Allegheny County switching to electronic bill-paying system

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In an effort to reduce paperwork, Allegheny County is switching to a system to pay its bills electronically.

In a news release today, Controller Chelsa Wagner said her office has instructed more than 1,000 vendors how to submit bills and purchase orders electronically. The vendors aren’t required to use the system, but it is highly encouraged.

Ms. Wagner said move is designed to make the county “more efficient and transparent.”

“One of my top priorities is to use paperless systems, wherever feasible, to save money and time, and to be more environmentally conscious,” Ms. Wagner said. “This change promotes innovation and efficiency, both of which are needed to a greater degree in county government."

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