Monday, December 19, 2005

Payroll Horror Stories

Is everyone else as amused as we are at the stories coming out of payroll? You'd think it would be a relatively easy thing, but the city had to go screw everything up by messing with it. Yes, we know that they're trying to nickel and dime their way to solvency, so they eliminated a number of pay checks and rolled them into 4 main printing days, but couldn't they find anyone to do it correctly? Some stories we've heard:
  • Way back for the retro checks, some people had Federal withholding taken out, others didn't. It's seemed to center mostly on husband/wife combinations, but there were others.
  • Recruits getting Duty Availability on check, then having their next to checks reduced by a few hundred dollars to make up the overpayment.
  • Detective NOT getting uniform checks.
  • Now we're hearing about the automatic withdrawals getting screwed up at the Credit Union and they're suddenly taking out a large lump sum to make up for misses? If you have automatic payments withdrawn, you better be checking and balancing your books. They are going to catch the errors eventually because there are too many checks and balances.
Any bets on (A) how bad are the W-2s going to be screwed up, (B) how late the W-2s are going to be because of the screw ups and (C) how many coppers are going to get audited because they filed early and got their updated W-2s later and have to re-file? We're betting it's going to be an interesting tax season.

33 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep in mind also that when they implemented the new system, they reset the amount for yearly earnings.
will this get corrected???

12/19/2005 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Det. get uniform checks? Why, they usually wear bad fitting suits. They couldn't even fit into their old uniforms.(too fat)

12/19/2005 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard about half of the Area 5 dicks haven't qualified yet.

12/19/2005 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they can't find their body armor, or it don't fit the donut body. Or they got drunk and lost their duty weapon, and are stuck with that snubby.

12/19/2005 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI... It wasn't just the good detectives that didn't get their uniform checks on time.

12/19/2005 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous BREAKING NEWS ! said...

Dunkin Donuts Sold for 2.43 Billion Dollars.

12/19/2005 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! We have small dicks and are badmouthing detectives here. Shut up with the doughnut crap.

12/19/2005 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.O.'s returning from active duty in IraQ and Afghanistan are not being paid their retro checks in excess of 4 months and they aren't being paid the money that the city promised to veteran P.O.s at all yet. ???

No one cares there are only a few hundred of them right mayor?

12/19/2005 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's totally screwed up when the City mismanage employees paychecks......equally when P.O.'s who have altered checks pockets the money, hope like hell that they have gotten away with something, and raise all kind of hell when the next check comes and its greatly reduces to compensate for previous over payments...
The only people with legitimate gripes are those who had been CHEATED outright by bad math and those who didn't received their earned or promised payments

12/19/2005 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still haven't figured out how the overtime payments work. Cycles, payments, etc. Does anyone know?

12/19/2005 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also.. a ton of people are not have LONG TERM DISABILITY taken out of their checks it would be terrible if something happened to you and now your out in the cold....

Everyone better get those paychecks that are just sitting in the Desk Sgt's drawer for the past 6 months and take a look. We take a lot for granted.

12/19/2005 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is in charge of FINANCE????

Sounds like he should be fired OR reassigned by the Daley administration… perhaps put in charge of a waste dump at 103rd street?

12/19/2005 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous dir. of finance said...

Direct all inquiries and complaints to Director Frank F. Wilson, Finance Division.
(312)745-5650

12/19/2005 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole job is in the toliet.. If you have an HMO for insurance better switch over to Blue Cross Blue shield.

Some people are waiting up to a month to see a doctor. CRummy service

12/19/2005 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At finance they will tell you SORRY officer we have a NEW payroll system. However its been around for 6 months its NOT NEW anymore.. it just sucks. At what point will they fix it?

12/19/2005 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous gay cowboy said...

I wish I knew how to quit you, Phil.

12/19/2005 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about this one...i have been having a saving bond taken out evey pay day for the last 15yrs..same name, same address..last month it went to a differant address and the name had been changed...who hired those people,,,

12/19/2005 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About the above post...

Isn't the savings bond issued by whoever your bank is? how is that the cities mess up?

12/19/2005 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . Some people are waiting up to a month to see a doctor. Crummy service
12/19/2005 10:53:48 AM
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All you have to do is tell the call taker that think that you or your family member has an infection/fever and they will get you in ASAP. I learned this trick back in 1986 when I first went to HMO and have been using is ever since. It always works!

12/19/2005 05:44:00 PM  
Blogger sharky said...

If you are a south sider and have Unicare HMO, I highly recommend a Dr Kaza at the Advocate office at 118th and Southwest Highway in Palos Heights. Female doctor in her mid to late 30's who loves the police, and has always fought for whatever I needed. The other doctor at this location, an Andrew Macri, is very questionable if you have HMO. He takes far better care of you if you have Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO, but wants nothing to do with you with an HMO. Avoid him at all costs.For a family practitioner, check out a guy named Dr Antoniou at the Advocate Orland Park location (free standing building in the parking lot of Orland Park mall). Another great doctor who will get you whatever you need.

12/19/2005 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about this! There are about 50 fireman who recieved extra monies for being EMT'S. They left the program a years ago and are still being paid those extra monies. Maybe you PO'S should demand the same payroll people that the CFD has. Free money!

12/19/2005 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wasnt fucked up a few years ago when we had over 10,000 cops on the job, now that we have less that 9,500, its all fucked up!!! If we hire some more police, will the problem get fixed?

12/20/2005 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honest days work for honest days pay...

Maybe the city is telling some of you something.

12/20/2005 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also having payroll deduction for savings bonds . Everything was going smooth until the new payroll system. They are months behind in getting the money to the issuing bank (feds).

12/20/2005 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are at full strenght. Just tell the dogass cops to quit hiding and get out there and do their job! Too busy doing fake traffic stops when called, if you can't hack it take the Det. test where the real dogs are!

12/20/2005 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I saw the det. team in area 5 rule that a hacked up body in a bath tub was a suicide??? The tool of choice a sword??? Like to see how the victim chopped himself up with the sword!

12/20/2005 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES! Finally, the truth! All Detectives are lying dogs. D-1's are honest, diligent and forthright. 8 hard hours spent locking up the evil and protecting the innocent. You're all a little ray of sunshine in this dark world. I wonder what happens to you when you pass a test?

12/20/2005 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the guy in the tub was a gook!!

12/20/2005 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the guy who posted the information about the guy in the tub is a goof...

12/20/2005 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:36:29
It was a girl.

12/21/2005 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They don't pass a test. ONLY people with clout get promoted. Haven't you been reading SCC?

12/21/2005 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAN, this job is easy compared to the private sector. But as usual most cops never had a REAL job before this one.

12/21/2005 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well now that the sergeants have a contract, there will be new horror stories to come when they try to figure out backpay.

12/23/2005 02:17:00 PM  

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