Switch to new payroll system

Julie Fairey made this Official Information request to Ministry of Education

The request was successful.

From: Julie Fairey

Dear Ministry of Education,

Please provide information on the decision to bring forward the implementation date of shifting the Ministry's payroll to Novopay, from Datacom.

Specifically I would like to know who made the decision, whether it went to the Minister or Cabinet, what advice was given by officials regarding the implementation, and what were the reasons given for making the decision to bring the date forward.

I would also like to know what advice the Ministry received from Treasury, Novopay, Datacom and the working group looking at switching systems, in regard to the appropriate timeframe to execute the new payroll system, in particular anything which indicated a recommended date for implementation.

Yours faithfully,
Julie Fairey

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From: Angela Morris
Ministry of Education


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Dear Ms Fairley
 
Please see the attached letter which acknowledges your OIA request. Could
you please provide a contact telephone number so that an advisor can
contact you to discuss your request in more detail?
 
Kind regards
 
Angela
 
 
Angela Morris | EA to Frances Kelly, Group Manager – Schooling Policy
Ministry of Education | Schooling | Level 2 St Paul's Square 45-47
Pipitea St | * PO Box 1666 Wellington 6011
| ( 463 7768 (x47768) | e [1][email address] | w
[2]www.minedu.govt.nz
 
Please consider the environment before printing this email 
 
This email message and any attachments should be treated as CONFIDENTIAL. 
If you are not the intended recipient, any use, disclosure or copying of
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From: Alison Anderson
Ministry of Education


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Dear Ms Fairley
 
Could you please provide a contact telephone number so that I can contact
you to discuss your request in more detail?
We do not understand your request clearly enough to respond to it as it
stands. As this affects your access to the information you want, we are
trying to contact you so we can get clarification from you. Once we have
that we can start on our response.
 
Kind regards
 
Alison Anderson, Senior Policy Analyst, Schooling Policy, Ministry of
Education
DDI: 04 463 7546  [1]www.minedu.govt.nz
 
 
 
_____________________________________________
From: Angela Morris
Sent: Monday, 6 August 2012 10:58 a.m.
To: Alison Anderson
Subject: FW: Official Information Act request - Switch to new payroll
system
 
 
 
 

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From: Julie Fairey

Dear Alison Anderson,

Thank you Alison, I acknowledge receipt and will call you early next week on your DDI.

Yours sincerely,

Julie Fairey

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From: Alison Anderson
Ministry of Education

I am out of the office on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 August. I'll respond to your email when I return, or if you have an urgent query, you can contact my manager Pauline Nesdale on (04) 463 7527.
Thanks
Alison

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Julie Fairey left an annotation ()

Have had a helpful conversation with someone at MOE just now to clarify what I am requesting.

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From: Alison Anderson
Ministry of Education

Dear Julie Fairey
 
As discussed in our phone conversation of 13 August 2012, you have
clarified your request for information of 30 July 2012  as follows:
 
You have agreed that the wording in your request, “I would also like to
know what advice the Ministry received from Treasury, Novopay, Datacom and
the working group…”, should be replaced by,   “I would also like to know
what advice the Ministry received from Treasury, Talent2, Datacom and the
Payroll Reference Group…”.
 
You also clarified that you are only seeking information generated within
the past 12 months.
 
We are proceeding with our response to your request on this basis.  Please
do not hesitate to contact me if there is any further clarification you
wish to make.
 
Regards
Alison Anderson
Ministry of Education
 
 
Alison Anderson, Senior Policy Analyst, Schooling Policy, Ministry of
Education
DDI: 04 463 7546  [1]www.minedu.govt.nz
 
 
 

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From: Alison Anderson
Ministry of Education


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Dear Julie Fairey
 
Please see the attached letter regarding your OIA request
 
Kind regards
Alison Anderson
Ministry of Education
 
 
 
 

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From: Alison Anderson
Ministry of Education


Attachment OIA Release to Julie Fairey 10 September 2012.pdf
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Please find enclosed a response to your OIA request.
 
 

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From: Julie Fairey

Dear Ministry of Education,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Education's handling of my FOI request 'Switch to new payroll system'.

The answer I received appears to be inconsistent with this media report:
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/teacher-...

Please clarify.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://fyi.org.nz/request/switch_to_new_...

Yours faithfully,

Julie Fairey

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From: Julie Fairey

Dear Alison Anderson,

It has now been one week since I requested an internal review of this and I have not had a response. Can you please reply with confirmation of receipt of the request for an internal review and a timeframe for final response.

Yours sincerely,

Julie Fairey

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From: Julie Fairey

Dear Alison Anderson,

It has now been almost one month since I requested an internal review of this OIA request, as a result of media stories which conflicted with the information supplied. I have not even had an acknowledgement of this request. If I do not hear further on the progress of the internal review by 19th December I will refer this to the Ombudsman.

Yours sincerely,

Julie Fairey

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From: Leanne Gibson
Ministry of Education


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Please find attached the response to your email of 19 November.
 
 
 

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Julie Fairey left an annotation ()

The MOE has assured me in their most recent response that the media reports are incorrect and that implementation of Novopay was pushed back rather than brought forward.

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