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Government workers’ wages at risk as computers go down

Government employees who are paid weekly may not get their wages tomorrow because of a computer glitch.

Computer systems across several departments – including payroll – have been out of action for most of the day.

Tonight a government spokeswoman said: “As a result, salaries and wages for weekly paid officers will not be available in accounts on Friday morning.

“Every effort is being made to complete payroll processing as quickly as possible. The Government apologises for any inconvenience caused, and will keep the public updated as services are restored.”

The Government initially claimed that the “extensive technical difficulties” had only affected its e-mail network.

In tonight’s update, the spokeswoman said: The Bermuda Government advised this evening that it continues to experience computer systems and server outages.

“While technicians are working to restore services, regrettably, several departments are affected.”

The spokeswoman added that the processing of Travel Authorisation forms had not been affected.

However, The Royal Gazette did receive one report that the airport was hit by technical snags.

One traveller said: “This wasn’t just e-mails. All of the systems were down when I arrived at the airport this morning and they were handing out the old paper arrival slips which had to be processed manually.”

The Government did not respond to inquiries about the impact of the glitch by press time.

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Published May 06, 2022 at 7:51 am (Updated May 06, 2022 at 7:51 am)

Government workers’ wages at risk as computers go down

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