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johncbauer.xx@gmail.com
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2018 17:12:17 -0500

The problems with the Canadian federal government's Phoenix pay system are continuing apace.

The system is outlined and its problems were originally noted at:

http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/29/76#subj10.1

Things have gotten worse since the September 2016 post. The system now contains 589,000 unresolved pay problems with an average resolution time of three months. The number of problems is up from a previous number of
520,000. Evidently half of all payments issued are incorrect.

The estimated cost of "fixing" the system is now at $600M, up from an estimate of $25M in August of 2016, and still rising.

http://nationalpost.com/opinion/john-ivison-the-phoenix-fiasco-isnt-shocking-government-is-just-not-very-good-at-doing-things

Perhaps it is time to change "too big to fail" to "big enough to guarantee failure". On the other hand the wholesale condemnation of government in the above article containing the facts quoted can be seen as being over the top.

[The Phoenix was known to rise from its ashes.
One wonders whether the name was chosen wisely or serendiptiously. PGN]


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