Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Govt Releases PwC Report On Pay Period 24

Hon Steven Joyce
Minister with responsibility for Novopay
28 February 2013 Media Statement

Govt Releases PwC Report On Pay Period 24

Minister Responsible for Novopay Steven Joyce today released the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report for Pay Period 24 of the schools’ payroll.

Pay Period 24, which was paid on the morning of 20 February, paid 78,351 staff a total of $160.03 million. This was 3,978 more staff than Pay Period 23 and reflects the seasonal growth in the payroll at this time of the year.

The PwC report shows there were complaints and notifications received regarding 1.9 per cent of staff across the country. 777 staff were notified as not paid, 231 were overpaid, and 471 underpaid. Affected staff were from 447 schools around the country.

The Pay Period 24 data compares with 2.2 per cent of staff and 628 schools about which complaints and notifications were received in Pay Period 23. Mr Joyce says indications are there will be similar levels of errors recorded for Pay Period 25 while efforts are on-going to get the system successfully stabilised.

“We are continuing to see huge numbers of transactions in every pay period. The seasonal increase in new starts alongside the substantial re-work required in each pay period places considerable pressure on the pay system. All parties involved are working hard to resolve issues ahead of pay going through each fortnight,” Mr Joyce says.
Last weekend the first in a series of three planned releases to address some of the most significant software bugs in the Novopay system was made under the Remediation Plan. A total of 78 defects were successfully resolved.
The second release, which is planned for three weeks’ time, is scheduled to resolve 140 bugs. At this stage the third release, set for April, will target another 50 bugs. Exact numbers will be confirmed closer to the release dates.
“The three releases planned for February, March and April are designed to reduce the level of pay calculation errors, improve the reporting to schools, and provide some initial improvements in the user interface. This will lower the level of re-work required for school administrators,” Mr Joyce says.

“As I noted last week we have asked the Technical Review team to evaluate the software remediation plan as part of their work and give us an opinion on whether that will address the identified issues with the system.

“I am expecting to receive a draft report on the technical review from reviewer Murray Jack in the next day or so. Evaluating the Remediation Plan will slightly lengthen the time before the final report is received but will give us a better understanding of our options.
“The on-going problems with Novopay are frustrating for everyone involved but they are complex to resolve and there is no quick fix. I appreciate the extra effort that principals, school administrators and other staff are putting in to resolve issues and I thank them for their continued hard work and patience.”

Attached: PWC Report on Pay Period 24

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

CPAG: Government Spends Over $100K Pursuing Beneficiary

For the past fifteen years, Kathryn, now in her fifties and living alone with chronic ill health on a benefit, has been challenging the decision by the MSD that she has to pay back $117,000. She has no assets or savings and cannot afford to pay for fresh food or therapy that would improve her health. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: National’s Cuts Shave $100K Off KiwiSaver By Retirement

New analysis shows National’s constant cuts to KiwiSaver will reduce the average worker’s retirement savings by $100,000 over their working life, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says... Since coming to office it has made five separate cuts to the scheme." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: Transport Operators Switch From SuperGold To AT HOP Cards

Seniors using Auckland’s public transport will need to use their AT HOP cards from today but Auckland Transport has requested its operators to show understanding for those customers yet to complete the switch from SuperGold cards. More>>

ALSO:

Crime Stats: Burglary Up 11.9%

“While burglary rates are still below that of recent years, there has been an increase of more than 10 per cent over the past 12 months, which is of concern to Police and something we are determined to tackle,” says Police Commissioner Mike Bush. More>>

ALSO:

Help: Lifeline Aotearoa Fighting For Survival

Lifeline Aotearoa has announced it only has enough money to run for one more year. By 30 June 2017, all available sustainability reserves and funds from a new mortgage on its Auckland property will be exhausted. More>>

ALSO:

Overseas Investment: Auditor-General To Examine OIO

The Auditor-General is to examine how the Overseas Investment Office collects and manages information following a request from the parliament's finance and expenditure committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English Living In Denial

The working poor have been a direct byproduct of the economic policies in vogue for the past 30 years or more, all over the Western world... That anger was evident in the Brexit vote, and it underlies the support for Donald Trump in the United States. More>>

ALSO:

Final Reading Of Parental Leave Bill: Families With New Babies Victims Of Veto

“For the first time ever, a Bill will have a third reading debate and no vote will be taken at the end because the National Government has used its veto – an extreme measure against families,” says the Bill’s sponsor, Labour MP Sue Moroney. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news