Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Ministry Significantly Increases Payroll Staff For Novopay

Media release

16 November 2012

Ministry Significantly Increases Payroll Staff For Novopay

The Ministry of Education has significantly increased its payroll staffing to help with the implementation of the Novopay payroll system.

Group Manager Rebecca Elvy, says the Ministry has doubled its dedicated payroll staff to help with Novopay and they are continuing to work with schools.

“We will continue over coming months to have the additional resources required to give schools the support they need, particularly in terms of the end-of-year and start- of-year reports.

“Talent2 has also increased its resourcing so they have what is needed to deal with all the processing and backlog, and to take calls from school payroll administrators.”

Ms Elvy says the move to Novopay meant the Ministry’s Education Services payroll requirements would need to be reviewed.

“We have always intended to continue with current staffing during implementation, and in fact have doubled those staff numbers. At the same time, we also needed to make sure we will have the right mix of skills and roles that would be required for Novopay in the longer term.

“As a result we formally advised staff in October that we would hold a review and had workshops and interviews with them to inform the proposal that we put to them at the beginning of this month.

“While we are continuing to receive submissions from the staff on the proposals, I can give an absolute commitment that all current staff will continue to have roles in an interim structure and that no decision will be made on a final structure until next year.

“That final decision will not be made until we have confidence that Novopay implementation issues have been addressed.

“We will proceed with a decision on the interim structure so it allows us to add some of the new roles that we will require, but it will also maintain all existing staff.”

Ms Elvy says she wanted to give staff some certainty about the future, which is why the Ministry decided to proceed with a process that would ensure it was equipped with the right structure for Novopay.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Relevant Consents Gained: Government Unveils RMA Reform Package

The government has formally hauled down the flag on its attempts to alter the balance of environmental and economic priorities in the Resource Management Act, unveiling a 180-page Resource Legislation Amendment Bill containing reforms that have been largely endorsed by most political parties. More>>


Closing Schools And Such: Interim Redcliffs Decision Announced

“While the school’s board has argued that circumstances that could give rise to potential disruption are extremely unlikely, advice from technical experts has shown these concerns cannot be ruled out." More>>


Jane Kelsey: High Court Can’t Make Groser Provide TPPA Information Faster

‘This week we went back to court to challenge Trade Minister Groser’s stalling tactics over the release of information on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations, following a High Court order that he reconsider the Official Information Act request I made last January’, said University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey, first applicant in the case. More>>

Werewolf 58: No Climate For Change

The last time the global community tried to take collective action on climate change the world’s leaders finally came to agree that every not-too-onerous effort should be made to hold global warming to 2°C above the pre-industrial average. At Paris, all 150 participant countries nations will have put forward their pledges... On the information available, New Zealand's is the second weakest contribution of any nation in the developed world. More>>


Lambton Quay Shutdown: Object Was Made To Look Like Bomb

Police cordoned off part of Lambton Quay Wednesday afternoon, saying that a suspicious package had been found. Buildings were evacuated and buses were detoured. The army’s explosive ordnance disposal unit was brought to the Quay. More>>


Public Sector Still Shrinking: Record Low Number Of 'Backroom Bureaucrats'

Ongoing restraint in the public sector and a focus on better frontline services has seen a further reduction in the number of core Government employees, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says. More>>


Disobeying The Law: Police Censorship Of Crime Research “An Outrage”

The Green Party is calling on Police Minister Michael Woodhouse to ensure Police scrap controversial contracts that place onerous restrictions on academic researchers’ access to Police data, the Green Party says. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news