Higher Duties Allowance

NOVO28t - Higher Duties Allowance for Teachers

If a principal/teacher is going on leave, has resigned, or is acting in a higher position, use the NOVO28t form to pay Higher Duties Allowance for teachers who are acting in a higher position.

When, as a consequence of a principal being on leave, the school reallocates duties to other teachers, you will need to submit more than one NOVO28t for teachers acting in different tiers.

For example, Janette is a principal at school, Paul is a senior teacher, and Jo is a teacher.

When Janette goes on leave, Paul is acting in Janette's role. You will need to submit a NOVO28t to pay Higher Duties Allowance to Paul for acting up in Janette's role.

Due to Paul being released to undertake the principal's role, Jo is acting in Paul's senior teacher's role. You will need to submit a separate NOVO28t to pay Higher Duties Allowance to Jo for acting up in Paul's role.

The forms and instructions are available on the Novopay website.

Here's a few helpful hints that you could save and refer to when you are filling out the forms.

Step1. Fill out all the details on the form fields 3-8. This is the incumbent employee in the role.

Step 2. Provide a brief description of why you have filled the form out, name the individuals involved. For example, who is covering and who for, the date range, and what you need Education Payroll to do.

Note: If a teacher is covering for a principal, you do not need to fill out 'field 17' ($ Value of HDA), Education Payroll will calculate this for you.

If the teacher is covering for another teacher, who is in a higher position other than principal, you need to provide the value of the Higher Duties Allowance per annum in 'field17'.

For the value of 'field 17', please see the relevant clauses for a quick reference.

Acting in a Higher Position other than Principal

For Secondary teachers, see clause 4.16 of the Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement

For Primary teachers, see clause 3.13 of the Primary Teachers' Collective Agreement

For Area teachers, see clause 3.12 of the Area Teachers' Collective Agreement

Acting Principal

For Secondary acting principals, see clause 4.15 of the Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement

For Primary acting principals, see clause 3.14 of the Primary Teachers' Collective Agreement

For Area acting principals, see clause 3.11 of the Area Teachers' Collective Agreement

How to fill out the funding codes: 'Field 19' and' Field 20'

For special funding for the Higher Duties Allowance, e.g. sabbatical or study leave, enter the Funding code advised on the 'TeachNZ Study Award Coding Notice' in 'field 19', and the Department code advised on the coding notice in 'field 20'.

If the principal is on paid leave, you will need to enter code 11010 in 'field 19', and your own Department code in 'field 20'.

Please ensure the leave form is submitted once you've completed the NOVO28t if applicable. Email the forms to the Novopay Service Centre via the normal process. If you require further assistance, please contact Education Payroll.