The state Executive Building in downtown Salem houses the Oregon Department of Administrative Services.

Thousands of Oregon state employees are still receiving incorrect paychecks, three months after the state implemented a new payroll system.

Employees have filed a second lawsuit, demanding the state immediately fix the errors and provide an accurate accounting of their pay. An initial lawsuit was filed in late January.

“It’s pure terror for a lot of people,” Elena Martinez, a correctional officer at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem, said. “I’ve had nurses quit because they didn’t get paid and they were so frustrated. Nobody’s ever going to trust the state again.”

Martinez, president of the Association of Oregon Corrections Employees, is one of eight plaintiffs in the newest lawsuit, filed Feb. 28 in Marion County Circuit Court.

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