Some CMS teachers will have hundreds of dollars taken from November paychecks – WSOC TV
CHARLOTTE – Schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg will be withdrawing hundreds of dollars from some teachers’ pay checks in November.
According to school officials, teachers received a COVID-19 allowance in June for their hard work during the pandemic. The money was supposed to be a one-time payment of $ 750, but some teachers received $ 1,500 instead.
A teacher contacted Channel 9 and said employees contacted payroll about the error, but were told it shouldn’t be a problem.
On Thursday, some teachers received an email from payroll stating that $ 750 would be taken from their paycheck to settle the overpayment.
Channel 9 asked CMS why the district is now taking action almost 4 months later.
CMS said that of the more than 10,000 employees who received the allowance, 319 were overpaid after a payroll error.
“State law requires CMS to recover overpayments from employees regardless of the cause of the overpayment,” CMS said in a statement to Channel 9. “Although we understand that reimbursement can be a challenge For employees, we are required to recover funds and, if necessary, can recover future income.Employees can contact the payroll department to ask questions or request a refund over multiple pay periods, if necessary.
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