- Associated Press - Monday, March 10, 2014

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Greenville city employees are on the clock.

Employees began clocking in and out this past week using the Kronos Workforce Center, a nearly $70,000 electronic timekeeping system the mayor and city council approved in its last budget session, said city clerk Amelia Wicks.

“This will save man- and woman-hours because they won’t have to write down overtime, and it’s an accurate way of managing timekeeping,” Mayor John Cox told the Delta Democrat Times (http://bit.ly/1chid5l ).

“Instead of handwritten notices, which were done by supervisors or department heads, we now have a mechanized system,” he said.

Cox said working hours are reported automatically to the payroll software.

“It’s a better check and balance on employees. It’s a money-saving system,” Cox said. “Throughout the next month, human resources is going to do random checks to make sure people are clocking in and out at appropriate times.”

The contract was approved in October, and installation of the software began soon after. City employees began using the system March 3.

“We’ve had Kronos since 2006, but this was an upgrade,” Wicks said.

When the system was first installed, several, but not all, city employees were given an identification card they would swipe at clocks placed in multiple departments.

When city officials were made aware in July that the clocks were not communicating with the payroll software system, the council and mayor decided to upgrade and fully implement the system, Cox said.

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Information from: Delta Democrat Times, http://www.ddtonline.com

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