A Baltimore City employee resigned after being overpaid by $176,200, nearly double her salary.
Sarah Morris-Compton, who was hired in September 2011 to lead the Health Department's Office of Policy and Planning, will repay the city, said Kevin R. Harris, a spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
An agreement between Morris-Compton and the city shows she will repay $176,200 in overpaid wages, although the city's online salary database shows she was overpaid $130,600. The reason for the discrepancy is unclear. Morris-Compton's salary for both 2012 and 2013 was set at $90,000.
The settlement, obtained by the Baltimore Sun Wednesday, shows Morris-Compton will repay $1,875 a month.
Harris said Morris-Compton's salary was coded wrong in the system. A system-wide evaluation later showed that the coding problem with her salary was the only such error.
Morris-Compton, who resigned effective Nov. 8, declined to comment through her attorney, Joyce Smithey, of Annapolis.
"The circumstances of Ms. Morris-Compton's salary were reviewed by the city, and it was determined that she had in fact been overpaid by the city in error," Harris and Smithey said in a joint statement.
"Ms. Morris-Compton and the city promptly and proactively worked together to resolve the matter. A settlement agreement has been reached, and the funds will be repaid to the city."