The state’s antiquated paper-based payroll system is now (finally) a thing of the past

The state’s antiquated paper-based payroll system is now (finally) a thing of the past
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - You might think paper-based payroll systems were left behind in the last century.

But at least when it came to the state, you’d be wrong.

That is, until last week, when the state wrapped up a months-long project to transition government employees to a new, digital payroll system.

“This is a major milestone for the state," said Gov. David Ige, in a news release.

“For 50 years, we’ve been paying employees with a labor and time-intensive, paper-based, manual process run on a legacy mainframe system. The diligent work and support of many employees across all state agencies have made this transition to the new system a reality.”

The state said the new system is more accurate, nimble and efficient.

And it came at a price: The contract to move Hawaii’s 66,182 state employees to the new PeopleSoft Payroll system cost about $17 million.

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