Feds make progress on Phoenix backlog, release short-list for replacement

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As the federal government continues to process a backlog of files due to the Phoenix pay system, it has released a short-list of software to replace the failed system.

Since January, Public Services and Procurement Canada says pay centre staff managed to process about 50,000 files.

But despite the progress, the department estimates over half of public servants are still experiencing issues with their pay.

Meanwhile, the Treasury Board says SAP, Ceridian, and Workday have made the final cut to replace Phoenix.

The government's next step is to establish a partnership with one of the companies to test the software and ensure it's suitability.

Ottawa has earmarked $16 million to help usher-in the new system.

(with files from the Miramichi Leader)