Letters February 16 2013

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7th February, 2013
TEACHERS' PAY I was intrigued by news coverage of the failures of Novopay to pay all teachers correctly and even more so when a Government minister said it may take up to two years to fix. Payroll was one of the first applications to be computerised more than 50 years ago, as it was a relatively simple exercise. In short, take gross pay, calculate and extract various deductions resulting in net pay, produce reports and keep an accurate record. New systems were tested in parallel with existing ones until shown to be working correctly. It can be argued that some computer programs are so ...

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