Some employees of Franklin County experienced a delay in the direct deposit of their paycheck this month, a problem that might have been caused by the massive hurricane that hit the east coast earlier this week, Lisa Johnson, county administrator and counselor, told the Franklin County Board of Commissioners at its Wednesday meeting. The problem, however, was fixed by Wednesday afternoon, she said, with all employees receiving their pay.
“We do think it is due to the storm on the East Coast effecting some of the transactions, but we are working on it to try and find out what’s going on,” Johnson said Wednesday morning, before the problem was completely fixed.
Candy Huffman with Kansas State Bank confirmed the delay was because a processing error and that it had been rectified. Huffman did not say if the delay was related to Hurricane Sandy.
Franklin County banks with Kansas State Bank and those employees who also use the bank received their pay Wednesday, as planned, Johnson said. Employees with other banks, however, experienced the slight delay, she said.
County employees are paid on the last working day of the month, Gayla Stofko, county human resources director, said. Stofko said she was pleased the problem was fixed quickly for the sake of the employees.
“This is just an unfortunate hiccup,” Stofko said. “Fortunately, it was able to be corrected pretty quickly and I think everyone right now as far as what I have been informed has received their compensation.”