Most fed. employees paid too much at least once thanks to Phoenix pay system

Nearly three-quarters of federal public servants have received too much money on at least one paycheque issued by the Phoenix pay system.

CBC reporting as of January, of the approximately 300,000 workers paid through Phoenix, about 74.4 per cent, had been overpaid at least once between April 2016 and January 2019, according to Gatineau MP Steven MacKinnon, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of Public Services and Procurement.

MacKinnon made the numbers public in mid-March in response to a question in the House of Commons from Opposition critic Kelly McCauley.

It's the first time the precise overpayment figures have been released.

(with files from CBC)