El Paso County’s recent switch to a new financial system is causing some trouble involving overpayment to some employees.
The El Paso county judge says more than 50 county employees were overpaid, in total, almost $70,000.
County commissioners say human resources is working with auditors to come up with some policies to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
With only $12,000 of the nearly $70,000 paid back, the work is underway to solve the current shortfall.
Once new policies are created, the court also expects to use them to make sure every employee is paid what they deserve.
The county is working with the affected employees to make sure there is no added hardship on them and hopes to have all the money paid back within the next year.