Payroll Update 15 May 2024

News for School Payroll Staff


Kia ora koutou

The Ministry of Education is making a remediation payment related to the two-hour minimum entitlement to around 12,000 current short-term relievers in pay period 5, pay day 28 May 2024.
Primary, secondary and area school teachers’ collective agreements state that short-term relievers will be paid for no less than two hours per day of day relief or paid leave at a school, but this has not always happened.
An improved process was put in place from 10 August 2022 to fix this. We are now making payments to correct errors made between 17 April 2012 and 9 August 2022.
Current employees receiving a payment will have it included in their normal pay on 28 May 2024. This will be automatically paid – schools don’t need to do anything.   
The Ministry expects to start contacting affected former employees later this year. Former employees receiving a payment will be contacted using their last known contact details. Former employees can update their contact information on the Schools Payroll Remediation Portal if their details have changed since they left the school sector.
There will be no impact on your school budget and the payment will not appear on your Staff Usage and Expenditure (SUE) report or other school documentation.    
If you receive queries about the payment, please point people to the information on the Ministry’s website in the first instance. For questions not covered online, please encourage school staff to contact the Ministry’s team directly.   
The best way to get in touch is via the Ministry’s query form.   

School staff can also contact the team by:   

Ngā mihi

Education Payroll