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State adjusting to electronic time sheets

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Thousands of state employees are making the switch to electronic time sheets.

The new $11-million payroll system went live last month. The idea is to make the payroll system more efficient by eliminating paper time sheets that sometimes would pass through six people before actually getting to the right office in Montpelier.

But the transition is happening with some problems. Employees told WCAX-TV some managers are getting time sheets for the wrong employees and some expense reimbursements are delayed.  Vermont Finance Commissioner Jim Reardon says no paychecks have been delayed.

"I do appreciate their patience and cooperation and I know that even though we are having some initial difficulties -- which aren't to me that extreme -- we all will be better off moving forward," he said.

Reardon says the expense report issues are being worked out and that once they are the system will be reimbursing employees within a day rather than weeks. The system also allows for more time sheet oversight.

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