Novopay: More of the same to come – Joyce
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Nearly 1500 school staff members around the country have complained of pay problems in the latest Novopay period.
Economic development minister Steven Joyce, who has been brought in to clean up the Novopay mess, has released PwC data from last week’s pay period which shows a total of $160 million was paid out to 78,351 staff.
This represented 3978 more staff than the previous pay cycle.
Of those nearly 1500 reportedly affected, 777 were not paid, 231 were overpaid and 471 staff were underpaid across nearly 450 schools.
Despite the slight improvement since pay period 23, Mr Joyce expects there to be similar levels of errors when the next pay period is calculated.
“We are continuing to see huge numbers of transactions in every pay period.”
He says last weekend’s planned release to address some of the most significant software bugs in the system resolved 78 defects.
The second release is planned in three weeks and Mr Joyce expects to be able to resolve another 140 bugs and a further 50 during the third and final release in April.
“The three releases are designed to reduce the level of pay calculations errors, improve the reporting to schools and provide some initial improvements in the user interface.”