Ca: Software glitch kills electronic stubs for federal workers’ paycheques

Dean Beebe reports:

A mysterious security breach has shut down the federal government’s online pay system, affecting some 320,000 public servants.

The system was pulled offline for “urgent” repairs on April 4 after officials discovered the privacy of eight account-holders had been breached.

Pay is still being deposited as scheduled in employees’ bank accounts.

But electronic paystubs with information about basic salary, overtime, bonuses, reimbursement of travel expenses and other key data has been unavailable for more than two weeks.

The glitch affects virtually every federal department, from Health Canada to Public Works itself, which operates the self-serve online system for all government employees.

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