STATE EMPLOYEE WAGE ERROR: Maryland might have shortchanged as many as 13,000 employees by as much as $30 per pay period for as long as two decades, state officials announced Friday, reports Erin Cox in the Sun.
Budget and Management Secretary David R. Brinkley said the mistakes could affect up to roughly one-quarter of the state’s public workforce and an unknown number of former workers. The state could owe each of those individuals from $2 to $30 extra for each relevant pay period.
Brinkley said, “We’re still going to work closely with the unions on a plan to make it right, and we’re fixing the problem. We’ve discovered the problem, and we’re going to get in front of it.” The exact amount owed is not yet known, but Brinkley said officials believe it is “manageable.” Bryan Sears reports the story for the Daily Record.