Foss forced to front over Novopay
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 7:00p.m.
The fallout from the Novopay fiasco at a ministerial level has been delegated to Associate Education Minister Craig Foss.
Mr Foss was invited on Campbell Live to explain what's gone wrong, what's being done and when it will be fixed, but his office declined.
Not wanting to take no for an answer, Dan Parker caught up with the minister at the Beehive.
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21/11/2012 12:07:17 a.m.
egbert pukunui wrote:
We should hope Maths teachers would cope with being "renumerated" but I ask myself if English teachers should appreciate being emphasised with .
That this Foss is an education minister is somehow wonderful .
19/11/2012 2:13:38 p.m.
Why is no one asking when the Govt super scheme deductions taken from wages are going to be paid into the employees accounts with their fundholders. Not a cent has been paid over since Novopay started and previously it was paid over a couple of days after each fortnights pay. This is millions of dollars and affects almost all school employees.
17/11/2012 11:23:12 a.m.
National love to outsource to foreign owned companies (e.g. Serco) yet the quality of service seems worse and ends up costing taxpayers more. Time for common sense over ideology one thinks.
16/11/2012 5:10:16 p.m.
@ Mike - I'm a teacher. Can you provide any evidence of these strikes we're planning for 2013-2014, because the memo has passed me by.
16/11/2012 4:33:44 p.m.
The whole Novopay fiasco smacks of 'if it ain't broke, then it don't need fixing'... Cos now you've gone and wrecked it and ended up with a whole tray of eggs on your faces. Trouble is with this govt, the stuff that is broke in the country, they've got no idea how to fix. Plaster the injuries with platitudes and dress the wounds with denial.....now how is the patient doing?
16/11/2012 12:40:37 p.m.
Why was the system changed? was Due diligance done by the government in selecting Talent2,
Did John Key get his ministers to look at Talent2's track record with prodviding such services to other organisations.
It seems that is anyone is going to be the Fall Guy here its not going to be Parata or John Key but this little scapegoat here named fossy.
But with so many catostrophic government department failures you have to wonder when John Key is going to man up and shoulder the responsibility instead of providing convenient little scapegoats like all truely bad top level managers do.
16/11/2012 12:40:35 p.m.
16/11/2012 8:29:16 a.m.
Again more selfich self serving pathetic corruption! when are we the people of New Zealand going to stand up and not demand but flat out just create a new type of government that does work and leave this PC BS behind. Its not just going to happen magicly for us, thats how we get into the mess we are in! SO when? IM ready but am powerless when the majority are still waitnig for thier orders? Baa Baa yes sir, yes sir, three bags full sir! Time to wake up!!!! its not anybody elses fault but our own! So when is it people? capable of being self responsible yet are we??
16/11/2012 7:07:39 a.m.
In typical media fashion, the Novopay problem is ignored.Where is the novopay problem? If talent2 is responsible, then they need to pay, but what if they are victims of a well organised political campaign?In a system like this I expect schools to input data, and if this is happening, then the problems would be in the schools themselves? It would make sense for schools to input data into the system so there are less hands to make errors. We do have a bias with unions represented at schools who were unhappy with Labours worst election result ever just last year. We have teachers already planning strikes in 2013-14, so is the problems organised from the union end?How does novopay actually work? The media hasn't dug to find out how it works. We need more than accsations flying, we need to know who is responsible for making the errors, ie who is inputing the errors into the system? We need to know if the errors are sloppy work, deliberate, or poor system. Given that computers dont make mistakes, 99% of problems tend to be operator input errors and only about 1% system designed errors. We need to know how the errors are being addressed.None of which has been targeted by the media.
16/11/2012 12:19:18 a.m.
Poor Englush wrote:
Did I hear him say "I emphasise with them" and "...renumeration...". Yikes.
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