KHON-2 (Fox affiliate)
March 13, 2013
All state workers are entitled to take home a paycheck, but some are taking home much more than they’ve earned.
It’s costing taxpayers millions, but stopping the problem isn’t as easy as you might think.
Despite decades of efforts to trim the tab on these costly payroll mistakes, some have still been able to walk away with a bundle.
The state is chasing more than $1.5 million from its own staff who got paid too much.
The problem has been high on managers’ radars with overpayment reports due to the state’s accountants every month since the mid-1990s.
Yet, the mistakes still find their way from you the taxpayer to the paychecks.