LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - About 180 Gwinnett County employees are being asked to return thousands of dollars the county says they were overpaid 16 years ago.
Aaron Bovos, Gwinnett County chief financial officer, called it a project to "clean up receivables and to eliminate outstanding obligations."
The county is seeking to collect $39,690.46 from employees who received bonuses in their paychecks in 1994.
Authorities say a payroll anomaly back in 1994 resulted in shortening one pay period from a 14 days to 12 days. Normally, employees who worked the shortened pay cycle would have received less pay, but to avoid financial hardship, paychecks were increased.
Employees are able to apply the advance to vacation leave or they can make a cash