Tuesday, January 16, 2018

"Walking into the windowless office where payroll is processed for the state of Hawaii is like stepping back in time"

From 2013:
Clerks scour thousands of pages marked with red pen to calculate overtime and other changes to paychecks. They pencil down department totals in a paper ledger.

In most places such work is done on computers, but in Hawaii decades of putting technology funding on the backburner has led to an environment where state workers process payroll the same way they did 40 years ago, when offices were commonly equipped with rotary phones.