Education Payroll Limited (EPL) was formed following a decision to transfer ownership and management of the schools’ payroll service from Talent2 to a new government-owned company. This was announced by then-Minister Responsible for Novopay, Steven Joyce, in July 2014.

A transition programme was put in place to establish the new company, and on 17 October 2014 the service was transitioned to Education Payroll Limited.

EPL is a core part of New Zealand’s education sector and manages the payment of the people at the heart of our education system.

We are responsible for paying around 99,000 teachers and support staff in around 2,500 schools every fortnight. We pay approximately $214 million per pay period and $5.6 billion per annum.