Funding instalments 2022
Learn about the funding instalments for 2022 that are associated with the settlement of both the Support Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement and the Teacher Aide Pay Equity Claim.
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We will be providing additional funding in 2022 for both the Support Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement (CA) Settlement and the Teacher Aide Pay Equity Settlement. The additional funding is provided specifically to enable School Boards to pay all eligible teacher aides, and eligible support staff, the new pay equity rates.
Communication will be sent out prior to schools receiving funding instalments for the 2022 year.
These payments will appear on your operational grant notice under the Manual Payments heading.
How is the estimate calculated?
We have used 2021 payroll data to estimate how much additional funding schools and kura will require, to cover both the Teacher Aide Pay Equity Settlement and the 2019 Support Staff in Schools CA. The funding estimate covers the cost of the point-to-point translation from the pay scale in the previous CA to the new pay equity pay scale.
We are aware that these estimates may not accurately represent covered employees in your school, or the hours they will work in 2022. However, by using previous years' data to estimate costs, it means we can provide you with funding towards the cost of the settlements in line with the timing of your regular funding instalments.
As school payroll information is confidential and the data that we receive from payroll is anonymised, we will not be able to provide a breakdown for each of your staf members. Only the role information (position, grade, step, and rate) and hours worked are provided to us to calculate the estimated cost impact.
Which settlements do the instalments provide funding for?
Your 2022 funding instalments will be split into two components:
- Non-Teach Support CA – for all settlement funding (Support Staff in Schools' CA Settlement and the Teacher Aide Pay Equity Settlement)
- CA One-Off Funding – for any approved and partially approved Exceptional Translation Funding applications.
These payments appear on your operational grant notice under the Manual Payments heading as follows:
- Non-Teach Support CA – for support staff CA settlement and teacher aide pay equity top-up funding
- CA One-Off Funding – for Exceptional Translation Funding
When will schools receive funding for the 2022 year?
1 January 2022 instalment
On 1 January 2022, schools will receive their 2022 Quarter 1 instalment of funding to cover the estimated settlement costs for their teacher aides.
1 April 2022 instalment
On 1 April 2022, schools will receive their Quarter 2 instalment of funding for the 2022 year, including a wash-up adjustment to adjust their funding to reflect the final 2021 payroll information. The April funding notice will also provide details of the funding schools will receive as part of the July 2022 and October 2022 quarterly operational grants.
1 July 2022 instalment
On 1 July 2022, schools will receive their 2022 Quarter 3 instalment of funding to cover the estimated settlement costs for their teacher aides.
1 October 2022
On 1 October 2022, schools will receive their 2022 Quarter 4 instalment of funding to cover the estimated settlement costs for their teacher aides.
2022 final wash up
On 1 July 2023, schools will receive a final wash up that adjusts the estimated quarterly instalments for the actual teacher aides employed in 2022, based on the actual rates and actual hours worked.
We will continue to fund Tiaki allowances in 2022 using the same approach as we have in 2021. We have used your 2021 payroll data to estimate how much funding your school may require to cover the increased cost of Tiaki allowances for your teacher aides in 2022. This is included within the TAPESA component.
Which staff are included in the additional funding?
All teacher aide staff covered by either a CA or an Individual Employment Agreement (IEA) are covered by the additional funding.
We know schools receive funding for teacher aides from different sources, for example through ORS/IWS, ESOL, operations grant or school donations scheme through Ministry funding or from other agencies such as Health, Oranga Tamariki, MSD, ACC or through local fundraising.
Regardless of the funding source, if these roles are paid by your school, they will be included in the funding calculation.
Detailed breakdown of the calculation
All quarterly funding instalments provided during the 2022 year are estimates until a final wash-up is completed, in July 2023. The estimates are calculated at a high level which means that they will not reconcile to your current payroll information.
We are aware that these estimates may not accurately represent the current teacher aides employed by your school, or the hours they will work in the coming year. However, by using previous years’ data to estimate your costs, it means we can provide you with funding towards the cost of the settlement in line with your regular funding instalments.
Additional information will be provided to all schools as part of the April 2022 final wash-up that shows more information about how your funding is calculated and any adjustments that were required.
As school payroll information is confidential and the data that we received from payroll was anonymised, we will not be able to provide a breakdown for each of your staff members. Only the role information (position, grade, step, and rate) and hours worked were provided to us to calculate the estimated costs impact between 2021 and 2022.
Will the Ministry be monitoring how the additional funding is spent?
The purpose of this funding is for teacher aide staff to be paid the new fair pay equity rates. Funding has been provided to ensure that schools are able to meet their obligations. If IEA teacher aide staff pay rates do not correctly reflect the new pay equity rates, this may impact future funding.
If schools do not intend to offer staff the new pay rates, or if staff do not accept the new IEA, then your entitlement to this funding will reduce. If this is the case, please contact us to adjust your funding so you avoid an overpayment.
Under/over funding impact
If estimated funding provided, during the 2021 year, is less than the confirmed funding calculated for the 2021 final wash-up, you will receive the difference as part of your 1 April 2022 (Quarter 2) funding instalment.
For some schools and kura the impact of the 2021 wash-up and the ORS funding adjustment may result in an over-funded position for 2021. We will look to spread the wash-up and ORS adjustment across the remaining three quarters for 2022 funding to reduce the financial impact for schools and kura affected.
There will be some schools and kura who will not receive funding on 1 April 2022 due to previous settlement funding either being overestimated or because their instalment was calculated as less than $50.
The Ministry will continue to provide settlement funding to schools for the Teacher Aide Pay Equity Settlement and Support Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement settlement, until a review of the funding model is completed.
You can find information on how increments will be funded here.(external link) Increment funding will be provided as part of the April wash-up funding each year as we require a full year of payroll data to complete the calculation.
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