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Show me the money: NZ First calls out Government on education spending
The Government claims it's spending more money than ever on education, but where has that money gone as parents struggle to afford schooling?
Novopay 'fiasco' still not over, says Labour
“It never should've been given the go ahead and three years later staff and teachers continue to suffer the consequences of that botched decision."
Has Novopay finally got its ducks in a row?
The government is congratulating school administrators and Novopay staff for better improvement in the education sector’s payroll.
NZ First to Novopay minister: Sort it out
"The bottom line is Minister Joyce, that years after the introduction of the botched payroll system and despite a Crown agency taking over its operation, it still doesn’t work."
Government praises Novopay 'improvement', yet educators are still being unpaid
"I am pleased that the hard work that has gone into reducing the number of payroll issues and errors is reaping rewards."
Cabinet finalises funding arrangement for payroll as Novopay complaints decrease
"The error rate has been dropping steadily for some time now as potential issues are being identified and resolved earlier."
Novopay rolls over to Government-owned company
The school payroll system will be under Government management from 17 October 2014, following a mutual agreement between the Ministry of Education and Talent2, the existing school payroll provider.
Novopay problems still plaguing 2,000 schools
"Steven Joyce deserves an F for fail for this assignment."
Novopay shows steady performance for latest pay periods
Novopay is described as maintaining a steady performance, following the release of the results of the latest Novopay complaints reports for Pay Periods 3 and 4.
Novopay lifts performance ahead of improvements
Reports from the latest Novopay pay periods show that its performance is within the 0.5% acceptable steady state error rate, as defined by the Novopay technical review, says Steven Joyce, Minister Responsible for Novopay.
Govt: School payroll improving again
The government minister Responsible for Novopay, Steven Joyce, has released the report on complaints and notifications received in regards to Pay Period 26 of the schools’ payroll.
Remedial work in store for Novopay
Novopay payroll and HR issues will be simpler to address due to changes to the Service Centre operating model, says Steven Joyce, Minister Responsible for Novopay. However, the NZEI says that immediate issues need to be resolved first.
More tech support for Novopay
An extra $6 million is being pumped into technical support and training for Novopay.
Novopay costs schools dearly
Web-based payroll system, Novopay, is costing the country’s schools an extra $100,000 per week in additional administration costs, according to an NZEI Te Riu Roa survey.
Happy (?) 1st birthday Novopay
This time last year school payroll system Novopay went live. Yet, while significant progress has been made, challenges still remain in completing the remediation and stabilisation of the system.
Novopay still bugging teachers
Positive progress has been made in resolving outstanding issues with Novopay under the Remediation Plan – but the system is not out of the woods yet.
Novopay costs blew out as Talent2 and ministry ‘overwhelmed’
IT firm Talent2 and the Ministry of Education were "unprepared and overwhelmed" by escalating problems with the Novopay payroll system for teachers.
Government Novopay contract continues despite issues
Australian payroll provider Talent2 keeps $105 million 10 year Novopay contract as switching back to Datacom, simply exchanged one set of risks for another.
Govt reactivates pre-Novopay pay provider as problems persist
The government is reactivating its relationship with Datacom, the New Zealand firm that managed teacher payrolls before they were switched to the glitch-plagued Novopay system last year.