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Council discusses timekeeping system at work session

Jacob Smith • Sep 28, 2017 at 7:34 PM

The Lebanon City Council discussed a new government timekeeping system at a work session Thursday night.

Human resources director Sylvia Reichle told the council about how the new system is currently implemented for all government workers.

According to Reichle, the city was audited in 2015 and charged $900 in violations on just one employee. That auditor also informed human resources it was not in compliance on timekeeping and should have a proper timekeeping system.

The city adopted Paycor in 2017 and began implementing the new system in May. They installed iPads to clock in and out in locations outside of City Hall, because it was a cheaper alternative to timekeeping stations.

The configuration took several months and finished a testing period Friday.

“I’m pleased to report that we have observed very good compliance from all departments,” said Reichle. “I’m impressed with how our department heads have managed their teams through this change.”

The first pay date for employees under the new timekeeping system will be Oct. 6.

Reichle also said the new system will hold employees more accountable to working a full eight hours.

“I do want to advise you. We encountered a few employees who disclosed that in the past they might have worked seven or seven and a half hours and consistently wrote eightvon their timesheet,” said Reichle. “This timekeeping system will prevent that from happening, so that’s another benefit of having a punch timekeeping software; it prevents those types of situations.”

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