The teacher unions are kicking up a stink because of ongoing problems with Novopay…of course they have never been happy with evenÂ theÂ previous provider.
Check this press release from the NZPF in February 2008:
The New Zealand Principalsâ€™ Federation has criticised the Ministry of Education, following major payroll errors which have created a bureaucratic nightmare across the country.
Datacom is contracted by the Ministry of Education to provide payroll services to more than 80,000 New Zealand teachers. The latest payroll round â€“ the first of the school term â€“ is filled with errors, says NZPF President Paddy Ford.
â€śA number of schools have not received any pay, and many support staff have been paid the incorrect amounts. Staff who are on leave have incorrectly received full pay, changes that were sent to Datacom in November have not been actioned, and staff are being forced to fill forms out twice with exactly the same information.â€ť
Ford has today received numerous complaints from schools up and down the country, and he says this latest debacle is not surprising given the numerous errors seen in 2007.
Sound familiar?…it is almost word for word the tripe they trotted out yesterday. It seems that every year at theÂ beginningÂ of the year they set up their whining at aircraft engine proportions.
This was in 2008 and their press release mentions similar problems in 2007. I wonder how many others there were?