Let’s see what the drama is all about
Southland schools are struggling with new Novopay problems, prompting some to suggest it might finally be time to ditch the plagued system.
The Government has now pledged $43 million to fix Novopay glitches, which have been frequent since the payroll system was introduced in 2012.
Southland Primary Principals’ Association president Ben Witheford said that, after promising signs last year, pay periods this year had been fraught with new “time-wasting” problems.
One staff member had been paid for 80 hours’ work when she had worked only 55 hours, others had found their special allowances suddenly stopped, and wait times for the Novopay helpline, which had improved, were back to unacceptable levels, he said. Read more »