Does Teacher Study Awards pay the salary of the teacher or principal going on study or sabbatical leave?
Teachers or principals continue to receive their normal salary from the school. Teacher Study Awards cover the relief costs as a result of the teacher or principal going on leave, as per the relevant collective agreement. When the teacher or principal is back in school, there are no relief costs.
How do I ensure costs are charged to TeachNZ?
When filling out the payroll forms you must include the funding code and the department code from page 1 of the coding notice specific to the teacher or principal on leave. A copy of the coding notice must be provided to the Novopay Service Centre when you submit the relevant forms.
What do the funding code and the department code refer to?
The funding code is either 11320 for a Study Award recipient or 11340 for a Sabbatical Leave recipient. The five digit department code is specific to the teacher or principal's leave and is based on the award type and the year of the leave. It cannot be reused for another teacher or principal.
The start and end dates on the coding notice are incorrect. What should I do?
Leave dates are agreed between the teacher and principal on leave and the school. If the dates are incorrect, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the correct dates and we’ll send you an updated coding notice. Please note that Novopay will not accept coding notices amended by hand.
I sent through the payroll forms to have the relief teacher's salary charged to TeachNZ, but I can see on my SUE report that the charge is still coming from the Teacher Salaries funding code. How can I fix this?
You need to fill out a Funding/Department Code Change Form NOVO21 and submit it to the Novopay Service Centre to get the salary of the relief teacher charged to the funding code and department code on the coding notice specific to the teacher or principal on leave. Please do this as soon as you notice the error. If the adjustment goes back further than the two most recent pay periods you will also need to Request for Banking Staffing Adjustment from the Resourcing division of the Ministry of Education.