Novopay pin may need pulling
Acting Education Spokesperson
Novopay pin may need
As fallout from the sow’s ear that is
Novopay continues Steven Joyce should seriously consider
pulling the pin on it, Labour’s Acting Education
spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.
“There are thousand,
may be tens of thousands, of people affected by this –
if they’re not facing huge and unwarranted tax bills,
they have been assigned wrong salary grades, have lost
benefits they are entitled to, or have had their student
loan repayments ‘disappear’.
“Those aren’t just
glitches; they are major, systemic problems and clearly show
Novopay should never have been signed-off.
definitely has his work cut out. Yes, he needs to ask some
questions – tough ones - about its roll out and yes, he
needs to look at its capability, but he also needs to be
looking at alternative systems, given the possibility
Novopay is beyond repair. .
“It’s six months since
this issue first arose. Schools are just weeks away from the
start of a new year and they still don’t have a working
payroll. Staff have every right to be angry.
Joyce can deliver a silk purse from a system that was never
going to be anything more than a pig’s ear, then all
credit to him.
“But if he finds he can’t stitch it
together, he needs to find an alternative quick smart.”
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