The district will make sure all employees are “made whole” in terms of any penalties they incur, Sasaki said.As district officials attempted to correct the error, however, they inadvertently reinstated funds even for some employees who did not lose money, meaning they received a double payment which would have to be returned to the district.Union Bank officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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“I can attest to that based on my emails, texts and phone calls,” she said.
Teacher Barbara Buswell was among those infuriated by the situation.
For those affected, that deposit was reversed Tuesday, leaving an untold number of accounts drained or in overdraft.
People were upset and in a panic Wednesday morning, said Trish Gorham, president of the Oakland Education Association, the teachers union.