Fortnightly pay cycle
The Ministry of Education runs a fortnightly pay cycle, as shown here.
indicates a cut-off time for pay instructions and corrections. For full details on how to manage the fortnightly pay cycle, see Fortnightly pay.
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The pay period number counts the fortnightly pay periods 1 to 26 (or occasionally 27) from the beginning of the tax year in April. Pay periods use the following format:
pp[tax year][pay period number]
For example, pp201519 is pay period 19 in the 2015 tax year. This pay period begins on 26 November 2014.
See the Payroll calendar for pay period cut-off dates.
Note: Some reports specify pay periods the other way around, e.g. 192015.