Novopay mucks up staffing reports
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 4:29p.m.
The New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) claims principals have yet another muddle on their hands thanks to Novopay.
It claims that in a recent email to schools, the Ministry of Education says its payroll information reports - used by principals to calculate and track staffing levels - are inaccurate.
NZEI National Secretary Paul Goulter says the banking staffing reports have been mucked up in at least the past three pay periods.
He says one principal with a staff of 40 was originally told he was four teachers under, and now Novopay is telling him he's six teachers over, which has huge implications for his school finances.
Banking staffing reports allow schools to adjust their staffing across the year to ensure they are operating in the most efficient way.
“If a principal gets those calculations wrong, it can be serious for that school,” Mr Goulter says. “If they haven’t employed enough teachers over a year then students have been short changed, but if they have employed too many then they will have a funding shortfall.”
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16/01/2013 4:16:45 p.m.
Hekia Parata the Minister and her co-works failed to read the million dollar Peer Review Report which clearly showed Novopay wasn't ready to go live SIX months ago?? yet nothing. jonkey and Hekia Parata need to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
15/01/2013 11:30:03 p.m.
@S still harping on the same track I see.
National had 4 years to evaluate Talentless 2 before it went active and they had no issue with it at all.
As soon as No pay started stuffing up National should have cancelled the contract for non performance but didnt.
If you want to blame someone for the repeated stuff ups and lack of action.. try Parata.
She is completely incompetent as the whole country knows.
15/01/2013 9:44:15 p.m.
And what is the Minster of Education doing about it? What was her comment when asked? Ah, that's right, she's on holiday and not in the country...and doesn't give a crap about the teachers when she IS in the country. Parata is NZ's equivalent of France's Marie Antoinette. Teachers not getting paid...let them eat cake.
15/01/2013 9:01:09 p.m.
Go back to pay being done by administration staff at the school...Labour should not signed up for this in the first place..
15/01/2013 7:08:12 p.m.
The claims are true - completely stuffed... It really is mindboggling how this has happened. My report bears no relation whatsoever to the one I received last fortnight, with a similar outcome to the one in this article. It is so obvious there is major issue with this system. I am really not surprised though, just another chapter in this sorry saga. Shame on the Ministry for allowing novopay to get away with this for so long. They should be careful though because soon there won't be any of us left who are prepared to carry on working for nothing to try and fix this mess, while novopay continues to be paid to stuff it up!!!
15/01/2013 4:48:36 p.m.
Did Novopay do the NZQA website today? Or is just every Government Department useless?
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