Oakland Unified Payroll Blunder Has Employees Seeing Negative Bank Balances

Oakland Unified has issued an apology for a payroll error that affected more than 2,800 employees.

The error had employees seeing their latest paycheck be withdrawn from their bank account. The district has since fixed the mistake.

Previously, the district but the blame on Union Bank, however, they have since apologized for that and stated that it was in fact human error.

While, the reimbursements have already been issued, some employees that hadn’t had their money withdrawn, now have received double payments. Employees will have to report any double payments immediately to the district.

“As we address this unfortunate error, I want to be clear that this is not related to the current budget crisis,” said Superintendent Kyla Johnson Trammell. “I am deeply sorry for any inconvenience and stress this may have caused. However, I am relieved by how quickly OUSD staff and Union Bank employees worked to ensure repayment of wages.”

We’ll provide more information as it becomes available, including what the district will do take care of any possible overdraft fees.


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