Scumbag teachers holding on to Novopay overpayments facing debt collectors

Call in?the?debt collectors.

These ratbag teachers have had two years to pay back their over-pay. They are essentially stealing from their employer.

The Government is preparing to again call in debt collectors to chase school staff who were overpaid during the Novopay crisis.

The minister responsible for the system, Steven Joyce, says $1.8 million is still owed by 1960 people who haven’t made any arrangements to pay it back.

The use of debt collectors was suspended in March 2013 and Mr Joyce says the vast majority of those who had been overpaid were happy to work out repayment arrangements. ??

He says more than 80 percent of overpayments have been fully repaid, $22.7m, and arrangements for repayments cover $1.9m.

“The payroll system has been working properly for some time,” he said today.

“It’s now sensible to look at how we’re managing outstanding overpayments where there is no arrangement to repay in place.”

He says people with outstanding debts will be given the opportunity to make repayment arrangements and ask questions before they’re referred to a collection agency.

There really is no excuse for failing to repay over-payments.

Perhaps they should be prosecuted. No doubt the PPTA and NZEI will jump in to support these ratbags.


– 3News