Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Teachers and other staff of the Syracuse City School District who rely on direct deposit are experiencing a delayed payday.
The city school district pays its employees on the 15th and 30th of each month. But teachers and some other staff members were to get a paycheck on their last day of the school year, which was Friday.
Staff that receives paper checks collected their money, but not those getting direct deposit.
City Auditor Martin Masterpole says the city has money to pay staff, but there was a computer problem in adding the additional payday. Masterpole says depending on where the individual school district employee banks, some may have already received the delayed funds. However, others may see their direct deposit earnings Saturday and some as late as Monday.
The district's chief financial officer, Suzanne slack notified employees in an email late this afternoon.
Below is the email forwarded to Syracuse City School employees:
Due to circumstances beyond our control, today’s payroll direct deposit may not be posted by the end of business today. There was a delay in the transfer of funds from the Federal Treasury Department to individual banks. Each bank has its own procedure for processing payroll direct deposits. As a result, the availability of direct deposit funds will vary from bank to bank.
I understand the seriousness of this situation and I apologize to you for the inconvenience.
Chief Financial Officer