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Apparently, there was a problem with post (hardship) differential not being paid in pay periods 8 and 9 due to the conversion to the new payroll system. Employees were just paid for pay period 12, and the Bureau of Global Talent Management (GTM) has still not issued the retroactive payments. Emails to payroll in Charleston asking when they will do so reportedly do not produce a substantive answer.
We’re wondering if the process of building an engaged and effective workforce also includes having an HR bureau that does not just sport a fancy new name but having one that is responsive to the people it’s supposed to support. So, then …