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Frequently asked questions

Initial agreement

Stage 1: New national roles and maximum pay rates

Stage 2: Finalising the pay equity settlement

In November 2020, District Health Boards and the PSA reached a significant milestone towards finalising a pay equity settlement for around 8,700 DHB clerical and administration workers covered by the Pay Equity Claim.

Below you will find information about the agreement. This page will be updated as the work programme progresses.

Frequently asked questions

These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been prepared to address questions on the Clerical and Administration Pay Equity agreement.

Pay equity - Clerical & Administration FAQs

Pay equity - Clerical & Administration FAQs [123kb]
Initial agreement

August 2021

Pay equity - Clerical & Administration FAQs [141kb]
Interim adjustment

August 2021

Pay equity - Clerical & Administration FAQs [129kb]
Next steps

August 2021

Pay equity - Clerical & Administration FAQs [114kb]
Mapping

August 2021

Pay equity - Clerical & Administration FAQs [123kb]
Coverage

August 2021

 


Initial Agreement

The agreement includes:

  • Maximum rates for a new national pay structure to be developed over the next six months (see Stage 1: New national roles and maximum pay rates below)
  • A $2,500 interim lift in pay rates for all DHB clerical and administration workers who currently receive less than the agreed maximum job band rate. This lift in pay rates is effective as of 30 November 2020, and will be added to salaries as soon as possible.
  • Agreed Pay Design Principles for PSA and DHBs to use in developing a new national pay rate and job band structure.
  • A work programme to develop a national pay rate and job banding structure.  This work programme will contribute to a proposal for a full pay equity settlement by mid-2021, when PSA members covered by the claim will have the opportunity to vote on the settlement.

Media release: Historic milestone in clerical and administration pay equity [189KB]

Issued by the PSA and 20 DHBs.
30 November 2020


Pay equity work programme: clerical and administration [130kb]

30 November 2020

Stage 1: New national roles and maximum pay rates

Assessing the pay equity claim included mapping the existing work represented by 1500 job titles into the following national role profiles.  At this stage, only the new top rates for each role profile has been agreed.

National role profile Top pay equity rates ($)
Team Leader 85,000
Team Supervisor 80,000
Clinical Coder 80,000
PA/EA with staff 74,000
Scheduler 74,000
Team Administrator 70,700
PA/EA without staff 70,700
Medical Secretary 70,700
Ward Clerk 67,000
Transcriptionist 67,000
Payroll 67,000
Receptionist 62,000
Telephonist 62,000
Finance Administrator 62,000
Support Services Administrator 56,500
Records Clerk 56,500

 


Stage 2: Finalising the Pay Equity Settlement

The PSA and DHBs will apply a set of agreed Pay Design Principles to develop a national pay rate and job band structure. That will include the size and number of steps in each band and how people progress up the pay scale.

PSA and DHBs will also agree a process for translating people on to the new national pay structure.

The size of any individual increases won’t be known until the pay equity settlement has been agreed.

Because pay rates for clerical and administration work vary so widely, the size of any final increases will vary significantly between roles and DHBs.


 

Last updated: 29/9/21