An MoE leap-year penalty

LETTER

Re: Novopay and the Ministry of Education.

Why is it that support staff in the education system lose wages because it is a “leap year”? Quote: “2020 is a leap year, so there is one extra day in the year which will slightly reduce your fortnightly pay.”
For myself I lose $30 a fortnight which is $669 next year. To me that is not a slight reduction!
For 2020, we will work exactly the same hours doing the same type of work, if not more, for less pay. Is that fair? Is that a slight reduction!? Pfff . . .
Annoyed

Re: Novopay and the Ministry of Education.

Why is it that support staff in the education system lose wages because it is a “leap year”? Quote: “2020 is a leap year, so there is one extra day in the year which will slightly reduce your fortnightly pay.”
For myself I lose $30 a fortnight which is $669 next year. To me that is not a slight reduction!
For 2020, we will work exactly the same hours doing the same type of work, if not more, for less pay. Is that fair? Is that a slight reduction!? Pfff . . .
Annoyed
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D Arthur - 4 days ago
I don't know exactly how MOE calculate but simplistically - if you divide your annual salary by 365 and by 366, the difference is the one extra day. Multiply by the days in the F/N, then check by multiplying by days in a year.
On $50k, for a year you would reduce by $137 - your daily pay as per first calculation.
To lose $669 you must be on nearly $250k.
So either you have had other adjustments, or you can well afford it, or you should get this checked asap - surely not another Novopay hiccup?

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