17 Jun UW System computer project see delays, more costs
A second attempt by the University of Wisconsin System to install a new computer payroll program is millions of dollars over budget and a year behind schedule. Moreover, a company fired over subpar work creating Wisconsin’s statewide voter database in 2007 is working as a subcontractor on the project.
The system’s top budget official, Tom Anderes, told the Board of Regents this month that planning for the project alone is now expected to cost $12 million. A year ago, officials had said planning would cost $1.6 million and implementation would begin that fall. In February, they raised the planning budget to $8 million and said it would last through this summer.
Anderes told the regents that the university system would seek approval from them in September for a budget and timeline for the remainder of the project, which has always been expected to take years.
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