Pay bun­gle sees po­lice miss out on penal­ties

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

STAFF at the Ma­roochy­dore and Cairns po­lice com­mu­ni­ca­tions cen­tres didn’t re­ceive their Christ­mas penalty rates in a pay bun­gle that’s been slammed as dis­grace­ful.

They re­ceived their fort­nightly pay on the week be­gin­ning De­cem­ber 31, but an un­known num­ber were not paid Christ­mas penal­ties.

Pro­jected penal­ties must be sup­plied in ad­vance for the em­ployee to re­ceive pay­ment for the next fort­night.

A po­lice spokesman said with electronic lodge­ment of penalty pay­ments, some areas thought that they did not have to ar­range for the pro­jected pay­ment of penal­ties.

“The pro­jected penal­ties must be sup­plied in ad­vance for the em­ployee to re­ceive pay­ment for the next fort­night,” he said. “A com­mu­nique was pre­pared and dis­trib­uted. Un­for­tu­nately some areas did not re­ceive it.

“Em­ploy­ees that did not re­ceive their penal­ties had the op­tion of re­ceiv­ing a man­ual pay­ment and all that have re­quested a man­ual pay­ment have been pro­cessed.”

Deputy Opposition Leader eader Tim Man­der said: “It is ab­solb­so­lutely dis­grace­ful that an­other other Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment t IT stuff-up has re­sulted in our po­lice not be­ing g paid prop­erly.”

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