Computer glitch delays Wood County school employees' paychecks

PARKERSBURG, W.Va; (WTAP) - Wood County Schools Superintendent says all checks were deposited by 5 p.m. Thursday.

Officials are working to correct a banking problem that has delayed electronic deposits of Wood County school employees' paychecks into their accounts.

Wood County Board of Education President Rick Olcott said administrators were "made aware" of the problem about 2:30 a.m. Thursday after the deposits did not post as scheduled.

Superintendent Will Hosaflook said the school system typically sends its payroll funds to the bank two to three days before the scheduled payday.

In this case, he said there was a computer “glitch” and funds did not get deposited into employees’ accounts as scheduled.

All employees are expected to receive their paychecks by 6 p.m. Thursday, Hosaflook said.

Both Hosaflook and Olcott said administrators have been in contact with United Bank, which has worked "diligently" to fix the problem.

United has all also informed more than 50 financial institutions of the problem to help prevent overdraft fees or other penalties from being charged to employees’ accounts, Hosaflook said.

School officials notified employees of the problem via email as soon as they were made aware of the problem, he said.

Hosaflook also said employees will be given a phone number that United Bank has provided to help answer any of their questions.