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State rolls out upgrades to BEACON payroll system

Posted September 24, 2009 12:45 p.m. EDT
Updated September 24, 2009 12:51 p.m. EDT

— The state controller's office says it has rolled out a second of three rounds of improvements to its human resources and payroll system that should make it more efficient and easier to use.

The BEACON system has been associated with a number of problems since its launch in 2007, mostly having to do with paycheck errors, including wages coming up short and being overpaid.

The Office of the State Controller said those issues were linked to errors dealing with benefits, overtime and differential pay because of data and encoding problems, as well as input errors.

Those issues have since been worked out.

The 28 improvements launched this week include fixes and new features, such as new reporting capabilities and new reports.

A third round of enhancements is expected to be launched in November.