Holidays Act remediation

Te Tari Taiwhenua / The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is seeking to address non-compliance issues relating to the Holidays Act 2003 to ensure all current and former DIA employees receive their correct entitlements and payments for leave.

Who is affected

If you were employed by the Department in New Zealand at any point since 1 January 2011, your leave and final pay may not have been calculated and paid correctly. Typically, this has affected employees who have changed the number of days they worked per week or received substantial overtime payments during their time at DIA.   

What you can do

Contact with a completed former employee form and evidence of your identity (e.g. a photo or scan of your driver licence or main page of your passport).

Former employee contact form (PDF, 10KB)

We’ll confirm your details and let you know whether a payment is due to you, and what the next steps will be.

If you have any questions or issues with this form, email us at

Checking for a deceased person or someone you act for

To check if a deceased person’s estate or someone you act for is due a remediation payment, you’ll need to verify your identity and provide documentation confirming you are authorised to act on behalf of the estate or person.

Complete the form below and return it with relevant documentation to

On behalf of a former employee contact form (PDF, 10KB)

Remediation payments

To pay you, we first need to confirm and verify your information, which may take us some time.

Contact us using the form above as soon as possible so we can confirm if you're affected, verify any changes to bank account details or tax code, and arrange payment to you.

We can only make payments to a New Zealand-based bank account. Any payments owed will be subject to tax and Kiwisaver as applicable.

More information

Have a look at the frequently asked questions section or email us if you have any questions at