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State government moves to paperless payroll, saving money and resources

DENVER ­— Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 — State government payroll has gone paperless in a move that will save taxpayers more than $60,000 annually.


 “This is a win-win-win move for the state,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper. “In addition to saving money, the state will conserve natural resources and countless hours of staff time previously spent distributing paper pay stubs to state employees.”


 Hickenlooper praised the Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration and the Governor’s Office of Information Technology, which worked together to launch the initiative in late November.


 By the end of December, state agencies had saved more than $5,400 in paper, printing and postage costs. Ninety percent of the state’s 33,000 employees now access their pay stubs online. The remainder will go paperless in the coming months.


 “Will this savings balance the state’s budget? Of course not,” Hickenlooper said. “But it demonstrates that we are leaving no stone unturned as we seek new ways to create savings and improve efficiencies in state government.”