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Feds shell out $250K to bureaucrats for Phoenix-related financial losses

By Emily Haws      

The government has paid out 86 per cent of the more than 1,400 claims it has received since the program started in September 2016.

Treasury Board President Scott Brison, pictured March 20, is responsible for the program reimbursing bureaucrats for out-of-pocket expenses they rang up due to the troubled Phoenix pay system. The highest number of claims by department has come from Employment and Social Development Canada, Fisheries and Oceans (including the Coast Guard), and Correctional Services Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The government has doled out nearly $250,000 since September 2016 to cover financial losses public servants have incurred because of the Phoenix pay system, according to the Treasury Board, which unions say indicates the program is working well despite seemingly low engagement.

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