California overpaid employees more than $700,000

February 6, 2016

moneyCalifornia overpaid at least $700,000 to state employees last month. And now the state wants the money back. Approximately 20,000 state employees got too much money in their paychecks.

The state paid employees from $37 to $101 in January for the December pay period, State Controller’s Office spokesman John Hill said.

The error, because the controller’s office did not increase some employees’ medical insurance withholdings, was limited to employees covered by two unions. Those over payed include 12,689 employees in the California Correctional Peace Officers Association and about 7,000 workers in the International Union of Operating Engineers Bargaining Unit 12.

State officials are still attempting to determine the total amount of over payments.

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