Campus payroll errors can translate to big bucks … but automation can help

USD reportedly saved more than $700,000 in overtime payments.

Collecting and entering employee payroll information is a famously complex task in higher education. College payroll calculations are even more complicated—and fraught with error—when they’re done by hand.

And as colleges have faced lean budgets in recent years, officials have been focused on avoiding employee overpayment while campus departments are asked to cut back.

The University of San Diego (USD), a private campus with about 3,800 employees, reportedly saved about $1.5 million last year after campus administrators moved from a manual payroll system to an automated approach that removed human error from the process.…Read More

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