By Stephen Nakrosis
The Canadian government on Wednesday said it had named three companies as qualified vendors to work on a next-generation solution for its flawed Phoenix pay system.
The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat said Ceridian HCM Holding, Sap SEand Workday will work with the government toward replacing the payroll platform for government employees.
The current system, which began operating in 2016, has seen government workers being overpaid, underpaid or not paid at all. Although the government said the new system would be a money saver, it could end up costing hundreds of millions of dollars to fix.
In 2017, Auditor General Michael Ferguson said, "Unacceptable doesn't capture the seriousness of this issue."
The government plans to establish a partnership with one or more of the companies to design and deliver a pilot project and test solutions against real human resources and pay needs.
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