Feds expected to announce plan to address Phoenix pay system woes

Ottawa is expected to roll out a fix for its troublesome Phoenix payroll program -- a system that has left some civil servants waiting for their pay cheques for months on end.

CBC reports the plan includes a $140 million strategy to help get employees paid on time as well as help for employees who had a tough time filing their taxes due to the Phoenix system.

A government source says problems related to the system will be examined by a special task force, chaired by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

Money the system was expected to save will be diverted to cover costs related to the pay system.

(with files from CBC)