The Ministry is working to ensure that our payroll processes and systems are fully compliant with the Holidays Act and other related legislation.
The Ministry has become aware, along with a number of other government agencies, that our payroll systems and processes may have led to miscalculated pay entitlements for some people, under the Holidays Act.
The Ministry is committed to paying all our employees (both current and former employees) what they are entitled to.
We’ve established a project team to assess the systems and processes we use to calculate holiday pay entitlements. Their initial investigation work is now complete. This has identified the areas where changes are required to have fully compliant processes and systems.
Over the next 6 months to the end of 2017, we will be:
The Ministry will then work to implement fully compliant processes and systems. This is expected to take several months.
Once our processes and systems are compliant, we will then be able to accurately pay any outstanding entitlements to current and former employees.
We are continuing to work with the State Services Commission, Labour Inspectorate and unions.
We are committed to communicating progress and updates using this website, and updating current employees via our intranet and regular emails.
Payments will be backdated to 1 April 2009.
If you have recently left the Ministry, please email your latest personal contact details to Payroll so we can contact you if we find you have any additional holiday pay owing.
For employees who are leaving soon, you will get your holiday pay in the normal way – in the pay run immediately after you leave.
If we find you’re owed holiday pay, we will contact you to arrange getting this to you.
This page will be updated regularly as the project progresses.
Please be assured the Ministry is committed to paying all our employees (both current and former) what they are entitled to.
Got a question? Email Holidays Act Project.
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