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

 


Education Sec reports good Novopay progress to sector


Media release

21 November 2012

Secretary for Education reports good Novopay progress to sector

The Education Secretary, Lesley Longstone, has assured key sector leaders in Wellington that progress is being made with the new payroll system and has thanked them for their efforts and hard work since Novopay’s implementation.

Ms Longstone met with leaders of several sector groups this morning to update them on Novopay’s progress and told them both the Ministry and Talent2 are fully committed to getting the system right.

The Chief Executive of Talent2, John Rawlinson attended the meeting and said he was sorry for the extra stress and workload the new system had caused, but that he was confident of delivering a system that will make a positive difference for schools.

Ms Longstone says she was pleased it was such a productive meeting.

“We were able to agree to continue working together to achieve a payroll system for schools that delivers everything they need.

“I reassured the meeting the Ministry is working very hard with Talent2 to get this right and that we recognise school administrators have also been working incredibly hard to make this work.

“We are very sorry that schools and their staff have had a number of issues since Novopay came on line, but a number of those have been resolved and a great deal of resources from the Ministry and Talent2 are dedicated to tackling outstanding issues.”

Ms Longstone told the sector leaders that the Ministry and Talent2 are committed to doing everything possible to ensure Christmas payments will go through as expected.

“I also reminded them that where a school has been unable to make a payment to a staff member who may not have been paid or been underpaid that the Ministry will always make funds available.”

Groups represented at the meeting were:
NZ School Trustees’ Association
NZ Educational Institute
NZ Principals’ Federation
Post Primary Teachers’ Association
School Executive Officers’ Association
NZ Area Schools’ Association
The Association of Intermediate and Middle Schools
The Service and Food Workers Union


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Fringe Review: Rossum’s Universal Robots

Written in 1920 by Karel Capek in a newly independent Czechoslovakia, its prophetic tale of artificial intelligence, automata and human morality was initially a big hit, but it then vanished from view, in New Zealand at least, before being revived in Hamilton last year. More>>

SELECT FRINGE SHOWS:

Pictures Of Media: Call For Photographs For Reimagining Journalism

In August this year Freerange Press is launching its next big book. This time we are gathering the best writers and thinkers in the country to look at the changing media landscape in New Zealand. To illuminate and give voice to the writing we want to include around 25 excellent photos. We want these photos to document the different aspects of how journalism is made, how it used to be, and how it is changing. More>>

Safer Internet Day: Keeping Safe Online More Important Than Ever

Tuesday 9 February marks Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is designed to create awareness about the importance of Internet safety and encourages positive use of technology - with a strong focus on young people. More>>

ALSO:

We Have The Technology: Zephyrometer Up And Moving

“The needle’s stoppers had to be repaired because of the extra impact caused by the balance not being correct. We also added an extra 300kgs counter-balance – made from zinc coated steel triangle plates. These adjustments will now stop it bending low over the road in high winds.” More>>

ALSO:

Waitangi Day: Treaty Of Waitangi - Found In Translation

To celebrate the Society of Translators and Interpreters's 30th anniversary, over 90 translators will work together to translate the English and Māori versions of the Treaty of Waitangi into 30 languages... More>>

ALSO:

Northland Development: Trust Applauds $4m Government Funding For Art Centre

Today's announcement of central government support, made by Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce, provides a key step forward in funding for Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news