By 3 News online staff
The Ministry of Education says it's taking legal action against the developers of the Novopay payroll system for teachers.
The $30 million system was introduced three months ago and has since led to thousands of payroll errors.
A month ago there were nearly 7500 errors. Two weeks later this was down to 4300, and yesterday the backlog was about 400.
The ministry's chief executive Lesley Longstone says it's imposing legal penalties on Talent2 and money gained will be used to help schools with the new system.
Consultancy Talent2 was contracted by the Ministry of Education to run the $30 million system.
"Talent2 have dropped the ball in a big way in the first rounds which is compounding itself," says Associate Minister of Education Craig Foss.
But for now there are still thousands of payroll errors to iron out.