The federal government has confirmed it will not meet its October 31 deadline to clear the backlog of 80,000 cases that had accumulated as of June, due to the problems caused by the implementation of the Phoenix pay system.
30,000 outstanding cases
Marie Lemay, the Deputy Minister of Public Services and Procurement, made this announcement in a media briefing yesterday. In June, the government revealed that more than 80,000 people were being paid incorrectly – or not at all. There are still more than 30,000 unresolved cases outstanding.