New QLD Health payroll model to help deal with pay issues at a local level.
Queensland Health says it's on track with its payroll bungle fix - injecting extra staff into special pay hubs at local hospital district level across the state.
A new payroll system introduced in March left hundreds of Queensland Health staff underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all.
Queensland Health says it has met its September 30 deadline to roll out a new local payroll model - known as a pay hub - to service all hospitals.
The pay hubs have staff on the ground to help deal with pay issues at a local level.
Minister for Health Paul Lucas said the hubs were introduced following feedback from unions and staff.
"Staff wanted to be able to speak to someone who understood their unique needs, had access to local information and were familiar with their rostering and payroll arrangements," he said.
"Of course, this isn't a silver bullet fix but we hope it will make a real difference."
The state government has asked Ernst & Young to identify the best software system, Lucas said.
PricewaterhouseCoopers is reviewing the future of CorpTech and shared services, he said.
The whole-of-government IT provider, CorpTech, was involved in the flawed payroll system's implementation.
"I can confirm the government has now received both of those reports," he said.
"The government expects to respond to the reports by the end of November, following extensive consultation with unions, as well as directly with our staff."
He said state cabinet would consider the reports and their response before the reports are released publicly.Do you have an idea for a story?
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