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Ministry encouraged by roadshow attendance


2 November 2012

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Ministry encouraged by roadshow attendance

The Ministry of Education is pleased with turnout on the first day of its national Novopay training roadshow.

The roadshow started today with presentations in Wellington for payroll administrators and principals. Group Manager Rebecca Elvy said the purpose was to help schools get ready to use Novopay during the critical end-of-year and start-of-year payroll periods, and to share tips on Novopay generally.

“We’ve been really appreciative of the time and effort payroll administrators and Principals have put in during these first weeks of Novopay’s implementation,” she said.

“Schools told us they wanted more support for end of year and start of year processes, and today’s attendance shows the roadshow was the right way to go.”

“The Ministry is committed to maintaining a high level of support for schools, while we continue to work closely with Talent2 to implement the required improvements to the service,” she said.

“We’ve reduced waiting times at the Novopay service centre, fixed the report schools use to verify their payroll, and we’ve dramatically reduced underpayments and non payments from the first pay cycle.”

“We know how busy schools are, and how much time principals and administrators have spent on Novopay so we really appreciate them coming along,” she said.

The roadshow will continue in the North and South Islands next week, with workshops in Auckland, Nelson and Blenheim. The Wellington workshops will be repeated on 13 November, and the presentation will be put online for schools that can’t attend.

The full schedule, with dates, venues, and times is available at www.novopay.govt.nz.


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