NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- The city reminded people via email of its plan to recoup overpayments issued in paychecks earlier this year.
On January 13, 2017, almost all employees were overpaid due to a system error involving the calculations of retirement contributions.
The city plans to correct the overpayments on checks that will be issued on June 30, the third paycheck of the month.
Employees will not see all the deductions typically taken every pay period. Those deductions are for medical, vision, life, short-term disability, long-term disability and dental insurance.
Deductions that will be taken out of the June 30 paycheck include child support, 401(K) contributions, financial hardship loans, pre-tax flexible spending expense accounts, and garnishments. There are others.
Any city employee that wants to know the impact of their paycheck in advance should contact their payroll representative. An exact recoupment amount per employee will be available on Monday, June 19.
An audit of all employee paychecks is also underway. This may identify other overpayments for which the city must recoup funds.
The City of Norfolk will notify employees of the amount and date prior to any additional recovery of expenses in order to minimize the impact on affected employees.
If the changed paycheck generates hardship on employees, a Financial Hardship Advance Fund is available. Employees should get in touch with a payroll representative if they have questions or need assistance.
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