Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Ministry of Education to get billed for Novopay debacle

6 November 2012
Immediate Release

Ministry of Education to get billed for Novopay debacle

Primary principals are to begin invoicing the Ministry of Education because of the ongoing frustrations over the new Novopay payroll system.

NZEI Te Riu Roa National Secretary Paul Goulter says the Novopay debacle has been enormously time consuming and has placed a huge amount of stress on many schools.

He says this has resulted in very real costs in extra time and stress for principals and their administration staff.

“It has resulted in literally thousands of wasted hours across the country and has been taking attention away from important things such as teaching and learning.

“We’ve reached the point where principals and support staff are totally fed-up. The Ministry has had two months to sort the problems out. It is clearly not doing enough and has instead been trying to downplay the problems.

“Government policy changes have been placing more and more stress on schools and this is quickly becoming the final straw,” he says.

“The Ministry needs to take responsibility and be more responsive to the concerns of schools.”

He says the Minister of Education, Hekia Parata will also be sent copies of invoices and NZEI Te Riu Roa is hoping that she will show some leadership over this issue.

“We expect that the final bill will run into millions of dollars,” he says.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Cricket: Dramatic Win Puts Black Caps In Finals

In Parliament: When Parliament resumed at 2pm the House passed a motion on a voice vote admiring the performance of the New Zealand cricket team in last night’s World Cup semi-final and wishing them well for the final on the weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Moon Shot/Kills Switch: The X Factor Judges Removed

MediaWorks has today decided that Natalia Kills and Willie Moon are no longer suitable to judge The X Factor and have removed them from the show. MediaWorks CEO, Mark Weldon, said that last night on The X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable. More>>

ALSO:

Tessa Nichol: Up Up & Away In The Wairarapa

It’s an overcast morning in the Wairarapa but the mood on the ground in Carterton’s Carrington Park is anything but grey. More than 20 hot air balloons are getting ready to take off into the cloudy sky to mark the start of this year’s Wairarapa Balloon Festival. More>>

Golden Shears: Scotsman Wins Golden Shears Open Final

A Scottish shearer who settled in New Zealand to farm in Taranaki has become the first shearer from overseas to win the Golden Shears Open Shearing Championship. More>>

ALSO:

Shipped On A Bottle: Young Change-Makers Take To The Sea On Plastic Bottle Kayaks

With the aim of harnessing innovative design to construct kayaks solely from recycled materials, the “waste positive” project Plastic Bottle Kayak brings adventure into Kiwi classrooms. The call is out now for classrooms to send in messages and artwork to be inserted into the bottles. More>>

TV3 Video: Auckland Arts Festival Kicks Off

The Auckland Arts Festival kicks off March 4, with artists from New Zealand and all over the world on show. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news