SACRAMENTO (KCBS) — An audit by the Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes is placing blame on the California State Controller’s Office for “chronic mismanagement” of the state’s payroll system.
$373 million was spent to modernize the payroll system, which has been use for 40 years. But that effort, called the 21st Century Project, was suspended in February because of recurring errors with the payroll software that allegedly does not work. The report (.pdf) goes on to call it an “expensive misadventure.”
“In a state that has given the world Google, Apple, Facebook and Twitter – California consistently struggles to modernize its own public computer systems,” the report said.