Start of Year 2018

The key functions of the Start of Year process are to:

  • advise the start and end dates for term-time only auto paid employees and fixed-term teachers
  • provide the payroll information for any other employees who have changes from the start of 2018 to allowances, employment status, funding, start date, hours or contract dates
  • provide leave details for the start of 2018.

The Start of Year process has two phases:

  • Preparation - The preparation phase requires you to gather start and end dates, and all other changes to payroll information for 2018, and to start completing required forms.
  • Processing - The processing phase requires you to enter and submit data in the Start of Year screen in Novopay Online, and to complete the required forms.

Get started early

To avoid delays with Start of Year processing and ensure you have all the information you need, it is strongly recommended that you gather information and complete any required forms before the Start of Year screen opens on 13 December 2017.

We encourage you to complete the Start of Year self paced learning module. This will help you get prepared for Start of Year. Alternatively, see Start of Year Preparation on this website.

You can download and use the Start of Year Instructions (PDF 561 KB) which contains the Start of Year Checklist and Guide.

We have created a flyer with key dates for you to print and keep handy. You can download it here.

Complete as much of the Start of Year processing as you can before you go on holiday.

Calendar icon - to that a task must be completed on a certain date or time of yearKey dates

Date Activity
Before 13 December 2017 Begin your Start of Year preparation as soon as possible.
See Start of Year Preparation
13 December 2017 Start of Year screen available on Novopay Online.
See Start of Year Processing
24 January 2018

Start of Year tasks should be completed by this date for employees starting in pay period 22.
7 February 2018 Start of Year tasks should be completed by this date for employees starting in pay period 23.

Calendar icon - to that a task must be completed on a certain date or time of yearTiming

To avoid delays with Start of Year processing, it is strongly recommended that you begin preparing and completing any required forms as soon as possible, so that you are ready when the Start of Year screen opens on 13 December 2017.

Complete as much of the Start of Year processing as you can before you go on holiday.

What next?

After completing these preparation tasks, you will be ready to enter information in the Start of Year screen from 13 December 2017. See Start of Year processing.

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