Philly’s new payroll system to give workers a pay bump: ‘That sounds crazy but …’

September 27, 2018

The Kenney administration is moving 13,400 city employees to a 7.5-hour workdays as part of a new human resources system. But the change could cost taxpayers millions.

By Staff

In January, thousands of city employees could find themselves working fewer hours for the same salary and others will be working the same hours for more money, thanks to a new human resources computer system that will have cost more than $44 million by the time it is operational later this year.

For uniformity, city officials want the new system to classify about half the workforce, or 13,400 employees, as working 7.5-hour days.

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