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Delivering an efficient, accurate, and sustainable payroll service to the schools of New Zealand.


Education Payroll is responsible for paying around 92,000 teachers and support staff in around 2,500 schools every fortnight. It’s approximately $198 million per pay period and $5.1 billion per annum.

We are building a fully online payroll service for schools called EdPay. We’re building it in stages, starting with the features schools have told us they want most.

EdPay is the future of schools’ payroll in New Zealand.

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Statement of Performance Expectations 2020/21 published

Education Payroll has published its Statement of Performance Expectations for 2020/21. This document explains what we do, and the areas we will be focusing on in 2020/21. It covers the performance measures that we will hold ourselves against in the areas of delivering the pay, debt management, salary assessment, ACC administration, cybersecurity and the responsiveness… Read more »

Retiring Novopay underway

Education Payroll has begun the process of retiring the old forms-based payroll system Novopay. The first NOVO forms that schools use to give payroll instructions to Education Payroll were retired in June. The lengthy, complicated forms NOVO 1t and 1nt were used to add new employees, which is now done via the new online schools’… Read more »

No flies on us!

How’d you like to be the one flicking the switch on a full disaster recovery changeover to an alternate data centre, right in the middle of a world-wide business continuity incident? You’d be doing it all remotely, and for good measure you’d be running New Zealand’s largest payroll from the alternate site, with 92,000 school… Read more »