Administration support staff and kaiārahi i te reo pay equity settlement funding

Learn about how the administration support staff and kaiārahi i te reo pay equity settlements will be funded.

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  • Principals and tumuaki
  • School administration support staff
  • Kaiārahi i te reo
  • School boards

About the claim and funding

The administration support staff and kaiārahi i te reo pay equity claims were settled on 4 July 2022 and were effective from 20 August 2021.

Covered employees in state and state-integrated schools and kura, including those who may have finished their job on or after 20 August 2021 and started another position at another school, or left the workforce entirely, are included in the settlements.

We provide the additional pay equity funding required by translating covered employees from the old pay scale to the new pay equity pay scale.

This is a point-to-point translation following the translation rules of the settlements. Point-to-point means that covered employees will be transferred from their point on the previous position elements table to the equivalent point on the new pay equity work matrix. 

Funding has been provided to schools and kura to cover the increased cost of both settlements. This funding was paid as part of your operational grant instalments, with the first instalment scheduled for 1 October 2022.

Schools and kura are required to use the additional settlement funding to apply the pay equity outcomes and new pay rates.

Settlement funding instalment timeline

  • 1 October 2022: 2021 and 2022 estimated settlement funding instalment.
  • 1 January 2023: Q1 2023 estimated settlement funding instalment.
  • 1 April 2023: Q2 2023 estimated settlement funding instalment.
  • 1 July 2023: Q3 2023 estimated settlement funding instalment and 2021 and 2022 final wash-up.

Non-Education Payroll schools

If you do not pay your covered employees through the central Education Payroll system, we will use information already collected from you about any covered employees you employed in 2021 to estimate the additional pay equity funding.

Settlement funding calculations for new schools

For schools or kura that opened during 2022, we estimated your covered employees’ pay equity funding based on an existing school or kura of a similar type, including location, number of learning support students and size. This estimate was adjusted during the wash-up process.

Wage and salary funding sources

We know that schools and kura receive funding from different sources to employ their covered employees.

We will provide pay equity funding for all covered employees regardless of the funding source. The settlements have no direct impact on these sources of funding. If you have questions about funding that you receive from another agency, please contact them directly.

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