Madison
9° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

Lawmakers order audit of UW System payroll, benefits

Published On: Jan 23 2013 09:48:57 AM CST

MADISON, Wis. -

Citing a lack of oversight and a pattern of mismanagement, state legislators have ordered a broader audit of the University of Wisconsin System payroll and benefits processing.

The Joint Legislative Audit Committee ordered an audit by the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau. A recent routine audit by the state found the UW System made $33 million in overpayments for health insurance premiums and pension contributions over the past two years.

The state audit also raised questions about the extent of other problems in payroll and benefit processing, including broader concerns about management and oversight that have been raised in previous audits.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/W08wyc ) reported the overpayments happened during a transition to a new Human Resource System in 2011. System President Kevin Reilly told lawmakers Tuesday that there were "glitches" when the new processing system went online.

Advertisement
  • PHOTOS: Uber-cute puppies on tour

    A basket of puppies arrived at the News 3 studio in Madison Friday morning as part of a promotion between Uber Madison and a Madison-based pet rescue. Uber and Underdogpetrescue.org teamed up to offer a puppy break to Uber app users that benefits the pet rescue. Condi (brown) and Wylie (black) got lots of snuggles and love from staff before they went on their way to cheer up other Madisonians through Uber until 3 p.m., the company said.

  • GOP group at debate

    Scott Olson/Getty Image

    2016 presidential candidates' net worth

    Ever wonder just what a presidential candidate is worth? Take a look at the net worth estimates for each of the remaining Republican and Democratic candidates as compiled by Forbes.

  • Jim Gilmore

    Darren McCollester/Getty Images

    Election 2016: Who has dropped out

    Jim Gilmore became the latest 2016 presidential candidate to leave the race on Friday. Here's a look at him and the other former candidates who have also ended their campaigns.

Advertisement