NESPELEM, Wash. — The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation reports there has been a slight delay in some of the per capita payments which are going out at this time. The delay affects a majority of the 3,289 payments which are made via direct deposit.
Payments were all uploaded on Thursday, August 11, 2022 with Monday, August 15, set as the payment date. However, an error was discovered on Monday afternoon after the payment process had begun. To prepare the payments, an electronic file was converted from one format to another format and uploaded to the Tribes’ bank. During this procedure, which is the same process as has been used in the past, the file became inadvertently corrupted. As a result, many payments that went out to members’ banks as direct deposits were incorrect.
Banks are now returning payments each day. As the Tribes receives the returns, staff in Enrollment and Accounting immediately work to correct the error and re-submit a proper payment as quickly as possible. This process will continue until all payments are disbursed correctly.
Colville Business Council Chairman Jarred-Michael Erickson said today, “This delay is very unfortunate. We know our members count on receiving these per capita payments. Staff is working hard to get these payments out correctly, and have already begun fixing the problem so it will not occur again in the future.