Holiday pay debacle gets worse.
The first useful thing MBIE could do would be to establish a payroll specification for the Holidays Act so that software developers have something to test against. They have resisted this for a number of years. Perhaps the recent revelations will be the impetus to act. Payroll system users would also be able to test that the way they have set up their payroll also meets the spec.
Talent2, the Australian company that developed the controversial the school payroll system, will pay the government $7 million cash as part of the separation deal.
Good deal. It seems to extract the govt (and taxpayers) from a 10 year contract and gets as much money out of the hapless Talent2 as possible. It's not great to be in this situation, but this certainly feels like the right answer|662004