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Read California Controller John Chiang’s lawsuit against SAP for state payroll project disaster

11/21/2013 10:42 AM

11/21/2013 6:12 PM

After months of playing the blame game over a failed state payroll system upgrade that cost a total $250 million, Controller John Chiang is taking global tech firm SAP Public Services Inc. to court for breach of contract.

Our sister blog, Capitol Alert, has the story. You can read the lawsuit language here and weigh in with your thoughts on The State Worker community Facebook page.

SCO v SAP Complaint

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