intensive administrative adjustments.