"Yet again, LAUSD is messing with payroll. You can post my name and my school for this one. I received a letter from the district demanding payment of 521 dollars for an overpayment in December. I was told I had ten days to respond or they were going to deduct the entire amount from my March check. They waited two months to inform me of this overpayment. I was told in the letter that the error should have been obvious. My checks minus extra work for mentoring were the same monthly amount. It ended up that they didn't deduct 12 hours of sick time pay from my sick time bank even though it was reflected on my check. For this error they want me to pay them in cash for sick time that I earned for working for the district. They told me that it was probably because I didn't have any sick time left which is incorrect because I have 68 hours of sick time in my bank.
I heard from my time reporter that at least 4 other people at my school received a similar letter. The district wants us to sign up for an appointment to discuss overpayments but we were told it would probably take 3 or 4 months during which timely payment on the balance is expected. The payroll department told me that most times it takes a "trained" eye to see the error. If these errors weren't still occurring years after the new payroll system they could focus on their real jobs.
Thank you for this forum,
White Middle School
Wait... 3 or 4 months for an appointment to discuss overpayment? Sounds like the district's "drag-a-problem-out-for-so-long-you'll-forget-or-just-go-away" trick. I suggest you settle and agree to pay $1 a month for 521 months, just to teach them a lesson. Let us know where this thing goes.