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Feds to decide on next pay system in spring, says official in charge

By Emily Haws      

Chief information officer Alex Benay says the new system won’t be deployed government-wide at first, and could run in parallel with Phoenix for a time.

The federal government's chief information officer, Alex Benay, says the new pay system will be deployed department by department, not using the 'big bang' approach taken with the current problem-plagued Phoenix system. Photograph courtesy of the Treasury Board Secretariat

The government is set to decide on how to replace the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system in the spring, with a new procurement process that could see the system purchase made by then, if need be, according to Canada’s chief information officer, who is tasked with coming up with it.

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