Not many people wanted responsibility for fixing the Novopay school employee payment system, but credit is due for the results as we approach schools’ year end for 2013. Here’s a chart of progress by pay-run from a year ago.
68 Schools with issues is still too many, but it seems the vast bulk of the problem is solved. So well done.
The government were smart enough to place this in the hands of their fix-it minister, Steven Joyce, and I think the entire house breathed a sigh of relief when he took over.
I’ve said before that Labour and the Greens have to be sure that they have someone of similar abilities on their lists if they hope to be able to govern effectively.