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CLOUD-BASED PAYROLL SYSTEM GETS MODERNIZATION FUNDING
The federal government's decades-old payroll systems are getting a $20.7 million infusion from the Technology Modernization Fund.The funding, announced Feb. 11, follows a push to pay about 800,000 federal employees after a 35-day government shutdown that led to problems in deductions and missed payments for some workers across multiple payroll systems.NewPay, a software-as-a-service program hosted by the General Services Administration, aims to make a commercial, cloud-based payroll and work scheduling and leave management solution available to agencies across the federal government.   The funding will allow GSA to move payroll operations out of its data center in Kansas City, Mo., and to the cloud-based solution "as a single effort" according to a summary of the project on the TMF website. Moving to the cloud will also increase efficiency and security of government back-office operations and eliminate expensive legacy systems, it said. MARK ROCKWELL READ MORE