NYC Pays 230 “Consultants” $722M Per Year for Computer employee time & attendance control
A Project that is now 7 Years Behind Schedule. In a cover story for the New York Daily News, Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez reports
New York City is “paying some 230 ‘consultants’ an average salary of $400,000 a year for a computer employee time & attendance tracking project that is seven years behind schedule and vastly over budget. The payments continue despite Mayor Bloomberg’s admission that the computerized timekeeping and payroll system – called CityTime – is ‘a disaster’.
When you log into your computer, it punches you in for work that day. But it is a vast timekeeping and payroll system that is now verging on a billion dollars in cost and is not complete after ten years. But this is happening all around the country, as more and more governments are going to computerization. The costs that are being spent on these consultants, these private consultants, dwarf any kind of city salaries that ordinary workers are being paid.
Don’t let this happen to you.