New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) advice to secondary teachers regarding the end-of-year and start-of-year dates for pay purposes.
27 January 2014 is the end-of-year date
For most pay purposes 27 January 2014 is the end-of-year date for the 2013 school year and 28 January 2014 the beginning of the next.
If you’re resigning, going on leave without pay (LWOP under Part 6 of your collective agreement) in 2014, or completing a full year’s fixed-term teaching, then holiday pay is paid up to and including 27 January 2014.
(Note 1: Being paid until 27 Jan is dependent on having worked the full school year. Some fixed-term appointees get all holiday pay cashed up in one pay period in December.)
Changes to payments for units and allowances, starting (fixed-term or permanent) teaching or resuming teaching, LWOP for 2013, all kick in from 28 January 2014.
If a beginning NZ or new overseas teacher is required at school prior to 28 January then that teacher must be paid from that earlier date and the school must notify payroll.
Teachers’ Xmas pay brought forward to 21 December
School pay for pay period 20, which was due to be paid on Christmas Day, will instead be paid on 21 December, according to a statement released yesterday (3/12) by Steven Joyce, the minister in charge of Novopay.
Update on Novopay end of year progress - media release
Payroll hotline available over holidays
If you experience payroll issues and can’t get hold of your school’s Executive Officer over the summer break, the Ministry of Education has a hotline available every day that banks will be open (that’s all week days that aren’t statutory holidays).
Call or email:
• 04 463 8383