BALTIMORE — An audit has discovered that Baltimore City overpaid hundreds of its staff – doubtlessly as much as 12,775 – which price town an estimated $533,550 or extra.

It follows up on final 12 months’s Inspector General report that additionally discovered the overpayment.

The metropolis comptroller’s workplace introduced right this moment that an audit was accomplished on the finance division’s retroactive fee course of, for fiscal years ending June 2022 and June 2021.

The metropolis made “important errors in retro fee calculations,” due largely to vacant payroll positions and a suboptimal transition to the Workday fee system.

Comptroller Bill Henry mentioned in an announcement:

The errors revealed within the retroactive fee course of are deeply troubling and have had a direct, detrimental impression on our staff AND the City’s backside line. This scenario may have been averted by a really tangible answer – successfully coaching our staff. I hope we don’t must study this painful lesson once more.

The audit division means that payroll units up written steering for retroactive funds, and higher analyze Workday processes to enhance the fee system.

The finance division has put forth an action plan.