‘I’d like to see it fixed tomorrow,’ Foote vows to solve problem-plagued Phoenix payroll system, still can’t say when
PSAC national executive vice-president Chris Aylward says only MPs, deputy ministers, and assistant deputy ministers should be paid through the Phoenix system until it's fixed because then 'it’s going to be fixed pretty quick.'
Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote is headed to Miramichi, N.B. this week to meet with the public servants working on Phoenix, the government's new and problem-plagued computerized pay system. Phoenix horror stories emerge: student employees left with no money for tuition; families forced to visit food banks; employees faulting on loans or dipping into RRSPs; and security breaches allowing access to personal information like social insurance numbers. The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright