Paychecks Delayed In Baltimore Co. School System

… Computer glitch, bank holiday cited as reasons; some employees may be delayed until Monday …

By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun

11:49 AM EST, November 12, 2010

Approximately 10,000 Baltimore County school employees had their paychecks delayed Friday because of what officials are calling a computer glitch.

District officials realized yesterday there was a problem with a file submitted Wednesday to M&T Bank, but since Thursday was a bank holiday, they could not immediately rectify it.

“Folks are diligently working to correct the problem this morning. We hope that everyone’s accounts will be up to date by this afternoon,” said Charles Herndon, a spokesman for Baltimore County public schools.

Herndon said there is a chance that some employees won’t receive their checks until Monday, but “we hope that’s not the case.”

A memorandum was sent to all schools and offices this morning to alert employees. Mostly teachers and administrators will be affected by the delay, Herndon said.

Cheryl Bost, president of the teachers union, said the district is “on top of it.”

“We’re just hoping that all banks will speed up their process due to this glitch to ensure this money is in our employees’ accounts by the end of the day,” she said.

The district has roughly 17,000 employees.

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