Novopay

Teachers fret over Novopay tax turmoil

Teachers fret over Novopay tax turmoil

Dunedin teachers are facing a confusing end to the financial year because of pay errors caused by Novopay.

Education heads say systems improving

Education heads say systems improving

For children around New Zealand, school reports present a measure of their progress and advise on areas for improvement. With that in mind, the Otago Daily Times has turned the tables and given schools a chance to provide similar information on how well the Government is handling Novopay. Education reporter John Lewis reports.

Novopay better but work needed

Novopay better but work needed

While Novopay has passed one of its biggest tests, the minister responsible for Novopay, Steven Joyce, concedes there is still a lot more work to be done on the troubled education payroll system.

Teachers unimpressed by fall in pay mistakes

Novopay issues remain high on the list of concerns for Otago schools, despite Minister Responsible for Novopay Steven Joyce saying pay periods 16 and 17 had the lowest number of complaints and notifications since monitoring began in February.

Novopay 'failure' reduced risk hopes

Software specialist Prof Stephen MacDonell hopes the ''failure'' of the Novopay school payroll system will reduce the risk of similar problems being repeated.

Novopay 'Black Out' protest

School staff across the country will be at work today dressed in black to mark what the Post Primary Teachers' Association is calling a ''Black Out Day'' for teachers nationally.

Ministry accepts Novopay blame

Ministry accepts Novopay blame

While the Ministry of Education has admitted it got it wrong on many aspects of the Novopay debacle and apologised for the hurt caused, many Otago principals say the real impact may never be known.

Staff investigated over Novopay advice

Staff investigated over Novopay advice

Two senior staff at the Education Ministry are being investigated over the advice they gave Cabinet Ministers prior to the 'go live' of Novopay.

Principal wary over evaluations

An Otago primary school principal believes a new online tool being developed by the Ministry of Education for assessing primary pupil achievement may go the same way as the beleaguered Novopay payroll system.

Government sticking with Novopay

Government sticking with Novopay

The Government will stick with the plagued Novopay payroll system for now, and will write off small overpayments made to school staff.

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