Problems With Uniform Payroll System Reported by DOT Employees

Gao ID: AFMD-83-24 May 11, 1983

In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed payroll complaints from employees of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) Central Direct Federal Division (CDFD).

GAO noted that the employees' concerns arose from the recent implementation of a centralized Department of Transportation (DOT) payroll system. Specifically, employees were concerned about: (1) problems resulting from early preparation and certification of time and attendance (T&A) reports; (2) later delivery of paychecks to construction sites; and (3) added costs of the Uniform Payroll System due to additional paperwork, use of express mail, and limitations imposed by the design of the computer program. GAO believes that most of the employees' concerns can be resolved within the framework of the centralized system.


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