A Southern Co. subsidiary said 180 current and former security officers at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro were underpaid about $459,000, a discovery made during a federal compliance audit of the nuclear power plant’s pay practices.
Southern Nuclear said the workers involved were officers at units 1 and 2 at the Burke County plant, formally known as the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Station. Southern said the problem involved inaccurate timekeeping related to shift changes. The workers have since been compensated, the company said.
Southern said the U.S. Department of Labor concluded there was no intentional wrongdoing on the part of the company, and no other issues were identified.
Southern Nuclear is a Birmingham-based subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Co.