Novopay Newsletter 12 September 2016

News for School Payroll Staff


Welcome to the new edition of Novopay News.

This issue announces the start of the end of year period. There is a lot of information now available on the website about the process for End of Year. We strongly recommend you look at it as soon as you can and start your preparations early. There is also information about an update to allowance codes and the Secondary Teachers 2nd tranche pay increase.

Regards,

Mathew Gordon
Manager School Account Teams Education Payroll Limited

Getting ready for End of Year

We're gearing up for End of Year with lots of preparatory work underway. Our aim is to ensure you are well-equipped for End of Year before the screens open on 12 October 2016.

Bookings for the 2016-2017 End of Year Overview e-workshops open on 14 September. We offer e-workshops both during term and holiday time, so you can choose a time that best suits your needs. Keep an eye on the website for the link to make your booking.

Completing the End of Year process ensures that your employees get paid their correct holiday pay at the end of the year, and that employees who are starting or returning in 2017 are set up correctly on the payroll.

The End of Year period comes at an already busy time of year and that it can be challenging given other obligations you have at the same time. By the time screens open in October every school will have its own dedicated payroll officer. This is part of our Better Every Day continuous improvement process. You can see more about this in the video we have made available on the home page of the Novopay website.

2016 End of Year Instructions

The 2016 End of Year instructions are now available under the 'How to' tab on the website. The instructions are divided into a checklist and a guide, which is cross-referenced so you can find the information you need easily. The checklist will help you to get ready for End of Year, and the guide acts as a reference where more detailed explanations are required.

Access to Novopay Online (NOL)

Before the End of Year screens open please ensure that your principal and other authorised users have access to Novopay Online. Novopay passwords expire every 60 days. If you need to reset your password, please contact the Novopay Service Centre at support@novopay.govt.nz or on 0508 668 6729.

Quick links:

The End of Year Instructions

End of Year 2016 Homepage

EOY/SOY key dates flyer

School Account Team Manager Mathew Gordon talks you through End of Year / Start of Year 2016/17 here.

You can also get to the key End of Year information from the new red section on the home page of the website.

Update to Allowance Codes

The allowance codes have now been updated to include all Community of Schools and Community of Learning Allowance codes for all sectors.

Secondary Teachers 2nd tranche pay increase

As of 2 September 2016 secondary teachers have a pay increase of 2% applied to their base salary.

Union members and those on the latest Individual Employment Agreement will be updated automatically to these rates.

This will also mean the 1% union subsidies will be increasing to a maximum of $29.13 per pay due to the pay increase.