HR/Overpayment Issue UPDATE~

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by hearts and roses, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    I met with my boss yesterday (Sunday) morning and told him everything. He was very cool about the whole thing. He doesn't believe that the employee hasn't looked at a paystub in almost a year but he does think she's a good employee and feels that we can work with her to pay back anything she was overpaid.

    He will also discuss with the accountants to see if there is a way to calculate what the company overpaid in taxes and have the employee just pay that back rather than file amendments with the IRS. He said there has got to be a way to do this without all the paperwork.

    He said he doesn't blame anyone, but would like me to oversee the bookkeeper's duties on a quarterly basis just to make sure everything is going along as it's supposed to. I wanted to tell him that he should never have taken away the payables/payroll duties from me in the first place, maybe this never would have happened, ahem. But I didn't. Just let it lie - he was in a very foul mood.

    The only reason I think he didn't become more angry about this situation is because he was already dealing with a very bad situation due to one of his underlings messing up *Royally* a new file that the boss now has to take over. He's got a lot on his plate and he was pleased that I handled most of it before consulting with him on it. Yeah for good timing!

    So the employee is relieved on all counts, especially that our boss has agreed not to mention any of this to her manager; it's an HR issue, not a managerial issue - boss agreed.
  2. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    I'm glad to hear it seems to have worked out.
  3. ML

    ML Guest

  4. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Good news! :thumbsup:
  5. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Glad it's resolved. Good for you on keeping mum at the right time.
  6. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Wow! That worked out very well!
  7. Mattsmom277

    Mattsmom277 Active Member

    All's well that ends well! Glad to hear the solution to the problem didn't involve you taking flack. Thanks for updating us, been wondering how things worked out for you
  8. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    I'm glad he took it well.

    Now you need to follow through and double-check other files while overseeing the book-keeper.

    You don't need to say "I told you so," I suspect he's already thinking it. If you find more problems that can be more firmly lad at the door of either the book-keeper or the complication of the interface of having the task fragmented like this, then the situation will speak plainly for itself.

  9. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good for you!
  10. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Whew! So proud of how you handled this!!! Maybe our difficult child's could learn from you.... (oh, snap..wishful thinking).
  11. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Exactly what I was thinking, Marg. There have been other incidents over the past two years, but they've been small-ish. I think he may be more alert to things concerning the bookkeeper from now on as well...which means I must be on my toes!