Delivering an accurate, timely and secure payroll service to New Zealand schools.

Education Payroll is responsible for paying around 97,000 teachers and support staff in around 2,500 schools every fortnight. That’s approximately $251 million each pay period and $6.5 billion each year.

The complexity of the schools’ payroll system is constantly evolving, and we work to make things as easy as possible for our customers. EdPay ‒ our online portal for schools to submit payroll instructions ‒ is designed with and for schools.

We also provide phone advice and guidance to school administrators and principals, assess teachers’ qualifications and experience to set their correct salaries, administer third-party payments and manage overpayments.

It’s the combination of people, processes and cutting-edge technology that enables us to do this well. Our agile approach enables us to be flexible and adaptable, and respond to changes in education sector payroll requirements.

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Another big year for EPL

Our Annual Report for the 2022/23 financial year is now available. It has been a huge year for us, with many of the education sector collective and individual employment agreements being renewed and settled. As a result, we made changes to our systems to apply new pay rates and deliver lump sum payments and other… Read more »

Statement of Performance Expectations 2023/24 published

Education Payroll has published its Statement of Performance Expectations for 2023/24. This document gives an overview of what we do, and the areas we will be focusing on over the year. It covers the performance measures that we will hold ourselves against in the areas of delivering the pay, debt management, salary assessment, ACC administration,… Read more »