Payroll glitch: "Check is in the mail" for local postal workers

Reported by Scott Saxton email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A glitch in the programming system for the United States Postal Service meant thousands of postal workers, including those in our region, did not get paid last Friday.

A statement from the USPS said approximately 11,600 regular rural carriers and another 14,000 substitute carriers did not get their checks on time last week.  To help them out while the situation is being resolved, the USPS is advancing workers money up to 70 percent of their paycheck.

A spokesperson for the Carolinas confirmed that this glitch includes workers from Asheville to the coast, in what is commonly referred to as the Mid-Carolinas region.

The adjustments are expected to be completed by the next regular check on January 22nd.

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