BBG orders that contractors be paid on time by Thanksgiving
BBG Watch has learned that at the Governance Committee meeting this week, the Committee adopted unanimously (all four Governors present were: Michael Lynton, Susan McCue, Dennis Mulhaupt and Victor Ashe; Lynton and McCue participated by phone) a motion directing that all contractors be paid on time by Thanksgiving of this year.
“According to our sources, IBB/BBG executives tried to deflect the blame for late payments from themselves by insisting that the problem is only due to the BBG computer system, which they describe as being so old that these managers cannot distinguish the late payments to contractors from late payments to vendors who are suppliers of materials or products.” – this is a business process/training problem and not a system problem.
Many other agencies use this same version of the software and have had for YEARS. Even the updated versions of the software, have the same design for payments and invoices. How come they do not have problems paying their vendors? Management can say, it is because the software is outdated, blah blah. That is gibberish. Management is just defending its obvious incompetence.
A manager in the office responsible for paying vendors, is also trying to get Human Resources to replace their system. Why would this manager be spending time doing this? They should be focusing on their own system that they are responsible for and fixing the problems with their system.
A friend is the CFO of the payroll system provider in New Orleans. Human Resources already has a system, that works effectively and they dont want to change it. Look at the employees at BBG, they get paid on time. The HR/payroll system that pays employees is completely different from the system that pays contractors/vendors.
And why are there so many chiefs in that office? They need more people to enter payments and do training in that office. They need more people to do the actual work. They have a Deputy CFO and a Deputy Director of Operations.
P.S. The surrogate broadcasters use the same financial system to pay their vendors as BBG! I believe they are paid through the Department of State, which uses the SAME, EXACT financial system. Wow!!!!! How about them apples?
By THANKSGIVING? They’re going to make contractors wait only ten more months to be paid?
Wouldn’t ten years be a more realistic goal?
Yes, with that management, ten years would be a more realistic goal!
They need that time….they are a little slow