State Auditor: State workers will be paid on schedule despite cyber attack

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Auditor J.B. McCuskey said state workers will be paid on schedule this week despite a cyber attack on the company that provides West Virginia‚Äôs timekeeping and payroll services.

The company, UKG, was hit by a ransomware attack earlier this month that disrupted some of its services. The State of West Virginia contracts with the company to provide payroll administration, particularly time and leave balances.

On Monday’s MetroNews Talkline, McCuskey said more than 35,000 state employees will have their checks deposited Friday.

“With thousands of hours in overtime from folks at Oasis, our payroll people and administrators, there are almost 36,000 checks that were effected by Kronos which will be going out on New years, which is everybody,” he said.

McCuskey urged state workers who use Kronos, the former name of UKG, to check their 12-31-21 pay stub in My Apps. He said if there are issues to contact the Payroll Administrator on Monday.

State officials have specified that Kronos has no personal information of any state employee because the company is only provided with employee numbers and hours worked.

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