Holidays Act remediation – previous payments

We are making remediation payments towards Holidays Act arrears for school employees.  


While we continue work to fully address Holidays Act errors, we are making a series of payments based on initial estimates. This means some of the money owed can be paid sooner. 


Payment date 

Leave type/s and employee group/s covered 

Time period covered 

Number of employees paid 

27 June 2023 

Sick leave, public holidays, bereavement leave and family violence leave for current school employees (except short-term relief teachers). 

Public holidays on days that would be otherwise working days for short-term relief teachers. 

4 September 2013 to 27 January 2022 


28 November 2023 

Public holidays on days that would be otherwise working days for casual employees and specialist and support staff who are paid via timesheets. 

4 September 2013 to 27 January 2022 


February 2024 payment

More information  

Holidays Act non-compliance 

Schools payroll remediation programme

Contact us  

The best way to get in touch is via our: 

Query form(external link)

You can also contact the team by:  

Keeping yourself safe from phishing scams  

Phishing is when someone uses an email, text or phone call to try to get access to sensitive information (like bank account numbers and passwords).  

For schools payroll remediation payments, we will never ask you for your bank account login or password. The information you receive from us will direct you to the Ministry of Education’s website.  

Phishing scammers will claim to be from a legitimate organisation, and often have email addresses or websites that look very real. They'll often ask you to claim a prize, check your details, or tell you that your account is expiring or needs to be checked.  

Email phishing scams – Netsafe(external link)

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