Due to an internal payroll process failure, many school employees who will have expected to receive their monthly salary payment today, Friday 25 August, will now be paid on Tuesday 29 August. 20,000 out of 35,000 school employees are affected by this issue.
A statement by Essex County Council “We continue to undertake a full investigation as to how this error has occurred and everyone effected has been written to with a full apology.”
As of lunchtime today, Friday 25th August, Essex County Council has dealt with around 1,200 enquiries from schools employees, and has made around 100 emergency hardship payments.
Advice to affected schools employees – what you can do
Employees of those schools affected who were expecting a salary payment in their account on Friday 25 August will receive it on Tuesday 29 August
Direct Debits and Standing Orders due to leave accounts on Saturday 26 August will not be processed until Tuesday 29 August.