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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 96,000 teachers and support staff in around 2,500 schools every fortnight. It’s approximately $231 million per pay period and $6.0 billion per annum.

We’ve built an online payroll service for schools called EdPay, which replaced Novopay Online on 20 October 2021.

EdPay has been designed with schools, for schools, and has been built in stages, starting with the features schools have told us they want most. We will continue to make improvements and add features to EdPay – the future of schools’ payroll in New Zealand.

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EdPay replaces Novopay Online for schools’ payroll

The Novopay Online service was switched off today, Wednesday 20 October, following the successful development and implementation of the new EdPay portal. Education Payroll Limited (EPL) Chief Executive Arlene White says EdPay has been designed with schools, for schools, so is tailored to meet their needs and is fit for the future. “Schools have told… Read more »

Annual Report 2020/21 published

Our Annual Report for 2020/21 is now available. The report includes highlights from the past year, as well as our financial and management information. Read it for the latest updates about our online payroll service EdPay, which we’re building for schools. We detail the roll-out of EdPay, the delivery model we have used, our customer… Read more »

Statement of Performance Expectations 2021/22

Education Payroll has published its Statement of Performance Expectations for 2021/22. 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 »