That’s right, boys and girls: Maui County Finance Director Danny Agsalog is in hot water again. First it was his inability to get along with his deputy, Jeremiah Savage. Now it’s his announcing a screw-up (dubbed a “snafu” by The Maui News in a June 26 news brief that doesn’t appear to be online) involving the apparent non-filing of county employee W-2s for 2010.
Here’s part of a June 25 press release from County Deputy Communications Director Ryan Piros on the trouble:
The Director of Finance, Danny Agsalog, announced today that the County has been informed that its third-party payroll service provider for the County of Maui, ADP, inadvertently failed to file employee W-2s for calendar year 2010.
Although all taxes were paid and all tax returns were appropriately filed, the 2010 individual employee W-2s were not filed despite ADP’s contractual obligation to file them. Since this discovery ADP has filed the 2010 employee W-2s with both the Federal government and the State of Hawaii and the County has been provided proof of both electronic filings. Calendar year 2010 was the first year of payroll implementation with ADP; there are no similar issues for subsequent years.
Piros makes it pretty clear that the county considers this all ADP’s fault. Agsaglog said as much in a quote at the end of the news release:
“County employees should be assured that the Finance Department of the County of Maui will ensure that ADP rectifies this situation with all the necessary taxing authorities with no negative impact to them.”
I forwarded Piros’ email to ADP public affairs, but haven’t heard back.
A county email sent out to employees earlier in June and later forwarded to MauiTime says that it could take “up to 90 days” to get all this straightened out.