Timeclock 5.0 Vendor`s Manual

Timeclock 5.0 Vendor`s Manual
WELCOME TO TIMECLOCK PLUS, VERSION 5.0!
Congratulations on your purchase of TimeClock Plus 5.0!
You and your employees will begin to see benefits from this time keeping system
immediately. Gone are the days of gathering, totaling timecards manually, keying hours
into payroll systems, and maintaining manual attendance records for supervisors to
review as well as for legal purposes. All of this is performed via the TimeClock Plus
application. You can also begin to control employee clock in/out activities to an
approved schedule in order to manage overtime and its associated costs or use the
integrated scheduler to project and manage personnel costs – actually using your
employee time information to manage your business, not just prepare the payroll.
I.I. The User Reference Guide
The entire User Reference Guide is available to you on the TimeClock Plus CD for
viewing and/or printing. It is presented in several sections so that you can print only
those sections of interest to you at a particular point in time. You can always reprint
sections as needed without printing the entire guide or email them to others for
viewing/printing.
I.I.I. How the User Reference Guide is Organized
After this brief introduction to the application, we begin with Section I which is titled
“For the Upgrade Customer, Including “What’s New in 5.0”. This section is primarily
for those customers converting from a previous version of the TimeClock Plus
application.
For the new TimeClock Plus customer, we provide detailed instructions on how to
perform all the operations available to you with TimeClock Plus – from the initial setup
of the system (including adding new employees and job codes), to collecting time,
processing time, exporting and reporting. These instructions are found in Sections II –
XIV.
At the end of this “Welcome” you will find a listing of available sections. Simply select
those sections of interest to you and view or print them from your TimeClock Plus CD.
I.II. System Requirements
The following are system requirements to ensure proper operation of the TimeClock Plus
5.0 application:
Minimum:
1. CD-Rom
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2. Mouse or other pointing device
Clients
1. 64 Megabytes of RAM
2. Windows 98SE, 2000, XP and above
3. 25 Megabytes of Hard Disk space
4. 800 x 600 High Color Resolution
Server
1. 128 Megabytes of RAM
2. Windows 2000 and above
3. 1 Gigabyte of Hard Disk space
4. 800 x 600 High Color Resolution
Recommended:
Clients
1. 128 Megabytes of RAM
2. Windows 2000 and above
3. 25 Megabytes of Hard Disk space
4. 1024 x 768 High Color Resolution
Server
1. 256 Megabytes of RAM
2. Windows 2000 and above
3. 1 Gigabyte of Hard Disk space
4. 1024 x 768 High Color Resolution
To receive TimeClock Plus software updates, internet access must be available by
either the TimeClock Server or a TimeClock Client.
I.III. Where to get help – DMI Technical Support Team/Support Policy
There are 3 ways to contact the Data Management, Inc. (DMI) Technical Support Team,
via:
Phone: (325) 223-9300
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (325) 223-9104
The DMI Technical Support Team is available from 9:00–5:00 CST, Monday thru
Friday (excluding standard holidays) to assist you with any questions regarding the
installation or operation of your TimeClock Plus application.
After your initial 90 days of support has expired, ongoing support is provided by the DMI
Technical Support Team via one of two methods, an annual agreement or per incident
basis. An annual support agreement provides for support via phone, email or fax.
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Alternatively, you can obtain telephone support on a per incident basis. Please contact
your TimeClock Plus Sales Representative or DMI Technical Support for more
information on which of these offerings might best meet your needs.
DMI reserves the right to modify their Technical Support policies, operating hours, etc.
as business warrants.
I.IV. Basic Concepts of the Application
TimeClock Plus is a very simple-to-use, yet powerful, timekeeping application. The
most important things to know are:
ü Employees are identified by a numeric Employee ID number - this can be the
same number you use to identify them in other systems, such as payroll. This
allows the TimeClock Plus application to cross-reference their TimeClock Plus ID
number with their number in another system. Each employee may also have a
Badge number. The system can be set to identify employees by employee ID
number or Badge number, or both. If you specify both, the system can look for the
employee number first and badge number second if the employee number is not
found, or badge number first and employee number second if the badge number is
not found.
ü Employees can clock in/out in two ways: via the On-Screen TimeClock on a
personal computer, or via TimeClock devices called RDTs (Remote Data
Terminals). A combination of these two methods can also be utilized. For
example, you may have administrative employees with PCs on their desks, clock
in via the On-Screen TimeClock while Warehouse Personnel clock in at an RDT
device on the warehouse floor. This enables employees to clock in/out as close to
their workstations as possible. As technology progresses, we are constantly
looking at new ways to be able to track employee time.
ü Time must be captured and tracked by a Job Code for every employee. The Job
Codes you use can be as simple as Hourly, Sick, and Vacation, or you can use job
codes to designate the Departments an employee might work under, or Tasks they
might perform.
Example:
Bob Smith may always work in Assembly (Job Code 1000), or he may float from
Assembly to Shipping (Job Code 2000) throughout the day and you want to track
his movement between the two. If so, set him up to clock in/out using both job
codes 1000 and 2000 and track his time in “real time” as he floats.
The TimeClock Plus system has two types of Job Codes, clockable and nonclockable. Clockable job codes are those us ed by an employee when clocking in.
Non-clockable job codes are used to track time that is input manually by a system
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user (ex. Sick and Vacation Time may be input manually by a manager or
someone in the HR Department).
ü TimeClock Plus has the ability to track accrued time such as Sick Time, Vacation
Time, PTO, etc. These accruals can be set to calculate based on hours worked
during the week, or be a straight assignment of hours which post to an employee’s
accrual balances at a particular point in time (weekly, monthly or annually). By
creating a “rule” for each accrual calculation, and assigning these rules to
employees, accrual balances are available in the system.
ü TimeClock Plus provides the ability to “round” an employee’s actual clock
in/out times – either to their schedule or to a specified fraction of an hour.
Rounding rules, if established in TimeClock Plus, are based on what a company’s
pay policy(s) is for its employees. A few examples include:
o An employee is scheduled to work 7:00 – 3:00. The pay policy states that
if an employee arrives up to 8 minutes after their scheduled time (7:08)
they will be paid based on their scheduled clock-in time (7:00); however,
if they clock in more than 8 minutes late (7:10), they will be paid their
actual clock- in time (7:10).
o An employee does not work on a specific schedule. A pay policy states
that if an employee arrives up to 5 minutes after the hour (say 8:05) they
will be paid back to the hour (8:00); however, if they arrive more than 5
minutes after the hour (8:10) their clock- in time will be rounded to the
next quarter of an hour (8:15).
ü A shift is the time from when an employee clocks in till that employee clocks out
– including any breaks taken during this time, whether they are paid or unpaid.
ü A break is a period of time during which the employee is NOT clocked in, but is
still part of the current workforce. Up to four break types can be setup, each with
their own break settings.
ü A Close Week process must be performed regularly in order to
calculate/maintain accrual balances and archive the information. You must
perform the Close Week process once all hours have been approved and any edits
have been performed for a week. You can have up to 4 weeks “open” at a time. If
the current date is more than 28 days past the start of the current week, the system
will not allow employees to clock in/out. (See Section 9.3 for more details on the
Close Week process).
ü Times can be entered in either 12-hour or 24-hour formats, with or without a
colon. The following are all acceptable: 5:15PM, 5:15p, 515PM, 17:15, 1715,
515p, 0515p
ü Dates can be entered using the full year such as 2003 or they can be entered
without the century information such as 03 for 2003.
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ü TimeClock Plus allows all screen display and report data to be “filtered” via
Criteria selections. We recommend that you review Section 3.5 of this manual
before proceeding with the setup of the application because how you need to filter
data will determine your use of several user-defined fields.
ü TimeClock Plus 5.0 provides the ability to add user-defined or “Custom Fields”
on three record types within the system. You can add Custom Fields to track
information for the Employee, Job Codes, and Employee Job Code records.
These custom fields provide you with the ability to add fields as needed to collect
and manage information pertinent to your timekeeping needs. For example, if you
want to track additional contact information, such as a Cell Phone Number, or
secondary mailing address. You can also track additional information that can be
exported for your payroll software, such as Payroll Department ID, etc.
I.V. Included Applications and Utility Programs
The TimeClock Plus application consists of several fully- integrated applications, they are
listed as follows:
TimeClock Manager
The TimeClock Manager performs all functions related to management of the application
and its data files. This includes such functions as initial setup and ongo ing maintenance
of personnel records, job codes, work orders, the ongoing editing/managing of time data,
payroll, attendance reporting, and the importing and exporting of data.
The On-Screen TimeClock
The On-Screen TimeClock can be used by employees to clock in or out via a personal
computer, (rather than a Remote Data Terminal device). It must be installed on every PC
that will be used as a clocking station, and these PCs must be networked to the
TimeClock Server PC.
TimeClock Scheduler
The TimeClock Scheduler is not required for basic gathering of clock ins and outs.
However, in order to take advantage of the attendance functions provided by the
TimeClock Plus application, schedules for each employee must be established in the
TimeClock Scheduler (to track tardiness and attendance tracking). The use of employee
schedules also allows for the automatic rounding of employee time to their scheduled
time, where applicable.
Module Manager
The TimeClock Plus Module Manager consolidates installation and manage ment of all
optional modules, including utilities required to use some of the Remote Data Terminals
(RDT’s) such as Handprint or Fingerprint administration. This application can be used to
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restrict who has access to certain modules as well as the management of company-wide
modules such as Job Costing or Shift Differential.
WinRemote
The WinRemote module controls all Remote Data Terminals (RDTs) utilized for
clocking in and out. It is designed to run as a desktop application on Windows 98SE and
above or as a desktop application or service on Windows 2000 and above.
I.V.I. AutoUpdate Utility
Data Management, Inc. releases periodic updates to the TimeClock Plus application.
These updates are made available to registered owners of the application through the
AutoUpdate application. It is recommended that you run the AutoUpdate Utility on a
periodic basis to ensure you are utilizing the latest version of the TimeClock Plus
application.
I.V.II. Report Printer Utility
The Report Printer Utility is provided to allow the viewing and printing of TimeClock
Plus-produced reports by computers that do not have the TimeClock Plus application
installed. It can be installed on an unlimited number of computers to provide for the
sharing of reports with individuals who do not have access to the TimeClock Plus
application. The Report Printer allows you to view reports that were printed to file.
I.V.III. Database Manager
The Database Manager is the application that allows the creation of the SQL database.
This application is also where you enter your software Serial Number. For advanced SQL
users who setup their own SQL users, the Database Manager is where you can assign
SQL users roles.
I.VI. Optional Accessories and Software Modules
Data Management, Inc. is constantly expanding their product and service offerings so
please contact your Sales Representative or visit our website at
www.TimeClockPlus.com to see what may be new and of interest to you. At the time of
publication of this guide, the following optional components were available:
I.VI.I. ACCESSORIES
Remote Data Terminals (RDTs)
RDTs are physical TimeClock devices used to collect clock ins/outs from those
employees who do not have access to a PC and the On-Screen TimeClock. They are
available in either Serial or Ethernet connectivity and with several different types of
employee recognition systems including a basic numeric keypad (for entry by employee
of their ID number), barcode or magnetic card swipe and even Biometric recognition (via
fingerprint or hand).
ü Serial devices – plug into a serial port in the back of a single PC or server
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ü Ethernet devices – plug directly into your TCP/IP network via a LAN drop. Thus
you are not limited to placement of the devices by the availability of a PC.
Ethernet Remote Data Terminals require a static IP address on your LAN/WAN.
ü Biometric devices – available with Serial or Ethernet connectivity. These devices
recognize an employee for clock in/out by reading their fingerprint or a 3-D
image of their hand, depending on the model you select. These devices virtually
eliminate the problem of “buddy-punching” which has become common in some
work environments.
Barcode RDT Peripherals
DMI also offers several hand-held devices which can be used in conjunction with their
barcode reader equipped RDTs. These devices allow you to read barcodes, using the
standard 3 of 9 Barcode Font, directly from documents such as work orders when
utilizing the TimeClock Plus application to collect time by work order, sub task, etc.
Desktop Biometric Recognition Devices
In addition to the RDT Biometric devices, DMI offers desktop fingerprint recognition
devices for use in conjunction with the On-Screen TimeClock. As an employee clocks
in/out, these devices match the employee fingerprint to a numeric record generated from
their print when enrolled, to verify their identity. This virtually eliminates “buddypunching”.
I.VI.II. SOFTWARE
Payroll Modules
DMI offers payroll modules for most of the popular payroll software packages and
service providers on the market. These modules produce an export file in the format
required by these packages/providers for their import, thus eliminating the need to print
data out of TimeClock Plus and key it into another application. Please contact your Sales
Representative today to see if a module is available for your payroll solution.
Job Costing Module
A major component of project or cost accounting is tracking the costs associated with
personnel at the project or work order level. The Job Costing Module allows you to add
up to 3 additional levels of tracking to the employee’s time (in addition to the employee
ID and Job Code tracked in TimeClock Plus). For example, when Bob Smith worked 4
hours in Assembly on Work Order number 1368 of Project A for Customer number 100,
the Job Costing Module captures the work order through customer number designations.
Multi-Company Module
Many companies actually process payroll for multiple legal entities from within one
timekeeping and payroll system and may need to allow employees to clock in/out from
multiple companies. The Multi-Company Module assists in this process by maintaining
separate companies for each legal entity. This allows each company’s data to be
maintained separately. If they have a different pay period, this is necessary.
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Shift Differential Module
For those companies who provide pay differentials based on time of day, this module
automates the management and collection of shift data and is fully integrated with the
TimeClock Manager.
Auto Import Module
For those companies that use an application other than TimeClock Plus to perform the
time collection process, the AutoImport Module provides for collecting the data from
these other applications in an unattended fashion. The Auto Import module automatically
imports a text file with the collected information, when that file is placed in the
TimeClock directory.
Barcode Printing Software
This module allows you to print your own barcodes for use with any of DMI’s barcode
reading RDTs and associated peripheral devices.
I.VII. Table of Contents – User Reference Guide Sections
Each of the User Reference Guide sections can be accessed and printed individually from
the TimeClock Plus CD on an as-needed basis.
I.I. THE USER REFERENCE GUIDE............................................................................................................................. 1
I.I.I. How the User Reference Guide is Organized..........................................................................................1
I.II. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS.................................................................................................................................... 1
I.III. W HERE TO GET HELP – DMI TECHNICAL SUPPORT TEAM /SUPPORT POLICY ........................................... 2
I.IV. BASIC CONCEPTS OF THE APPLICATION ......................................................................................................... 3
I.V. INCLUDED APPLICATIONS AND UTILITY PROGRAMS ..................................................................................... 5
I.V.I. AutoUpdate Utility......................................................................................................................................6
I.V.II. Report Printer Utility................................................................................................................................6
I.V.III. Database Manager ..................................................................................................................................6
I.VI. OPTIONAL A CCESSORIES AND SOFTWARE M ODULES .................................................................................. 6
I.VI.I. ACCESSORIES.............................................................................................................................................. 6
I.VI.II. SOFTWARE .................................................................................................................................................. 7
I.VII. TABLE OF CONTENTS – USER REFERENCE GUIDE SECTIONS..................................................................... 8
1. WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 5.0! ............................................................................ 14
1.1. THE A UTOUPDATE UTILITY............................................................................................................................. 14
1.2. THE DATABASE M ANAGER.............................................................................................................................. 14
1.3. THE M ODULE M ANAGER.................................................................................................................................. 15
1.4. THE TIME CLOCK M ANAGER............................................................................................................................ 15
1.4.1. Changes to System Wide Settings: ........................................................................................................15
1.4.2. Changes to Employee Settings: .............................................................................................................16
1.4.3. Changes to Reports: ................................................................................................................................17
1.4.4. Changes to Accruals: ..............................................................................................................................17
1.5. THE ON-SCREEN TIME CLOCK ......................................................................................................................... 17
1.6. THE W INREMOTE UTILITY............................................................................................................................... 17
1.7. W HAT ’S NEW IN JOB COSTING......................................................................................................................... 18
1.8. W HAT ’S NEW IN SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL ........................................................................................................... 18
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2. INSTALLING THE TIMECLOCK PLUS 5.0 SOFTWARE................................. 18
2.1. INSTALLING ON A SERVER OR A STANDALONE COMPUTER......................................................................... 20
2.2. ERROR M ESSAGES............................................................................................................................................. 27
2.3. CONVERTING DATA FROM A PREVIOUS VERSION OF TIMECLOCK PLUS.................................................... 28
2.4. INSTALLING ON A CLIENT ................................................................................................................................. 30
2.5. INSTALLING OPTIONAL M ODULES.................................................................................................................. 32
2.5.1. Installing Modules Through AutoUpdate............................................................................................32
2.5.2. Adding the Module from CD or file ......................................................................................................33
2.5.3. Loading the Module.................................................................................................................................34
3. INITIAL SETUP OF TIMECLOCK MANAGER .................................................. 37
3.1. SETTING UP THE COMPANY............................................................................................................................... 37
3.2. THE QUICK SETUP W IZARD ............................................................................................................................. 38
3.2.1. Initial Settings...........................................................................................................................................38
3.2.2. Hour Calculations....................................................................................................................................39
3.2.3. Time Settings.............................................................................................................................................40
3.2.4. Tracked Field Names...............................................................................................................................42
3.2.5. Job Codes..................................................................................................................................................43
3.3. EMPLOYEE TEMPLATES .................................................................................................................................... 51
3.3.1. The Info Tab .............................................................................................................................................52
3.3.2. The Custom Tab.......................................................................................................................................53
3.3.3. The Jobs Tab ............................................................................................................................................54
3.3.4. The Overtime Tab....................................................................................................................................60
3.3.5. The Accrual Tab ......................................................................................................................................64
3.3.6. The Restrictions Tab...............................................................................................................................65
3.3.7. The Scheduler Tab...................................................................................................................................66
3.3.8. The Miscellaneous Tab...........................................................................................................................70
3.3.9. The Access Tab ........................................................................................................................................71
3.4. EMPLOYEE DEFAULTS....................................................................................................................................... 72
3.5. U SING CRITERIA TO FILTER PROCESSES AND REPORTS............................................................................... 73
4. THE IMPORT PROCESS ......................................................................................... 75
4.1. THE PROCESS COMMON TO ALL IMPORTS...................................................................................................... 75
4.1.1. The File Information Screen..................................................................................................................76
4.1.2. The Mappings Screen..............................................................................................................................78
4.1.3. The Summary Screen ...............................................................................................................................81
4.2. IMPORTING EMPLOYEE PERSONAL INFORMATION..................................................................... 82
4.3. IMPORTING JOB CODES TO THE MASTER JOB CODE LIST ......................................................... 82
4.4. IMPORTING EMPLOYEE JOB INFORMATION.................................................................................... 83
4.5. IMPORTING EMPLOYEE HOURS-TO-DATE........................................................................................ 83
4.6. IMPORTING EMPLOYEE ACCRUALS -TO-DATE............................................................................... 84
4.7. IMPORTING COST CODES ......................................................................................................................... 85
5. ADDING AND MAINTAINING EMPLOYEES ..................................................... 86
5.1. A DDING NEW EMPLOYEES............................................................................................................................... 86
5.1.1. The Info Tab .............................................................................................................................................88
5.1.2. The Custom Tab.......................................................................................................................................91
5.1.3. The Jobs Tab ............................................................................................................................................91
5.1.4. The Overtime Tab....................................................................................................................................98
5.1.5. The Accrual Tab ................................................................................................................................... 102
5.1.6. The Restrictions Tab............................................................................................................................ 103
5.1.7. The Scheduler Tab................................................................................................................................ 105
5.1.8. The Notes Tab ....................................................................................................................................... 108
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5.1.9. The Photo Tab....................................................................................................................................... 109
5.1.10. The Reviews Tab................................................................................................................................. 110
5.1.11. The Cumulative Tab........................................................................................................................... 112
5.1.12. The Miscellaneous Tab ..................................................................................................................... 114
5.1.13. The Access Tab ................................................................................................................................... 116
5.2. EDITING A N EXISTING EMPLOYEE’S PERSONAL DATA ...........................................................117
5.3. REMOVING EMPLOYEES FROM THE TIMECLOCK SYSTEM ....................................................117
5.3.1. Suspension of an Employee:................................................................................................................ 118
5.3.2. Termination of an Employee:.............................................................................................................. 118
5.3.3. Permanent Removal (Deletion) of an Employee:............................................................................ 119
5.3.4. Moving/Renumbering an Employee:................................................................................................. 120
5.4. PRINTING EMPLOYEE INFORMATION ..............................................................................................121
6. SETTING TIMECLOCK DEFAULTS .................................................................. 123
6.1. DEFAULTS, SYSTEM W IDE SETTINGS ...........................................................................................................123
6.1.1. System Wide Settings............................................................................................................................ 123
6.1.2. Job Costing............................................................................................................................................. 125
6.1.3. Breaks...................................................................................................................................................... 127
6.1.4. Tracked Fields....................................................................................................................................... 129
6.2. DEFAULTS, TIMECLOCK M ANAGER .............................................................................................................131
6.2.1. Miscellaneous........................................................................................................................................ 131
6.2.2. Reminder Bar......................................................................................................................................... 132
6.2.3. Employee Entry ..................................................................................................................................... 133
6.2.4. Accruals.................................................................................................................................................. 133
6.2.5. Close Week ............................................................................................................................................. 134
6.3. DEFAULTS, TIMECLOCK SCHEDULER...........................................................................................................136
6.3.1. Miscellaneous........................................................................................................................................ 137
6.4. DEFAULTS, TIMECLOCK CLIENT ...................................................................................................................138
6.4.1. Access...................................................................................................................................................... 138
6.4.2. Miscellaneous........................................................................................................................................ 140
6.4.3. Missed Punches..................................................................................................................................... 141
6.5. DEFAULTS, SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL ..................................................................................................................142
6.5.1. Processing Options............................................................................................................................... 143
6.5.2. Processing Times .................................................................................................................................. 143
6.6. SETTING UP CUSTOM FIELDS .........................................................................................................................144
6.6.1. Creating a Custom Field...................................................................................................................... 144
6.6.2. Accessing the Custom Fields............................................................................................................... 147
6.7. SETTING UP USERS ..........................................................................................................................................147
6.7.1. Step 1 – Define a User ID.................................................................................................................... 148
6.7.2. Step 2 – Define User Properties......................................................................................................... 149
6.7.3. Step 3: Establish Processes/User Rights for this User.................................................................. 152
6.8. SETTING UP DISPLAY OPTIONS FOR THE EDIT HOURS SCREEN ................................................................153
6.9. SETTING UP HOLIDAYS ...................................................................................................................................155
6.10. A CCRUAL RULES...........................................................................................................................................159
6.10.1. To Add or Edit an Accrual Rule....................................................................................................... 159
6.10.2. To delete an existing accrual rule:.................................................................................................. 165
6.11. SETTING MINOR TRACKING RULES............................................................................................................165
6.12. SETTING UP SUPERVISOR PASSWORDS FOR TIMECLOCK M ANAGER....................................................166
6.12.1. To set or change a password:........................................................................................................... 167
6.13. SETTING REPORT FOOTERS..........................................................................................................................167
6.13.1. To configure the Report Footer: ...................................................................................................... 168
7. SETUP OF THE ON-SCREEN TIMECLOCK ..................................................... 170
7.1. CONFIGURING THE ON-SCREEN TIMECLOCK..............................................................................................170
7.1.1. Window Layout Tab ............................................................................................................................ 171
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7.1.2. Options Tab .......................................................................................................................................... 173
7.1.3. Scanner Tab.......................................................................................................................................... 175
7.1.4. Job Costing Tab................................................................................................................................... 176
7.1.5. Access Tab ............................................................................................................................................ 178
7.2. CONFIGURING M ODULES................................................................................................................................180
7.2.1. Configuring On-Screen TimeClock modules.................................................................................... 180
7.3. CONFIGURING REMINDERS.............................................................................................................................181
7.3.1. To configure reminders: ...................................................................................................................... 181
8. INSTALLING/CONFIGURING RDT DEVICES ................................................. 185
8.1. CONFIGURING THE WINREMOTE APPLICATION (FOR RDTS) ...................................................................185
8.1.1. The Ports Tab ....................................................................................................................................... 187
8.1.2. The Prompts Tab.................................................................................................................................. 188
8.1.3. The Service Tab.................................................................................................................................... 191
8.2. SETTING UP A SERIAL-CONNECT RDT ..............................................................................................192
8.2.1. Step 1 of 2: Physically connecting the serial RDT(s) .................................................................... 193
8.2.2. Step 2 of 2: Configuring the WinRemote application for a serial RDT(s) ................................. 193
8.3. SETTING UP AN ETHERNET RDT ...................................................................................................................195
8.3.1. Connecting and Configuring the Ethernet RDT .............................................................................. 195
8.4. CONFIGURING INDIVIDUAL PORT SETTINGS FOR EACH RDT....................................................................198
8.4.1. Accessing port configurations:........................................................................................................... 198
8.4.2. The Options Tab................................................................................................................................... 199
8.4.3. The Terminal Tab ................................................................................................................................ 201
8.4.4. The Display Tab................................................................................................................................... 202
8.4.5. The Badges Tab.................................................................................................................................... 204
8.4.6. The Communication Tab.................................................................................................................... 205
8.4.7. The Access Tab..................................................................................................................................... 207
8.4.8. The Modules Tab ................................................................................................................................. 210
8.5. TROUBLESHOOTING THE RDT .......................................................................................................................211
8.6. REMOTE DATA TERMINAL CABLE DIAGRAM..............................................................................................212
9. DAY-TO-DAY TIMEKEEPING AND TIME MANAGEMENT ........................ 213
9.1. EDITING AND ADDING EMPLOYEE HOURS/SHIFTS.....................................................................................213
9.1.1. Editing an Existing Shift Record ........................................................................................................ 213
9.1.2. Adding a New Shift Record ................................................................................................................. 217
9.2. THE APPROVAL MANAGER............................................................................................................................220
9.3. THE CLOSE W EEK PROCESS ...........................................................................................................................221
9.3.1. To perform the Close Week process:................................................................................................. 222
9.3.2 Undo Close Week:.................................................................................................................................. 222
9.4. PERFORMING GLOBAL PROCESSES ...................................................................................................223
9.4.1. Global Modifications............................................................................................................................ 223
9.4.2. Global Addition of a Shift Record...................................................................................................... 227
9.5. REPORTING...................................................................................................................................................228
9.5.1. Pay Period Reports............................................................................................................................... 228
9.5.2. The Approaching Overtime Report.................................................................................................... 234
9.5.3. The Employee Job Information Report............................................................................................. 235
9.6. EXPORTING DATA .....................................................................................................................................235
9.6.1. Exporting Data for Payroll Processing............................................................................................ 236
9.6.2. Exporting Payroll Data via a Payroll Export Module................................................................... 237
9.6.3. Exporting Employee Personal Info .................................................................................................... 238
9.6.4. Exporting Job Code Information........................................................................................................ 239
9.6.5. Exporting Raw Hours........................................................................................................................... 240
9.7. ATTENDANCE AND OVERTIME MONITORING TOOLS...............................................................241
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9.7.1. Who’s Here............................................................................................................................................. 241
9.7.2. Who’s Absent ......................................................................................................................................... 243
9.7.3. Attendance Monitor.............................................................................................................................. 244
9.7.4. Call List .................................................................................................................................................. 246
9.8. OTHER FEATURES/FUNCTIONS ...........................................................................................................247
9.8.1. Employee Messaging............................................................................................................................ 247
9.9. LABOR COST TRACKING.................................................................................................................................249
9.10. A UDIT TRAILS................................................................................................................................................250
9.10.1. The Hour Edit Log.............................................................................................................................. 250
9.10.2. The Override Log................................................................................................................................ 252
9.11. BACKUP AND RESTORE OF SYSTEM INFORMATION..................................................................................253
9.11.1. Performing a Backup of your TimeClock Plus System................................................................. 253
9.11.2. Restoring your TimeClock Plus System from a Backup File....................................................... 254
9.12. TOOLS FOR MAINTAINING TIMECLOCK SYSTEM HEALTH ..................................................255
9.12.1. Reset Tracked Fields.......................................................................................................................... 255
9.12.2. Re-Indexing Data Files...................................................................................................................... 256
9.13. THE CALCULATOR AND CALENDAR TOOLS ...............................................................................256
9.13.1. Standard Pay Period Reports Listing.............................................................................................. 257
10. TIMECLOCK SCHEDULER ............................................................................... 258
10.1. BASIC CONCEPTS OF THE SCHEDULER..........................................................................................258
10.2. CONFIGURING THE SCHEDULER (DEFAULTS)............................................................................259
10.2.1. The System WideTab.......................................................................................................................... 259
10.2.2. The Individual Schedule Tab............................................................................................................ 260
10.2.3. The MiscellaneousTab....................................................................................................................... 260
10.3. ESTABLISHING SHIFT POOLS .............................................................................................................261
10.3.1. To create a Shift Pool:....................................................................................................................... 261
10.3.2. To edit a Shift Pool:............................................................................................................................ 262
10.3.3. To delete a Shift Pool:........................................................................................................................ 262
10.4. DESIGNATING NECESSARY SHIFTS .................................................................................................263
10.4.1. Creating Necessary Shifts by Manual Input................................................................................... 263
10.4.2. Building Necessary Shifts Based on Current Schedule................................................................ 264
10.4.3. Re-Building Shift Assignments.......................................................................................................... 265
10.4.4. Designating Employee Availability................................................................................................. 266
10.5. OPENING/CREATING A WORK SCHEDULE....................................................................................267
10.5.1. To Open or Create a schedule:........................................................................................................ 267
10.6. CREATING/EDITING EMPLOYEE SCHEDULES.............................................................................269
10.6.1. Creating Schedules via the Employee Schedule Function........................................................... 269
10.6.2. To manually enter a schedule for a shift or day............................................................................ 271
10.6.3. To copy one day’s schedule to another:.......................................................................................... 271
10.6.4. To paste from a previous schedule:................................................................................................. 272
10.6.5. Using a Schedule Template:............................................................................................................. 272
10.6.6. Creating Schedules via the Weekly Overall Schedule.................................................................. 272
10.6.7. Create Schedules via the Daily Overall Schedule using Necessary Shifts................................ 273
10.6.8. Importing an Employee’s Schedule................................................................................................. 276
10.7. DAY-TO-DAY MANAGEMENT OF EMPLOYEE SCHEDULES...................................................277
10.7.1. Transferring Job Information from Scheduler to Time Records................................................ 277
10.7.2. Employee Schedule Requests............................................................................................................ 278
10.7.3. Scheduler Reporting........................................................................................................................... 278
10.7.4. Exporting Schedules........................................................................................................................... 280
10.8. OTHER FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SCHEDULER....................................................280
10.8.1. Calculating Labor Cost based on Schedules ................................................................................. 280
10.8.2. Deleting Past Schedules .................................................................................................................... 281
10.8.3. Re-Indexing Data Files...................................................................................................................... 282
10.8.4. Optimizing Data Files........................................................................................................................ 283
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11. JOB COSTING ....................................................................................................... 284
11.1. BASIC CONCEPTS OF THE M ODULE.............................................................................................................284
11.2. INSTALLING THE JOB COSTING M ODULE ...................................................................................................285
11.3. INITIAL SETUP FOR JOB COSTING................................................................................................................285
11.3.1. Configuring TimeClock Plus Defaults for Job Costing................................................................ 285
11.3.2. The Master Cost Code List................................................................................................................ 287
11.3.3. The Info Tab........................................................................................................................................ 288
11.3.4. The Notes Tab..................................................................................................................................... 289
11.3.5. The Group Membership Tab ............................................................................................................ 289
11.3.6. Setting Up Cost Code Groups........................................................................................................... 289
11.3.7. Designating which Job Codes Require Cost Code Input............................................................. 291
11.3.8. Activating Job Costing for Employees ............................................................................................ 291
11.3.9. Setting the On-Screen TimeClock to capture Cost Codes............................................................ 292
11.4. DAY-TO-DAY MANAGEMENT OF JOB COSTING SETTINGS ...................................................294
11.4.1. Editing Cost Codes............................................................................................................................. 294
11.4.2. Job Cost Reporting............................................................................................................................. 294
11.4.3. Exporting the Master Cost Code List.............................................................................................. 295
12. BASIC RDT AND BADGE DIAGNOSTICS ....................................................... 296
12.1.1. Badge Test............................................................................................................................................ 296
12.1.2. RDT Port Diagnostics........................................................................................................................ 296
12.1.3. WinRemote Activity Log .................................................................................................................... 296
12.2. DAY-TO-DAY CLOCKING OPERATIONS AT THE RDT ...............................................................297
12.2.1. Clocking In at the RDT:..................................................................................................................... 297
12.2.2. Clocking Out at the RDT:.................................................................................................................. 297
12.2.3. Clocking Out on Break from the RDT: ........................................................................................... 297
12.2.4. Changing a Job Code from the RDT:.............................................................................................. 298
12.2.5. Changing a Cost Code from the RDT: ............................................................................................ 298
12.2.6. Checking Hours Worked from the RDT:......................................................................................... 298
12.2.7. Viewing Last Punch from the RDT:................................................................................................. 299
12.2.8. Viewing a Schedule from the RDT:.................................................................................................. 299
12.2.9. Viewing Accruals from the RDT:..................................................................................................... 300
12.2.10. Editing Hours from the RDT:......................................................................................................... 300
13. SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL ....................................................................................... 301
13.1. INSTALLING SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL ..............................................................................................................302
13.2. CONFIGURING SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL...........................................................................................................302
13.2.1. To Add a Shift Definition................................................................................................................... 303
13.2.2. Setting Rate Settings........................................................................................................................... 304
13.2.3. Job Code Adjustments........................................................................................................................ 305
13.2.4. Job Code Adjustments Rate Settings Additions............................................................................. 307
13.2.5. Configuring employees for Shift Differential................................................................................. 307
13.3. SHIFT M ONITOR..............................................................................................................................................307
13.4. SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL PROCESSING OPTIONS.............................................................................................308
14. AUTOUPDATE....................................................................................................... 309
14.1. THE A UTOUPDATE PROCESS .......................................................................................................................309
14.1.1. To AutoUpdate Directly from the Internet:.................................................................................... 309
14.2. OTHER OPTIONS A VAILABLE VIA A UTOUPDATE:....................................................................................311
14.2.1. The Module Button............................................................................................................................. 311
14.2.2. The Installed Button........................................................................................................................... 312
14.2.3. The Options Button............................................................................................................................. 313
14.2.4. The Register Button............................................................................................................................ 313
14.2.5. The Support Button............................................................................................................................. 313
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Throughout the “Getting Started” sections of this User Guide are Quick Start boxes to
point you to the next step of installation (depending on your configuration). An
example follows:
QUICK START - NEXT STEP:
Proceed to Section 2 for software installation.
Once your installation/setup is complete, print Section 9 for further information on
managing the TimeClock application.
SECTION I: FOR THE UPGRADE CUSTOMER,
INCLUDING WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 5.0
Thank you for your continued use of TimeClock Plus! We believe you will find your
additional investment well worth it as we continue to add new functionality based on the
suggestions of our customers, just like you.
We begin this section with a brief overview of the new functionality in Version 5.0. The
remainder of this section will instruct you on the actual upgrade process.
1. What’s new in version 5.0!
1.1. The AutoUpdate Utility
1. The ability to download and install the latest version of a module with the use of
its activation key.
2. The ability to submit a backup to TimeClock Plus Support for them to review
(requires a Submission Id from TimeClock Plus Support).
1.2. The Database Manager
1. The Database Manager is the application that must be run to create your
TimeClock Plus SQL Database.
2. The Database Mana ger is where the Software Serial Number is entered.
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1.3. The Module Manager
1. The Module Manager has been added to provide a more efficient and userfriendly method for installing and managing TimeClock Plus modules, especially
for the distributed computing environment (such as over a LAN or WAN).
2. Individual access to modules can be restricted, where applicable, by computer.
3. Consolidates the management of module data as well. For example, Fingerprint
Administration and Handscanner Administration no longer exist in 5.0, all of the
data for these modules, is handled in Module Manager.
1.4. The TimeClock Manager
1.4.1. Changes to System Wide Settings:
1. The ability to track missed punches.
2. The ability to add in Timesheet hours. This allows you to enter a block of time
instead of an in and out time and date. It only requires an anchor time and date.
This can be used to enter vacation, or PTO time with ease.
3. Clocked breaks can now be paid or unpaid.
4. User-defined fields, or custom fields, are available in three areas of the
TimeClock Manager:
§ Employee Record (via the Custom tab)
§ Master Job Code list
§ Job Codes assigned at the employee level
5. Drop-down tables throughout the Manager can be defined on the fly – if the data
you need does not appear in the drop-down list you can type it into the field and it
will be added to the drop-down list for that field. An example is the “Dept” field
that is located on the employee, info tab.
6. You now have the ability to create your own Custom Fields that allow you to
track any additional information. This is setup on a per employee basis, but can be
edited globally.
7. Managers can now perform a mass approval of hours through the Approval
Manager.
8. You can enter tracked fields (i.e. parts, or pieces) at the beginning, end, or both,
of a shift segment. You can also have the manager be the only one to enter the
tracked field amounts.
9. There is a new employee status column in the ‘Who’s here’ list.
10. You now have the ability to have recurring holidays.
11. A Criteria button has been added to the Edit Hours screen to be able to filter
employees.
12. There is the ability in Edit Hours to be able to group employees by Department or
Classification.
13. The new ability to enter notes into the call list to track if and when you contacted
an individual.
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14. Changed Criteria to be able to Include or Exclude criteria for employee number,
class, or default job code.
This is useful if you want to filter and view only a few employees.
15. You can now export the hour edit/change log.
16. New security to prevent granting management approval to own shifts.
17. The ability to unclose a week.
18. More detailed tracking of Override logs.
19. More detailed punch location tracking.
20. You can specify user access to reports.
21. You now have the Ability to filter by number of edits in the hour edit log.
22. You now can have minimum shift segments.
This can be used to pay an employee for an hour even though he is only working for 30
minutes.
1.4.2. Changes to Employee Settings:
1. You can now enter a yearly figure for a salaried amount.
2. The Info tab contains three additional fields – Department (Dept), Badge and
Network Id.
3. The Badge field allows you to assign a badge number to an employee instead of
using the employee number. This is used when assigning badges to be used from
the On-Screen TimeClock or Remote Data Terminals.
4. An employee can now clock in/out by their ID number or Badge number,
depending on how your system has been configured.
5. The Cumulative tab on each employee’s record has been completely revised to
more efficiently present tardy, absence, accrual, raise and message history for
each employee. It also shows cumulative job detail for that employee.
6. If a valid Hire Date is entered for employees, the system can be configured to
automatically calculate and schedule a new employee review based on this date.
7. The addition of the Access tab on each employee’s record makes it easy to
determine which users have access to this employee’s personal information.
8. If an employee has been terminated or suspended, by default, they will not show
up in any employee lists (i.e. edit hours, who’s here), or on any reports.
9. Employee photos can now be in virtually any format and are stored in the
database so they can be accessed from anywhere.
10. There is a built in restriction and rounding tester on the Scheduler tab that tests
your settings that you have configured to see how TimeClock will restrict and
round.
11. There is now a Review/Anniversary/Birthday reminder bar to view that
information quickly and easily.
12. New default rate for all job codes
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1.4.3. Changes to Reports:
1. There is a new Job Code Group feature for each job code. This allows you to
assign a job code to a group and run certain reports that subtotal by Job Code
Groups.
2. You can now print reports to HTML for easy emailing and viewing in a web
browser.
3. You can now print shift notes with the Complete Payroll report.
4. A Missed Punch report to view missed punche s.
5. Added the Job Code Group Detail and Summary that group by employee or job
code and subtotaled by Job Code Groups.
6. Added a Future Cost of Accruals report to print the estimated future cost of
accruals for your current employees.
1.4.4. Changes to Accruals:
1. You now have the ability to set an accrual rule to start accruing after XX days and
stop accruing after XX days. The days are based from the hire date.
2. You can import accrual totals.
3. You can now put a cap, or limit, on the amount that an employee can accrue.
4. You can now reset the accruals automatically either back to 0.00, or to a specified
amount.
5. New accrual forecasting in edit hours gives you a forecast for the accruals taken
and accrued each week.
6. The ability to not have accruals accruing for an employee before reaching their
hire date, if they are suspended, or if they are terminated.
1.5. The On-Screen TimeClock
1. Access rules can be established for each On-Screen TimeClock so that employees
can be allowed or restricted from use of a specific clock- in station.
2. The On-Screen TimeClock has the ability to be used with a serial scanner. This
allows for QuickPunch when clocking in or out and also allows for entering of the
employee number, job code, or cost code from a barcode.
3. You can determine your employee id by your network logon, or network id.
4. More detailed information is available when viewing the last punch.
5. The ability to set different configuration settings for the On-Screen TimeClock.
This allows you to specify different options to be available from different
machines.
6. You can now view accrual information from the On-Screen TimeClock.
1.6. The WinRemote Utility
WinRemote is still utilized to manage communication with all RDT’s in your
timekeeping system. Following are the new features of this utility:
1. You can now specify separate companies for each port. This does require the
Multi-Company module. This eliminates the use of a command line switch for
this purpose.
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2. Added the option to Auto set the baud rate of the RDT through the WinRemote
software.
3. The ability in WinRemote to not allow a Quick Punch operation after X seconds
from the last Quick Punch operation.
4. The ability to turn off the confirmation screen when performing a manual clock
operation.
5. Access rules can be configured per port for allowing or restricting access.
6. Automatic monitoring and refresh settings can be established per port.
1.7. What’s new in Job Costing
Requires optional Job Costing Module
1. Added Cost Code Groups. This allows an individual to be able to only view
certain cost codes when clocking in or out instead of the entire list.
2. When changing a cost code, the change will copy to existing records containing
that cost code (if desired).
3. The ability to globally enable or disable Job Costing for Employees.
4. A new copy function on the master cost code list to copy descendents (child
objects) from one code to another.
5. Added Budget Hours and Budget Dollars to the master cost code list.
1.8. What’s new in Shift Differential
Requires optional Shift Differential Module
1. Shift Differential is more integrated with TimeClock Manager. You can now have
multiple 24- hour shift periods per company.
2. The Shift Monitor has a Process Now option that will process the shifts at that
time. This is great for testing to make sure the Shift Definitions are setup
properly.
3. You now can specify Job Adjustments to work on specific days of the week.
SECTION II: GETTING STARTED –
INSTALLING/UPGRADING THE TIMECLOCK PLUS
APPLICATION
2. Installing the TimeClock Plus 5.0 Software
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The installation of 5.0 has 4 main steps that should be completed in order.
1. Install the Database Manager.
2. Launch Database Manager and create your TimeClock Plus SQL Database.
3. Install the TimeClock Plus Program Files (Server/Standalone install).
4. Launch TimeClock Manager to connect to the TimeClock Plus Database and
begin configuration of your company in TimeClock Plus.
TimeClock Plus 5.0 uses an SQL database. To run the SQL database, you are required to
run either MSDE 2000 or Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 or later.
Below are some commonly referred to terms and a brief description of each for
clarification.
TimeClock Plus SQL Database – This is the SQL database that contains all of the
information that TimeClock Plus records and stores.
TimeClock Manager – The management application of TimeClock Plus where all
management of employees’ information, hours, reports, etc. is performed.
TimeClock Database Manager – This is the application that allows you to create,
backup, and restore the TimeClock Plus SQL Database.
MSDE 2000 (Microsoft Data Engine) – This is an SQL Engine from Microsoft that is
included with TimeClock Plus. It is installed by default when you install the Database
Manager.
Microsoft SQL Server – This is the retail version of MSDE 2000 and it is not required
to run TimeClock Plus 5.0. If you have an existing Microsoft SQL Server, version 7.0 or
later, you can install TimeClock Plus to run on your existing SQL Server. If you are
going to use your existing SQL Server, you do not have to install MSDE 2000. During
the installation of the Database Manager, you can customize the setup to not install
MSDE.
MSDE 2000 will not install if you have MSDE 1.0 already installed.
To reference the TimeClock instance, the full path would be \\server name \TimeClock
Plus.
You may wish to install on your existing SQL Server. TimeClock Plus 5.0 is supported
on Microsoft SQL Server version 7.0 or later. If you do not wish to install using your
existing SQL Server, or you do not have an existing SQL Server, MSDE 2000 has been
provided on the TimeClock Plus CD and is installed by default.
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2.1. Installing on a Server or a Standalone computer
This section will cover installing the TimeClock Plus software on your server, or for a
stand-alone computer. Some steps will be split up for MSDE or Microsoft SQL Server
installs. If you are installing with default options, then you will follow the MSDE steps. If
you have an existing Microsoft SQL Server and want the TimeClock SQL Database to
run on your existing Microsoft SQL Server, then you will want to follow the SQL Server
steps.
Server/Single User Install
1. Insert the TimeClock Plus CD into your CD-ROM drive. If auto-run is
enabled, a menu will appear. If auto-run is not enabled, click on the
Start menu and select Run. Enter X:\SETUP and click on the OK
button (where X is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive). Click on
Install Database Engine to launch the Install Shield Setup Wizard.
a. Click on the Next button to proceed to the next screen once you
have set the options on each screen.
b. View the License Agreement and if you accept the terms, select the
option and click on the Next button.
c. On the Customer Information screen enter your User Name and the
Name of your Organization or Company. You have the option to
‘Install this application for:’
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Anyone who uses this computer (all users) – This will make
the Database Manager available to anyone who logs onto this
machine.
Only for me – This will make the Database Manager available
only to the user specified above in the User Name field.
Once you have your options configured, click on the Next button
to continue on to the Setup Type options.
d. On the Setup Type screen you have two options:
Complete – If you want to install and use MSDE.
Custom – If you are going to use an existing SQL Server or
configure the install options.
IF you are us ing MSDE – Then a complete install will be adequate.
IF you are using SQL SERVER – Then go to the Custom install
option.
Complete – This option will install the Database Manager with all
defaults. The default installation directory will be
C:\Program Files\TimeClock Plus 5.0 Database. The Complete option
will install the Database Manager as well as MSDE 2000.
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If you are installing on an existing Microsoft SQL Server, and you do not want to
install MSDE, you must choose the Custom installation option and configure the
install to NOT INSTALL MSDE. By default, MSDE 2000 will be installed.
If you want to install to a different directory other than the default directory, you must
choose the Custom installation option to change the installation directory. This is not
recommended.
Custom – This allows you to change the installation directory by
hitting the Change button. For a detailed list of how each option
works, click on the Help button.
For an SQL Server– If you are installing to an existing Microsoft
SQL Server, you will not need to install MSDE, so you should
configure the install to NOT INSTALL MSDE. You do this by
clicking on the ‘MSDE 2000’ option. When you click on it, a drop
down list appears. If you do not want to install MSDE 2000, set the
option to “X”, this feature will not be available’. If this option is
set, then MSDE 2000 will not be installed.
If you will be using your existing SQL Server, it must be Microsoft SQL Server version
7.0 or later.
Once you have your settings configured, hit Next.
e. The next screen is the “Ready to Install the Program” screen. If
you have configured the options the way you want them, you may
click on the Install button to begin the installation of the Database
Manager and MSDE 2000.
2. Our next step is to launch the Database Manager and create your
TimeClock Plus SQL Database.
a. You first will want to make sure that your SQL Server Service
Manager is running and the service started.
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For MSDE – Go to Start, Programs, TimeClock Plus 5.0
Database, and SQL Manager.
For an SQL Server - Go to Start, Programs, Microsoft SQL
Server (the program group may be a different name), and Service
Manager.
When you launch the SQL Service Manager, you will see if the
service is stopped or started. A green arrow means the service is
started and running. A red box means the service is stopped. If the
service is stopped, it has to be started to connect to the SQL
database, so you will want to start it by clicking on the
Start/Continue button with the green arrow. When you exit out of
the SQL Server Service Manager, you will see it minimized in the
system tray by the Windows time.
The SQL Service has to always be running because that is what allows communication
between the TimeClock Plus software and the TimeClock Plus SQL database.
b. Once you have the SQL Server Service Manager running and the
service started, you may launch the Database Manager to begin
setting up your database. Launch it by going to Start, Programs,
TimeClock Plus 5.0 Database, and Database Manager.
c. When you launch the Database Manager, you will be prompted
with a SQL Connection Settings screen.
For MSDE - For the SQL/MSDE Server – you should enter the
name of the computer running MSDE. After the name, you should
enter the name of the instance that TimeClock Plus was installed.
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as. For example, if your server machine was named Server1, for
the SQL/MSDE Server, you would enter
SERVER1 \TIMECLOCKPLUS as the SQL/MSDE Server. The
format would be
<server name>\<instance name>.
For an SQL Server - For the SQL/MSDE Server – you should enter
the name of the SQL Server. For example, if your SQL Server
machine were named Server1. For the SQL/MSDE Server, you
would enter SERVER1. The format would be
<server name>
Windows Authentication – If you have SQL Server or
your instance of MSDE configured for Windows authentication
and any users configured, then you will want to use this method.
SQL Authentication – If you do not have any users
configured to use Windows Authentication through SQL Server or
MSDE then you will want to use this method. If installing using
our install of MSDE 2000, then you will want to use this method.
If you are not sure which Authentication method is best for your setup, you may
consult your network Administrator or IT Department. In most cases, SQL
Authentication will suffice.
SA Password – If you are using SQL Authentication, it requires
that you enter the SA Password to connect to the instance of
MSDE or SQL Server running TimeClock Plus. If you do not
know the SA Password, you can click on the Use Default button
for the default password. The default SA Password will only work
if you installed the version of MSDE provided on the TimeClock
CD during the Database Install.
This is the default password for the TimeClock Plus 5.0 MSDE install. If you are
running SQL Server, or multiple instances of MSDE, the default password may not
work because one was already setup that is different than the TimeClock Plus default.
If the password is different than the default and you do not know what your SA
password is, contact your Network Administrator.
d. Once the Database Manager is open, you can click on the Create
button to create your TimeClock SQL Database. You will be
prompted to enter your Company name and Software Serial
Number. Once you have those entered, you may click on the Ok
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button and the TimeClock Plus SQL Database will be created. If
the process was successful, you will receive a message saying it
was successful. If you received any warning/error messages you
may try the process again, but if it continues to fail, you will want
to contact TimeClock Plus Technical Support. Once the Database
was created successfully, you may continue to the next section,
Installing TimeClock Plus Program Files.
3. The next step is to Install the TimeClock Plus Program Files.
a. With the TimeClock Plus 5.0 CD in the CD-Rom, click on the
Start menu and select Run. Enter X:\SETUP and click on the Ok
button (where X is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive).
b. Choose Install Server\Standalone from the options. This will start
the install for the server install. Click on Next to advance to the
next screen.
c. View the License Agreement and if you accept the terms, set the
option and click on the Next button.
d. On the Customer Information screen enter your User Name and the
Name of your Organization or Company. You have the option to
‘Install this application for:’
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Anyone who uses this computer (all users) – This will make the
specified TimeClock Plus applications available to anyone who
logs onto this machine.
Only for me – This will make the specified TimeClock Plus
applications available only to the user specified above in the User
Name field.
e. Once your options are configured, click on the Next button to
continue on to the Setup Type options.
For the setup type, you should choose the option that is best for
your installation needs.
Complete – This option will install all of the TimeClock Plus
applications with all defaults. The default installation directory will
be C:\Program Files\TimeClock Plus 5.0.
If you want to install to a different directory other than the default directory, you must
choose the Custom installation option to change the installation directory. The
complete install option requires the most disk space.
Custom – This option will allow you to specify which TimeClock
Plus applications you would like to install or not install. This also
allows you to change the installation directory by hitting the
Change button. For a detailed list of how each option works, click
on the Help button.
Once you have your settings configured, hit Next.
f. The Desktop Shortcuts screen allows you to specify which
application shortcuts to be created on your desktop. If you check
the application, an icon will be placed on your desktop for easy
access to that specific software application.
Once you set your configuration, hit Next to proceed to the next
screen.
g. If you specified Complete Setup, the next screen, will be the final
screen and when you hit ‘Install’, it will install the applications as
you specified during the wizard.
If you specified Custom Setup, the next screen will provide you
with your install options. This is where you specify what
applications you want installed and what directory you want to
install them to. Once you have your applications chosen that you
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want to install, click on the Next button to proceed to the next
screen. When you click on ‘Install’, it will install the applications
as you specified during the wizard.
4. The last step in the install process is launching the software and
connecting to the TimeClock Plus SQL Database.
a. Launch TimeClock Manager by going to Start, Programs,
TimeClock Plus 5.0, and TimeClock Manager. It should open up
TimeClock Manager and you may begin the company creation
process. If it prompts you to reconfigure settings, select yes.
b. For MSDE - For the SQL/MSDE Server, enter the computer name
for the machine that is running MSDE and the instance of MSDE
that you want to connect to. For example, if my server machine
were named Server1, I would enter
SERVER1 \TIMECLOCKPLUS for the SQL/MSDE Server. The
format would be <server name>\<instance name> for the
SQL/MSDE Server.
c. For an SQL Server - For the SQL/MSDE Server, enter the
computer name for the SQL Server that you want to connect to and
the database name. For example, if my server machine were named
Server1, I would enter SERVER1 for the SQL/MSDE Server. It
would be in the format <server name>\<instance name>
Connection method should be set to Default. And again, you need to specify what type
of Authentication you will use.
2.2. Error Messages
The following are some potential error messages that you might receive during the
installation.
Error: Connection could not be established: Invalid connection string attribute
Solution: You may receive this error message if you have entered the wrong server
name for the SQL/MSDE server. So check the name of the SQL/MSDE server.
If you are using MSDE, make sure that you have entered the correct instance to
connect to. For example, if your MSDE server is Server1, you will want to enter
Server1\TimeClockPlus in the SQL/MSDE Server field. Where, Server1 is the server
name and TimeClock Plus is the MSDE instance. The format for this is
<server name>\<instance>, where Server1 is the server name and TimeClockPlus is
the MSDE instance.
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Also, check your password, if you are using SQL Authentication and you enter the
wrong SA password, this error will come up. Remember that the SA password is not
a TimeClock Plus password, but your SQL SA password. So if you already have SQL
or MSDE installed on your server, and have passwords setup, the SA password may
not be what the TimeClock Plus default SA password is.
Error: Open Failed: Invalid connection string attribute.
Solution: You may receive this error message if you have entered the wrong server
name for the SQL/MSDE server. You may also receive it if you have entered the
wrong database name, or if you don’t have access. So check the name of the
SQL/MSDE server. Also check the database name and also check the user rights to
the database.
If you are using MSDE, make sure that you have entered the correct instance to
connect to. For example, if your MSDE server is Server1, you will want to enter
Server1\TimeClockPlus in the SQL/MSDE Server field. The format for this is
<server name>\<instance>, where Server1 is the server name and TimeClock Plus is
the MSDE instance.
2.3. Converting data from a previous version of TimeClock Plus
If you are converting from a version prior to 4.0, you will have to install version 4.1
first, before converting to 5.0.
With TimeClock Plus 5.0, there is a built in data conversion utility that converts data
from versions 4.0 and 4.1 for use with TimeClock Plus 5.0. To begin the data conversion
process:
1. There is a utility located in the TimeClock Plus program directory called
convert.exe. This is the utility that will convert your existing 4.0 or 4.1 data
into TimeClock Plus 5.0. When you open the utility it will walk you through
the conversion process.
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2. The first screen for configuration is the Select Company screen. At this
screen you need to choose your existing 4.0/4.1 data directory. Once you have
it selected (highlighted), click on the Next button. If the company is not
displayed, you can browse for the company data directory. This is useful if
you just want to move the TimeClock Plus data to the server for conversion.
3. Once you hit next, you will have your SQL Settings tab. This tab is where
you specify your connection settings to connect to the 5.0 TimeClock Plus
SQL database. These should be the same settings that you set when you were
connecting to TimeClock Manager or Database Manager (see section 2.1 to
review those connection settings). Once you have the correct settings, click on
the Next button.
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4. The next screen is the Conversion Summary tab and allows you to adjust
your Company Number or Name when converting the data. If you would like
to change either one of those options, do that now.
5. Once you have the company information as you would like it to be in 5.0,
click on the Finish button to begin the conversion process.
6. Once the conversion process is complete, the Close button will become
available. Click on the Close button to close out of the Data Converter. You
can then launch TimeClock Manager, and select your company.
2.4. Installing on a Client
The application can be installed on a network server, or on any workstation on the
network (which would serve as the TimeClock Server). All workstations that will be
accessing the TimeClock Plus application on the network will require installation of a
Client.
To enable other users on the network to access TimeClock Plus, a “network share”
must be created for the directory/folder where TimeClock Plus program files are
installed.
The TimeClock Plus folder must be available to all client computers on the network. If
you are unsure how to do this, please consult with your network administrator. Clients
need “Read” access to the TimeClock Plus folder on the server. This is so that clients
can be able to read the program files to run from the client machine.
Client Install
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1. Insert the TimeClock Plus CD into your CD-ROM drive. If auto-run is
enabled, a menu will appear. If auto-run is not enabled, click on the Start
menu and select Run. Enter X:\SETUP and click on the Ok button (where X
is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive).
2. Click on Install TimeClock Plus Client to launch the Client Install Shield
Setup Wizard.
Click on the Next button to proceed to the next screen once you have set the
options on each screen.
3. View the License Agreement and if you accept the terms, set the option and
hit Next.
4. On the Customer Information screen enter your User Name and the Name of
your Organization or Company. You have the option to ‘Install this
application for:’
Anyone who uses this computer (all users) – This will make the
Database Manager available to anyone who logs onto this machine.
Only for me – This will make the Database Manager available only to
the user specified above in the User Name field.
Once you have your options configured, click on the Next button to
continue on to the Setup Type options.
5. On the TimeClock Plus Folder Location screen, enter the location on your
server where the TimeClock Plus program files are located. This will be the
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shared directory/folder that the client machines can access. Once you have
your folder specified, click on Next to continue on to Custom Setup options.
6. On the Custom Setup options screen, you can specify what programs you
want your clients to have access to. If you do not want the user to have access
to a specific part of the software, such as TimeClock Manager, or Scheduler,
then click on that program and a drop down list will appear. If you do not
want them to be able to access that particular application, set the option to 'X’,
This feature will not be available. If this option is set, a shortcut to the
application will not be created. Once you have your applications configured
that you want to appear on the client machine, click on the Next button. The
next screen will be the final screen and once you click Install, the specified
client applications will become available from the client machines.
7. Once the install is complete, you may go to Start, Programs, TimeClock Plus
5.0, and you will have access to the TimeClock Plus applications that you
specified during the install.
You can run the client install by running the tcp5clnt.msi file located on the TimeClock
Plus CD. It is located on the CD in the Install directory in the Client folder.
X:\Install\Client\tcp5clnt.msi.Where “X” is the letter of the CD Drive.
QUICK START - NEXT STEP (Network Version):
Did you purchase any modules?
YES - proceed to Section 2.5 for installation of the module(s).
NO – will you be using the On-Screen TimeClock for employee clock
in/out?
YES – Proceed to Section 7 to configure the On-Screen TimeClock.
NO – Proceed to Section 8 to install the RDT Device(s).
2.5. Installing Optional Modules
Several optional modules are available for Version 5.0 of the TimeClock Plus
application, including Payroll Export Modules, Job Costing, Multi-Company, ShiftDifferential and others. These modules can be installed by downloading the module via
the AutoUpdate process or from the TimeClock Plus CD (both methods require the use of
an Activation Key provided by your TimeClock Plus representative). Once they are
downloaded, or added to Module Manager, they have to be enabled through Module
Manager.
2.5.1. Installing Modules Through AutoUpdate
The preferred method of installing a module is through the AutoUpdate utility. The steps
of downloading a module through the AutoUpdate utility are as follows.
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1. Open the AutoUpdate Utility.
2. Click on the Modules button.
3. Input the activation key provided by your TimeClock Plus Sales
Representative or by the TimeClock Plus Support Technician for this module,
and click on the Ok button.
4. The module will be downloaded and added to the list of available modules in
Module Manager.
Anytime that you are using AutoUpdate, you must have an internet connection already
established, if not, AutoUpdate will not be able to retrieve the updates or modules until
a connection to the internet is made.
2.5.2. Adding the Module from CD or file
In the event that a module cannot be acquired through AutoUpdate, a module can
be added if it is available on the TimeClock Plus CD or emailed from a
TimeClock Plus Support Technician. In order to add the module into the list of
modules in Module Manager, complete the following steps.
1. In the TimeClock Plus Module Manager window, click on the Add button.
2. In the Add Module window, click on the browse (…) button. Browse to the
Modules folder on the TimeClock CD or browse to the location of the .dll file
for this module, select the directory, and click ope n.
3. Select the module from the list and click on the Ok button.
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4. Input the activation key provided by your TimeClock Plus Sales
Representative or by the TimeClock Plus Support Technician for this module,
and click on the Ok button. This module will be added in the list of available
modules in Module Manager.
Once the module has been added to Module Manager, it must now be activated. When
you install a module in module manager, it is automatically activated for the current
company.
2.5.3. Loading the Module
The loading of any module is done through the Module Manager. Module Mana ger is
used to manage which machines each individual module will be loaded on.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Open the Module Manager.
Select the company.
Select the tab of the module type to be configured.
Select the module to be configured from the list, and click edit. Depending on
the module type, different options are available for loading. The three
exceptions listed above cannot be loaded individually, and must be loaded on
all machines available.
5. To enable, or activate the module for this company, highlight the module, and
then click on the Edit button.
6. When you edit the module, you will see an option to ‘Load this module’. If
you check that option, that module will become available on all machines for
that company the next time you open TimeClock Manager.
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To load the module only on particular machines:
a) Click the Add button in the Computer Specific Settings area.
b) Then select the machine you want to load the module on.
c) Check the Load This Module box for the machine selected.
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The option to ‘Halt application if module cannot be loaded’, if this option is
selected, and the Load This Module checkbox under Module Default Settings is
unchecked, the module will only be loaded on the machines specified.
The option to ‘Halt application if module cannot be loaded’, if checked, prevents
the TimeClock Plus application from opening if the module cannot load. Once
you have enabled, or activated that specific module, you can then go into the
application that uses that specific module (Manager, WinRemote, On-Screen
TimeClock, etc.) to begin configuration of that module.
QUICK START - NEXT STEP (Network Version):
Will you be using the On-Screen TimeClock for employee clock in/out?
YES – Proceed to Section 7 to configure the On-Screen TimeClock.
NO – Proceed to Section 8 to install the RDT Device(s).
SECTION III: INITIAL SETUP OF THE
TIMECLOCK PLUS MANAGER
Once the TimeClock Plus software and modules have been installed on your computer,
and any RDT devices connected, you must setup the TimeClock Plus application before
your initial use. There are up to four steps to setup of the TimeClock Plus application,
depending on how you will use the software:
1. Initialize/Setup the TimeClock Manager (required for all installations)
2. Setup of the On-Screen TimeClock (if employees will clock in/out via this
method instead of a Remote Data Terminal (RDT))
3. Setup of the TimeClock Scheduler (though setup of schedules is optional, they
are required for attendance monitoring functions within the TimeClock
Manager)
4. Setup of any modules purchased
This section will walk you through the initialization and setup procedure of the
TimeClock Manager. Subsequent sections of this user guide will present setup
procedures for the other parts of the application (On-Screen TimeClock, Scheduler and
optional modules).
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3. Initial Setup of TimeClock Manager
3.1. Setting up the company
The first step in initializing TimeClock Plus is the setup of your company.
1. Begin the company setup by launching TimeClock Manager from the Windows
Start Menu.
2. The Company Info screen will appear. Whe n prompted enter the Company I.D.
Number and Company Name, click on the Next button when this is complete.
If you purchased the multi-company module, you should have already installed and
enabled it or if you have not, install and enable it now.
Refer to section 2.5 for installing additional modules.
3. You will then be asked to enter an Initial Workweek. The Initial Workweek is
the first day of the first week for which you will be using TimeClock Plus to
gather punches.
Regardless of the type of pay period(s) you use, TimeClock Plus calculates overtime on
a weekly basis. For instance, if your pay week begins on Sunday, and if you will begin
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collecting punches on Wednesday, you would enter the Sunday prior t o the Wednesday
in the Period Base Date as MM/DD/YY.
4. To complete the company setup, click on the Finish button. After reviewing the
information you have entered, click Yes to accept it and complete the company
setup.
5. The system then returns you to the Select Company dialog box. To select the
company name you just setup, double click it from the Select Company list.
6. The Login Screen will display. If this is a new company, no password will be
setup yet, so you can log in as supervisor without a password. If you converted
data or already entered a password, then you will need to enter the correct
supervisor password.
7. The system will ask if you would like to run the Quick Setup Wizard now? Press
Yes to begin the Quick Setup, or No if you would like to exit the setup until a
later date.
QUICK START – NEXT STEP:
Once your company has been setup you must establish the codes and rules
the TimeClock Plus application will use when collecting and managing punch
activity. The Quick Setup Wizard walks you through setting up REQUIRED
codes and rules.
3.2. The Quick Setup Wizard
When you launch TimeClock Manager for the first time, you will be prompted if you
would like to launch the Quick Setup Wizard to assist with you the initial setup. If you
choose to run the Quick Setup Wizard, proceed through each of the wizard screens by
pressing Next. It is not a requirement that the Quick Setup Wizard be initiated because
you may run the Quick Setup Wizard at any time by choosing it from the File Menu. Also
all the settings addressed in the wizard are available from various menus in the
TimeClock Manager.
The Quick Setup Wizard is only available i f you are logged in as SUPERVISOR.
3.2.1. Initial Settings
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This screen requires the completion of three settings used throughout the system.
1. How do you refer to the individuals being tracking in TimeClock Plus? Enter the
title you use to refer to the individuals who will be clocking in and out via
TimeClock Plus. The title established here will display throughout the system
when these individuals are referenced and can be changed at a later time. For
example, Student.
2. What is your default reporting period? Select the frequency for which payroll
reports are normally produced (Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Semi-Monthly and Monthly).
This sets the default reporting period for reports. This is used in the automatic
calculation of payroll dates for reports and does NOT affect how hours are
calculated.
3. What are your pay period start dates? Specify the start dates for up to two pay
periods per month. This is also used in the calculation of payroll dates for
reporting and does NOT affect how hours are calculated.
3.2.2. Hour Calculations
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The Hour Calculations screen is used to establish rules specific to overtime and
premiums when calculating hours during a specific period.
1. Calculate hours counting toward overtime but not earning overtime first –If this
option is checked, the system will push all non-overtime hours to the beginning of
the day or week, before overtime is calculated. If not checked, all hours will be
counted in relation to overtime on the day and time that they are worked. For
example, with this option checked and you have vacation hours at the end of the
week, the vacation hours will be calculated first, to help reach overtime faster.
2. Include premium pay in base rate when calculating overtime – If this option is
checked, the pay rate for overtime is calculated by adding the employee’s
premium pay to their base rate before applying the overtime factor. If this option
is not checked, the overtime rate is calculated by multiplying the base rate times
the overtime factor, then adding the premium pay to that figure.
3. Pay multiple premiums if they occur in the same shift – If this option is checked,
employees will be paid all premiums for which they are eligible for a single shift.
If it is not checked, then the individual will earn the highest of the premiums but
not both. This allowsthis option allows them to get paid a premium for Holidays
as well as a premium for the 7th day worked.
3.2.3. Time Settings
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This screen is used to configure how the time on client workstations and/or Remote Data
Terminals will synchronize with the time on the TimeClock Plus database server.
For previous versions of TimeClock Plus, this was referred to as “TimeServer”. In 5.0,
time settings are handled on this screen and no configuration at the client is required
(as it was in previous versions).
1. Method for retrieving the time – Select the appropriate option from the dropdown
list:
a. Use the database server time with no adjustments – If selected, client
workstations and RDTs will pull their time from your database server with
no adjustments made for time zones. This setting should be selected if all
client workstations and RDTs are located in the same time zone as the
database server.
b. Use the database server time adjusted to time zone – If selected, client
workstations and RDTs will pull their time from the database server and a
time zone adjustment will be applied. This setting should be selected if
client workstations and RDTs are NOT located in the same time zone as
the database server. This option should be utilized for an organization
collecting time in a distributed environment across multiple time zones.
The system will automatically adjust in/out punches based on the actual
time zone of the client machine in which work is being performed (must
set Time zone in the next section).
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The ‘Use the database server time adjusted to time zone’ option is not available if you
are using SQL Server 7.0.
c. Use the local system time – If selected, each client will pull time from its
own clock and not look to the database server. NOTE: This option is not
recommended because if an employee changes the system time at point of
clock in, it will change the recorded time.
2. Time Zone – This option becomes available only if you configure the system to
“Use the database server time adjusted to time zone” (see above description). If
the field is available, input the time zone in which yo ur TimeClock Plus clients
will be located.
3. Adjust for daylight savings time – Select “Yes” if you want the TimeClock
system to adjust for daylight savings time (rather than relying on the database
server to adjust its time).
3.2.4. Tracked Field Names
Tracked fields are used in TimeClock Plus to collect information from employees as they
clock in and/or out of a shift, such as “tips” in a restaurant or “pieces” in a production
environment.
To set up a tracked field, enter its name in one of the three Tracked Field Name fields.
Choose the decimals field to enter the number of decimal places you wish to restrict the
input for this tab to (up to 4 decimal places). For example, a restaurant might set the
name to Tips and the decimals to 2 in order to collect dollars and cents.
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In the next section of the Quick Setup wizard, Tracked Fields are assigned to
individual Job Codes.
3.2.5. Job Codes
Employee time is captured for each employee by Employee ID number AND Job Code
number (every employee must have at least one clockable job code assigned to them).
Job Codes can be used to capture employee time by Department or Job Task in order to
provide real- time tracking of personnel costs at a level meaningful for your operation.
Examples of job codes are:
ü A “General” job code might be used for all employees if no departmental or task
level tracking is required
ü Department-oriented job codes such as Administrative, Shipping, Assembly1
might be used
ü Task-oriented job codes such as Mechanic, Welder, or Driver might be used
All job codes do not have to be added during the Quick Setup Wizard. They can be
added via the TimeClock Manager at any time; however, job codes must be available
for assignment to individual employees during the employee setup process (see Section
3.3.3). To add a job code after the Quick Setup process, select “Configuration” then
“Master Job Code List” from the TimeClock Manager Main Menu.
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Job Codes can also be imported from a file produced by another application (your
previous timekeeping system for example). Consider importing Job Codes if you will
be using more than 20 job codes. See Section 4.3 of this manual for information on
this import process.
3.2.5.1. To add a job code (clockable or non-clockable):
1. Click on the Add button on the Job Codes screen. The Edit Job Code screen
will appear with several different tabs for settings.
There are only 4 informational items that have to be considered when setting up job
codes: Job Code number, Description/Name, a check box to indicate if it is “Active”
and a check box to indicate if the time collected via this Job Code will be “clockable”.
3.2.5.2. Information Tab: This tab is used to define a job code and set its defaults.
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2. Where prompted, input the Job Code number (up to 10 characters in length,
numeric only) and its Description (or name, up to 30 characters in length,
alphanumeric).
3. You should also mark if the job code is active by placing a mark in the Active
check box.
4. Code is clockable – If this option is checked, this designates that the job code
can be used for clock in and out purposes (vs. a sick or vacation job code
which would only be input via editing of a time record).
5. The Export As field may be used if you will be exporting data to another
application, such as payroll software. However, this field can be left blank
during the Quick Setup Wizard and edited before exporting begins via the
Master Job Cost List (refer to Section 4.3 on importing the Job Code List).
6. When reporting, the Group field is used to group job codes together for
summarization. This is not a required field and can also be added at a later
date via the Master Job Code List. These are the groups used to sort and group
when using the Job Code Group Detail and Job Code Group Summary reports.
7. If the optional Job Costing Module is installed you may want to utilize Cost
Code Groups. The Cost Code Group field is used to designate what group of
Cost Codes can be utilized in conjunction with this Job code when performing
job costing. This is not a required field and can be added at a later date via the
Master Job Code List. This allows a job code or employee to only have access
to certain specified cost codes.
These settings are default settings and can be overridden per employee.
Each employee is required to have at least one clockable job code to be able to perform
a clock operation.
8. Hours worked earn overtime - If this option is checked, any hours recorded to
this job code that are worked past the overtime mark, earn overtime. For
example, if an employee is set to reach overtime at 40 hours, all hours worked
over 40 will be considered overtime.
9. Hours worked count toward overtime - If this option is checked, all hours
worked under this job code will count towards the overtime total.
10. Require entry of cost code when using this job code - If checked, the system
will require the entry of a Cost Code each time the employee clocks in using
this Job Code (only valid if the optional Job Costing module is being used).
11. Require entry of tracked fields 1, 2 and 3 - If this option is checked the system
will require input of a value for the designated Tracked Field at clock in or
out, both in and out, or by a manager/user only (depending on how the
Tracked Field is configured via Configuration, Preferences, Defaults, Tracked
Fields).
3.2.5.3. Breaks Tab:
You can configure from 0 – 3 automatic break deductions for a job code. The automatic
break deduction will be deducted from the end of the shift. These automatic deductions
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are only taken if the specified hours have been worked. For example, the system can
automatically deduct a 30 minute break for shifts that are longer than 4 hours. Automatic
deductions are deducted for straight segments containing only one job code. If an
individual clocks in and out for break the clocked break settings will be used. Also,
indicate whether breaks for this job code are paid or non-paid. An example of this is that
you can specify a morning break to be paid while a lunch break is not paid. If the
morning break is set to “paid ”, you can specify if the break is paid or not if it exceeds XX
minutes. You can also specify how many minutes, XX of that break are paid.
3.2.5.4. Break Rounding Tab:
This tab allows you to specify the rules for break rounding. There are two options, accept
company-wide settings for minimums and rounding (configured in TimeClock Manager
Defaults), or establish settings specifically for this job code.
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1. Begin by selecting the Break you wish to setup from the Break Type drop-down
box.
2. Next, enable whether this break will use company wide settings (configured in
TimeClock Manager Defaults), or have its own rules established for minimums
and rounding by checking the appropriate box.
3. If the following settings for this job code are checked, the rest of the tab becomes
enabled with additional options for this break type for this job code.
a) Enforce minimum break length of X minutes – if this option is checked,
when employees clock out with this break code, for this job code, they
will be forced to take a minimum break of X minutes.
b) Round breaks to nearest X minutes – if this option is checked, the break
will automatically be rounded to the nearest X minutes rounding up after
X minutes.
3.2.5.5. Segment Minimums Tab:
This tab allows you to specify a minimum length of time that an employee will be
credited for a segment or shift utilizing this Job code. For example, a company might
utilize a Job Code titled “Team Meeting” for a standing weekly meeting that all bus
drivers attend. An agreement with the drivers might state that no matter how long this
meeting actually lasts, all attendees will be credited for a minimum of 2 hours, or 2:00.
For this example, the Enable segment minimum for this job code field would be enabled
and 2:00 would be input to the Minimum segment length field.
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If they clock out early, the system still gives them 2 hours. If they go over 2 hours, the
system will record the actual time that they clocked out.
When using segment minimums the time in and time out values for the shift remain
unchanged but the total hours reflect the segment minimum. For example, a shift
might be from 7:00 AM to 7:15 AM and show 1 hour worked.
3.2.5.6. Auto Out Tab:
A job code can be configured to automatically clock out an employee with the specified
amount of hours. For example, if an employee clocks in on a Job Code and then they
leave the office, you can configure the system to automatically clock them out for X
hours. You enable this by editing their Job Code, and enabling Auto Out for that specific
Job Code and assigning it X hours.
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3.2.5.7. Custom Fields Tab:
The Custom Fields tab holds any user-defined fields that have been added to Job Code
records (refer to section 6.6 for more information on defining Custom Fields).
This tab will be blank until Custom Fields have been established at the Job Code level.
The main purpose for Custom Fields is to track information that will be exported for
importing into your payroll software. The Custom Fields that are used with payroll
modules are added automatically when you load the payroll module. You can also
manually add in Custom Fields for your own tracking if you would like.
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Custom fields can be added in two ways:
1. Manually via Configuration, Preferences, Custom Fields.
2. Automatically during the addition of a TimeClock Plus optional module (such as
a payroll export).
You can now go back and make changes to information previously input with the “Quick
Setup Wizard” or click on the Finish button if no changes are required.
QUICK START – NEXT STEP:
Registering your TimeClock Plus system provides the following benefits:
ü Access to the DMI Technical Support Team
ü Notification of new products and enhancements
To register on-line via the internet, launch the AutoUpdate Utility via the
Windows Start Menu and click on the Register button. To fax your
registration, use the Print option and fax the registration sheet to (325)
223-9104.
Before setting up employees and collecting punches, there are several other
system-wide settings that should be considered and possibly configured.
The next section addresses these settings.
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3.3. Employee Templates
Often a company will have several groups of employees with similar work and pay rules.
For example, all administrative staff may work 9-5:00 and track their time to Job Code
“300-Admin Staff”, while warehouse employees may work a standard shift of 7:30 – 4:30
and may track their time to numerous job codes throughout the day (common working
hours but not common job codes). The TimeClock Plus system allows for the setup of
“Templates” which can be assigned to different categories of employees to speed up their
setup in the system (ex. Administrative Staff, Warehouse Staff, Drivers, etc.).
1. To setup a Template select “Employee” from the Main Menu then
“Template”. The Edit Employee Template screen will display.
2. Press New to access the Unnamed Template screen and input the name for the
new Template in the Template: field.
3. Complete any or all of the tabs for the template you are defining, as follows:
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3.3.1. The Info Tab
The Info Tab is designed to contain all personal information for an employee such as
name, address, phone, etc. Most of these fields do not apply to a Template (they will be
personalized for each employee) and should be left blank, so you may only enter any
employee information that can be used as default for this template.
Classification – this is an optional, multi-purpose field (numeric only). It is designed for
use in grouping employees for reporting, editing, and/or control purposes via the Criteria
Function (see Section 3.5 for more information on Criteria). For example, if a company
has multiple physical locations, employees at corporate HQ might be given classification
code “1” while employees in an out of state location might be given classification code
“2”. Functions within the system, and reports, could then be filtered to only include
employees in classification code “1”, etc.
Dept: - this is an optional field (alpha-numeric). This field may be populated to maintain
the department that an employee is assigned to. Data can either be selected from the
field’s drop-down box, or entries can be added to the drop-down box on the fly by typing
them into this field.
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Badge: - This is an option field (alpha- numeric). If you are using an RDT with a card
reader or Serial Scanner in conjunction with the On-Screen TimeClock you can assign a
badge number to an employee.
In previous versions you would have to make the employee number the card number.
Now you can have an independent employee number from their badge assigned to
them.
Export Code: - This is an option field (alpha-numeric). If you will be exporting to a
payroll software package and your TimeClock employee number is different than your
code in the payroll software, you can enter your payroll software code in the Export Code
field. When exporting data to import into your payroll software, if entered, this will be
the employee identifier exported.
Network Id: - This is an optional field (alpha- numeric). This option allows you to specify
the network logon information for a particular employee. This works in conjunction with
the On-Screen TimeClock to determine the employee number. This option is further
covered in section 7.1.2.
Individual is Suspended (check box): - This option, if checked, designates this employee
as being suspended. This is an option that can be filtered through Criteria to exclude an
employee from reports, lists, exports, etc.
Enable Job Costing for this individual (check box) – only applicable if the Job Costing
Module was purchased. Job Costing must be turned on for an employee if they will be
tracking their time at the multiple levels provided by the Job Costing Module. If job
costing for an employee is turned off, that employee will never be asked for a cost code
when making clock transactions (even if the job code they use is setup to require a cost
code).
3.3.2. The Custom Tab
This tab is used to input data to the Custom, or user-defined, employee fields in
TimeClock Plus (refer to Section 5.1.2 regarding establishing Custom fields at the
Employee Level). Available custom fields will display in the “Field” column.
To input data for one of the Custom Fields, for this template, double-click on the line
item and type in your input to the “Value” column (or make a selection from the dropdown box displayed if this custom field was established as an Item-List type).
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3.3.3. The Jobs Tab
The Jobs tab of the template is used to establish a default pay rate and all job codes
effective for the template. A default pay rate may not apply to all employees to whom the
template will be applied and this field can be left blank. Because at least one clockable
job code is required for every employee, if you are using templates, it is recommended
that at least one job code be added to the template’s Jobs tab.
If you have job costing enabled, and cost code groups are created, you can assign a
cost code group to this template. This is beneficial because you can configure the
system so that this template only has access to certain cost codes instead of the entire
Cost Code list. Refer to section 11.3.6 for more information on Cost Code Groups.
Adding a Job Code to the Template
1. To add a job code, select Add and the Edit Job Code dialogue box will display
with four tabs of data for completion.
2. Complete these tabs as follows:
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3.3.3.1. Information Tab
This tab is used to select a Job Code to be added to the template and define pay rates and
calculations associated with it (if applicable).
Job Code – Access the Job Code list by pressing the dropdown box button to the right of
the edit field. (Note: you can also add a new job code to the Master Job Code list from
this screen by pressing the New Code button to the right of the Job Code field).
Description – once a job code is selected (or added to the Master Job Code list) the
description field will populate
Pay Rates
Use default rate – if selected, the employee’s default rate will be used (maintained
on the Jobs tab in Employee, Add/Edit).
Specify rate for this job code – if you do not want to use the default rate for this
job code for an employee, select this item and input the employee’s hourly wage
for this job in the “Rate” field.
Calculations
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Code is Active (must also be active in Master Job Code List) – if this option is
checked, this job code is “active” for this template.
Code is Clockable – if this option is checked, an employee can clock in/out using
this Job Code via On-Screen TimeClock or RDT device.
Code Counts Toward Overtime – some hours worked may count toward an
employee’s overtime but not actually earn overtime. This check box is used to
specify this for a particular job code (Note: The next check box should not be
enabled in order to specify this treatment of hours for this job code – uncheck the
“Code earns overtime” box and this box then becomes available for entry).
Code Earns Overtime – if this option is checked, hours worked under this job will
earn overtime and will count toward overtime (as designated by the previous line
item being automatically enabled when this line item is checked).
Job is default job for individual – if this option is checked, this job code will be
used to collect this employee’s time unless a Job Code Change is performed at the
time of clock in/out. If they have more than one clockable job code, the default
job code will be the first code to show up in the list when clocking in or out.
Force Overtime1 (Overtime 2) for this Code – if checked, all time worked under
this job code will be treated as Overtime (either type 1 or 2).
Ask for Cost Code when using this job code – this option box will only display if
the optional Job Costing Module has been purchased and installed. If this option
is checked, every time the employee tracks time to this job code they will also be
prompted for a cost code and any additional detail associated with it (for more
information refer to Section 11 on the Job Costing Module).
3.3.3.2. Tracked Fields Tab
This tab is used to designate whether any (or all) of the three available Tracked Fields
will be utilized with this Job Code for this template.
Tracked fields are used to track amounts with shift s. For example, tips for wait staff,
pieces for a manufacturer, or parts for a builder.
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From the drop down box alongside each Tracked Field select the rule that applies for this
Tracked Field, for this Job Code, for this Employee – as follows:
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Disabled – no tracked field information is required.
Manager entry only – entry of tracked field data can only be performed by a
manager (via the TimeClock Manager application).
On clock in – the employee will be asked to input the tracked field data upon
clock in.
On Clock out – the employee will be asked to input the tracked field data
upon clock out.
On clock in and clock out – the employee will be asked to input the tracked
field data upon clock in AND upon clock out.
3.3.3.3. Custom Tab
This tab is used to configure any Custom, or user-defined, employee fields for this
template (refer to Section 3.2.5.7 regarding establishing Custom fields at the Employee
Job Code level). Available custom fields will display in the “Field” column. To input
data for this job code, double-click on the line item and type your input to the
“Description” column (or make a selection from the drop-down box displayed if this
custom field was established as an Item-List type).
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If you are configuring Custom Fields for an export module, these employee job custom
fields, once configured, will override job code custom fields.
3.3.3.4. Accruals Tab
This tab is used to establish accrual reset and caps for this Job Code, for this Template.
Accrual Reset
Select the rule for resetting each employee’s accruals for this Job Code (this
template only):
Do not automatically reset accruals to this job code – This option should be
selected if carryovers are permitted and accrual balances are not reset at any time.
Reset accruals to this job code on the individuals hire date anniversary – This
option should be selected if an employee loses their accrual balance each year
upon their hire date anniversary.
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Reset accruals to this job code on a specific date – This option should be selected
if an employee loses their accrual balance on a specific date each year and the
accrual balance gets reset.
On the reset date, the accrual remaining can be reset to XX hours or back to 0. If
resetting to a certain value the accrual will only be reset if the individual has more
hours accrued than the value. For example, if an individual’s sick accruals reset to 40
hours at the end of the year and they only have 36 hours remaining, no reset action
will be taken. If however they have 42 hours remaining the remaining will reset to 40.
Accrual Caps
If accruals to this Job Code, for this Employee, should be capped, activate the Cap
accruals to this job code box by placing a check mark in it. Complete the
definition of the accrual cap rule by designating whether the cap is based on hours
accrued or hours remaining and for what period of time.
Hours Accrued: This puts a cap on the total hours accrued for the year.
Hours Remaining: This puts a cap on the total hours remaining after deductions.
Cease accruing hours if hours exceed (Hour cap): This is where you specify the
total amount of hours that this job code can accrue during the period specified.
If you want to setup a rule so that this job code cannot accrue more than 40 hours in a
year based on their hire date, specify the cap as Hours Accrued, Cease accruing hours
if hours exceed 40, and in the period Yearly beginning on hire date.
Once all tabs of the Edit Job Code screen have been completed for this job code, click on
the OK button to save (or Cancel to exit without saving your input).
3.3.3.5. Editing a Job Code on a Template
1) To edit a job code for a template, click on the job code to select it (it will become
highlighted) then press Edit.
2) The Edit Job Code screen will display. Make any required changes to the
provided tabs then click on the OK button to accept your changes (or Cancel to
return it to previous settings).
3.3.3.6. Deleting a Job Code from a Template
1) To delete a job code from a template, click on the job code to select it (it will
become highlighted), then press Delete.
2) You will be asked if you are sure you wish to delete the selected job code, select
either Yes to complete the deletion or No to cancel the deletion.
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3.3.4. The Overtime Tab
The Overtime Tab is used to designate overtime rules for a template. This determines
how overtime is calculated and has nothing to do with pay frequency (Ex. You may pay
all employees weekly overtime on a semi- monthly pay frequency).
TimeClock Plus allows for the calculation of two overtimes if required. For example,
your company may pay time-and-a-half for hours worked between 41 and 60, and
double-time for any hours worked over 60.
Company-wide defaults can be adopted for a template’s overtime rules by checking the
“Use Default Information” box
3.3.4.1. Overtime Calculations
From the drop-down box, select the method used to calculate overtime for this template,
there are 10 options available:
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Remember that either of the “Best of” methods requires the entry of a default rate of
pay for the employee – in order for the best overtime method to be calculated.
Best of Bi-Weekly vs. Daily – the system will calculate overtime on a daily and
bi-weekly basis for the employee. Overtime will be based on the higher of the two
overtimes, whichever benefits the employee.
Best of Weekly vs. Daily – the system will calculate overtimes on a daily and
weekly basis for the employee. Overtime will be based on the higher of the two
overtimes, whichever benefits the employee.
Bi-Weekly – overtime for an employee is based on X hours worked over a 14-day
work period.
Both Daily and Bi-Weekly – the system will calculate overtime on a daily and
biweekly basis for employees. Total overtime will be a sum of daily overtime
plus weekly overtime. With this method, daily overtime is calculated first and
then regular hours are calculated to determine weekly overtime.
Both Daily and Weekly – the system will calculate overtime on a daily and
weekly basis for employees. Total overtime will be a sum of daily overtime plus
weekly overtime. With this method, daily overtime is calculated first and then
regular hours are calculated to determine weekly overtime.
Both Daily and Bi-Weekly (2) – the system will calculate overtime on a daily and
biweekly basis for employees. Total overtime will be a sum of daily overtime
plus weekly overtime. With this method, daily overtime is calculated first and
then all hours are re-calculated to determine weekly overtime. The weekly and
daily overtimes are merged to obtain the calculations for the period.
Both Daily and Weekly (2) – the system will calculate overtime on a daily and
weekly basis for employees. Total overtime will be a sum of daily overtime plus
weekly overtime. With this method, daily overtime is calculated first and then all
hours are re-calculated to determine weekly overtime. The weekly and daily
overtimes are merged to obtain the calculations for the period.
Daily Overtime – overtime for employees is based on an X hour workday.
Salaried – no overtime will be calculated for a salaried employee. However, if
selected, an option is available to enter the salaried amount per year for this
employee in the Overtime Settings section of the screen. This amount will be
used in calculating labor cost for a week.
Weekly Overtime – overtime for employees is based on X hour s per workweek.
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To insure biweekly OT is calculated correctly, the biweekly base date must be correctly
setup in the Quick Setup Wizard and pay rates must be entered for all job codes.
3.3.4.2. Overtime Multipliers
In the two input boxes, enter the multipliers you use to calculate overtime for this
employee (ex. 1.5 equals time-and-a-half and 2.00 equals double-time).
3.3.4.3. Overtime Settings
This section is used to set the number of hours an employee must work in a period to
qualify for overtime. Overtime Settings change as you toggle between the Overtime
Calculations options (via drop-down box), allowing you to enter the number of hours
required for each type.
1. Individual also earns salaried amount – If this option is checked, you can enter a
salaried figure along with overtime. This amount will be used in calculating labor
cost for a week.
2. Ignore Regular hours for this individual – If this option is checked, in reports and
exports, this employee will only show overtime hours.
The Advanced Button
The Advanced Button will take you to a window that allows you to set Holiday Pay
and/or Seventh Consecutive Day Overtime Rules for this template.
3.3.4.4. Holiday Pay
In order for an employee to receive Holiday Pay the holiday must be set up in the
Holiday Calendar of TimeClock Plus, refer to Section 6.10 of this manual for
information on setup of the Holiday Calendar).
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If you calculate overtime differently for a day designated as a “holiday”, select the option
'Override current overtime calculations.' This will make available the two input boxes for
number of hours that have to be worked for the holiday to qualify for Overtime#1 or
Overtime#2. For example, if you want to pay overtime all day on a holiday, you would
set this option to pay Overtime#1 after 0.00 hours per day. If you want to pay
Overtime#2 after 8 hours on a holiday you would set it for overtime#2 after 8.00 hours.
The Holiday and 7th day will only take place if it results in more overtime for the
employee. The settings will not be processed if the resulting calculations are not
beneficial for the employee.
If you pay a shift premium for hours worked on a designated “holiday”, select the option
Pay a shift premium of X dollar(s) per hour and input the amount paid per hour. For
example, if an employee is configured to earn $2.00 per hour premium pay for hours
worked on holidays and the employee is clocked in under a job code which pays $8.00
per hour, the employee will earn $10.00 per hour for hours worked on the holiday.
3.3.4.5. Seventh Consecutive Day Overtime
If overtime is calculated for the seventh consecutive day worked, select the option
'Override current overtime calculations.' This will make available the two input boxes for
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number of hours that have to be worked for the seventh consecutive day in order to
qualify for Overtime1 or Overtime2.
If you pay a shift premium for hours worked on the seventh consecutive day, select the
option Pay a shift premium of X dollar(s) per hour and input the amount paid per hour on
the seventh consecutive day.
3.3.5. The Accrual Tab
The Accrual Tab is used to assign accruals for sick, vacation, etc. to a template. During
the Add process accruals can be selected from the pre-established Accrual Rules or they
can be added on-the- fly.
Remember, Company-wide defaults can be adopted for a template’s accrual rules by
checking the “Use Default Information” box on this tab.
3.3.5.1. To assign an accrual rule to an template
1. Click the Add button on the Accrual Tab.
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2. Click the dropdown box (…), next to the Accrual Rule ID edit box to access a list
of available accrual rules.
Before accrual rules can be assigned to an employee they must be setup in TimeClock
Plus via the Configuration Menu, Accrual Rules selection. Accrual rules can be added
from the employee Accrual tab by clicking the New button, which displays the Accrual
Add process. Refer to section 6.11 for more information on setting up accrual rules.
ü Select the accrual rule you wish to apply to this template from the drop down box
by double clicking it.
ü If additional rules need to be added, double click those to add them as well. All
accrual rules applied to this template will display on this screen.
3.3.6. The Restrictions Tab
The Restrictions Tab is used to set rules for this template for rounding punches (to the
quarter hour for example) and restricting clock-in based on number of hours worked in
the work week.
Company-wide defaults can be adopted for clock in/out restrictions by checking the
“Use Default Information” box on this tab.
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3.3.6.1. Auto Rounding (No Schedule Required)
Often companies have a policy that requires that in and out times are automatically
rounded to the nearest X minutes, backwards or forwards. This feature will automatically
round an employee’s clock in or out times, up or back, without the need for a schedule.
To enable the auto rounding feature:
1. Begin by placing a check in the Clock In or Clock Out box on the Restrictions
Tab.
2. Next, enter the number of minutes you want to round to in the To nearest X
minutes input box (for example, input 15 if you want to round to the nearest
quarter hour, or back to the last quarter hour).
3. Next, enter the number of minutes you want to round up from in the Round up at
X minutes input box. For example, Input 8 if you want to round up to the next
quarter hour if an employee is clocking in at/after 8:08, 8:23, 8:38 or 8:53. If an
employee clocks in at 6 minutes after, their time will be rounded back to the
previous quarter hour. If it is after 8 minutes, it will round to the next quarter
hour.
3.3.6.2. Clock In Restrictions
This feature will prevent employees from clocking in if they reached overtime or a
specified number of hours based on their previous clock out. One or both operations
can be used.
This will only restrict a clock in operation. If an employee reaches overtime while
clocked in they can continue to work. For additional help managing overtime, use the
Approaching Overtime Report to monitor hours in real-time.
To restrict someone from clocking in if they reached overtime on their last shift worked,
place a check in the Restrict clock in when individual reaches overtime box.
To restrict someone from clocking in once they have worked a designated number of
hours in the week, place a check in the Restrict clock in when individual reaches X hours
in the work week and input the number of hours in the input box.
Note: This will restrict them from clocking in the next time they try clocking in and have
gone over the XX hours mark.
3.3.7. The Scheduler Tab
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The Scheduler Tab has two purposes
ü For restricting clock in/out for employees to which the template is applied,
based on their schedule
ü For rounding each employee’s clock in/out to their schedule
Both of these operations require a schedule for the employee in the TimeClock Plus
Scheduler application. Refer to section 10 to setup schedules.
Company-wide defaults can be adopted for restrictions to schedule for this template by
checking the “Use Default Information” box on this tab.
If an employee attempts to clock in/out outside the parameters set on the Scheduler Tab,
they will not be allowed to do so without a manager’s approval.
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Rounding takes place BEFORE schedule restrictions are applied. For example, if you
round early clock-in within 15 minutes of their scheduled time AND restrict early
clock-in outside 10 minutes, the restriction will never be used because the time will
always be rounded to the scheduled time unless they clock in outside the 15 minute
round to schedule time.
3.3.7.1. Approval Required for (Schedule Required)
This section is used to designate how many minutes early or late an employee can clock
in/out without manager approval. To set any or all of these four restrictions, place a
check in the box next to restriction you want to activate and input the number of minutes
they cannot exceed.
Early Clock In, Outside X minutes – if enabled, this option will prevent an
employee from clocking in more than X minutes ahead of their scheduled start
time, without manager approval.
Late Clock In, Outside X minutes – if enabled, this option will prevent an
employee from clocking in more than X minutes after their scheduled start time,
without manager approval.
Early Clock Out, Outside X minutes – this option will prevent an employee from
clocking out more than X minutes ahead of their scheduled stop time, without
manager approval.
Late Clock Out, Outside X minutes – this option will prevent an employee from
clocking out more than X minutes after their scheduled stop time, without
manager approva l.
3.3.7.2. Round to Schedule
This section is used to automatically round an employee to their scheduled clock in and
out times, for those organizations paying to schedule.
REMINDER - Rounding takes place BEFORE schedule restrictions.
Round clock in time to scheduled clock in time when clocking in up to X minutes
early or Y minutes late – will round the employee’s clock in time to their schedule
if they are up to X minutes early or Y minutes late. If they are outside the X and
Y parameters, their actual clock in time will be recorded.
Round clock out time to scheduled clock out time when clocking out up to X
minutes early or Y minutes late – will round the employee’s clock out time to
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their schedule if they are up to X minutes early or Y minutes late. If they are
outside the X and Y parameters, their actual clock out time will be recorded.
Once “Round-to-Schedule” restrictions have been added for an employee, they can be
tested by pressing the Test button on the bottom of this tab. The Test Schedule
Rounding screen will display which allows you to simulate how a clock-in or clock-out
will be treated based on the rounding and schedule restrictions you have established.
The order in which they appear in the Test Schedule Rounding, is the order in which
rounding took place.
1. Enter the date you wish to perform the simulation for in the Date: field.
2. Enter the clock- in or clock-out time you wish to test in the Time: field and enable
either In or Out to designate whether you want to test this time as a clock- in or
clock-out.
3. Click on the Test button.
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4. Results of the test will display on the screen for rounding to schedule, auto
rounding and schedule restrictions for this employee. If expected results do not
display, click on the Close button and return to the Restrictions and Scheduler
tabs to change your settings.
3.3.8. The Miscellaneous Tab
The Miscellaneous Tab is used to provide additional detail about employees to which a
template is applied, and any approvals required for their time.
3.3.8.1. Options
This section of the screen is used to designate whether any approvals of shifts/time are
required for this template.
Shifts must be approved by manager before week can be closed – If this option is
checked, all shifts for employees must be approved by a manager before the week
can be closed. This approval is performed via Edit Hours or the Approval
Manager.
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Shifts worked must be approved by this individual before the week can be closed
– If checked, all shifts for employees must be approved by the employee before
the week can be closed. This approval is performed via the View Hours Process
provided by the On-Screen TimeClock or Edit Hours.
All required approvals must be completed before the Close Week Process is begun.
See Section 9.2 for more information on the Approval Manager.
Always use default job code when clocking in – If this option is checked, the
system would use the employee’s default Job Code when clocking in.
Shift Schedule (requires shift differential module) – This is where you specify
which 24 hour period the employee will be working.
3.3.9. The Access Tab
This tab is used to designate which TimeClock Users have access to the employee’s
personal information, whether Universal or Individual access.
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Universal access is determined via the User List settings (Configuration à User List).
Individual access is granted on this screen by clicking on the User you wish to add access
to, placing a red check mark next to their name.
If you specify a user on the Access Tab to have access to an employee, it automatically
adds that employee to that particular user’s list of available employees. This saves you
from having to enter in the information in both places, in the User list as well as the
Access tab of the employee.
Manager – The employee’s manager can also be designated via the dropdown box at the
bottom of this tab. You can filter Criteria based on the Manager field.
3.3.9.1. To Save the New Template
To save the new Template you must click on the Save button at the bottom of the Edit
Employee Templates screen. If you click on the Close button, all information will be
lost and the system will exit the Edit Employee Templates screen.
3.4. Employee Defaults
Section 3.3 addressed the use of the Employee by those companies with employee groups
and common work rules for those groups. For companies with similar rules for most or
all of their employees (ex. a single overtime pay rule, common accrual rules and /or clock
in/out restrictions), a helpful shortcut provided for entering new employees is the ability
to setup company-wide defaults for specific employee fields . These defaults can then
be applied via a simple check box for each employee rather than having to be manually
input for each.
Establishing default rules for employees is highly recommended for any company that
applies standard treatment of Overtime, etc. to all or most of their employees.
To access the Employee Defaults settings, from the TimeClock Plus Manager Main
Menu, select “Employee”, then “Default Information”. Walk through each of the four
Employee Default Tabs (Overtime, Accrual, Restrictions, and Scheduler) and input the
settings most common to the largest population of employees (applying these defaults
when inputting a new employee is described in Section 3.4 of this manual.)
Refer to section 3.3, for detailed information on how each option/setting operates for
the Overtime tab, Accrual tab, Restrictions tab, and Scheduler tab.
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3.5. Using Criteria to Filter Processes and Reports
Because companies often have the need to perform certain operations only for a selected
group of employees (for example, by physical location or for one department), the
TimeClock Plus system provides the ability to filter employees when performing several
processes in the system. The use of Criteria to filter is presented here because how you
can filter or group your employees will determine how you use several of the standard
and custom fields within the system (such as Classification or Custom Fields).
A few examples of processes that utilize Criteria for filtering are:
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Running a Report
Globally Adding/Deleting a Job Code for Employees
Globally Adding a Shift for Employees
Exporting Employee Information for the Pay Period
Sending a Message to a Group of Employees
Viewing a Log of Clock in/Out Overrides by Managers
Viewing employee lists
All processes that can be filtered feature a Criteria button on their input screens which
when pressed displays the following Criteria Screen.
Filtering can be performed based on one field or a combination of the Standard Fields
and Custom Fields presented on the Criteria Screen as follows:
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Filter by individuals number – This option allows you to “include” or “exclude” a
single individual or range of individuals by their employee number.
Filter by classification to – If this option is checked, this field allows you to
“include” or “exclude” individuals by a single classification code or range of
classification codes.
Filter on default job code to – If checked, this field allows you to “include” or
“exclude” individuals by a single default job code or range of default job codes.
All employees may or may not have a default job code designated on their personal
record via the Jobs tab.
§ Filter on hire date to include from – If checked, this field allows you to only
include employees hired between the two input dates.
§ Filter on days since hire to include from – If checked, this field allows you to
include employees based on the number of days since their hire date (a single day
or range of days since date of hire).
§ Exclude suspended individuals – If checked, all employees that have been
suspended (via a check box on the individual’s Info Tab) will not be included in
the results. This box is checked via default.
§ Exclude terminated individuals – If checked, all employees that have been
terminated (a date entered in the terminate date field), will not be included in the
results.
§ Exclude salaried individuals – If this option is checked, all employees that utilize
the “Salaried” overtime calculation category will be excluded from the results.
§ Custom Fields – if any or all of these fields are chosen, they will be used to
determine who is included in the process. You can filter the Custom Fields to
those that are Equal, Contains, Starts With, or Ends With whatever values you
specify.
For example, you can filter on a custom field called ‘Home Department’, where it
Equals ‘Tech’. With that setting, the software will only show the employees that have
the Custom Field Home Department with a value of ‘Tech’.
The Custom Fields presented on the Criteria screen are defined for the company via
Configuration, Preferences, and Custom Fields item.
QUICK START – NEXT STEP: To Setup defaults for the TimeClock Plus
Manager. Go to Section 6 of this User Guide to establish defaults, users,
passwords, etc.
SECTION IV: IMPORTING DATA FROM OTHER
APPLICATIONS INTO TIMECLOCK PLUS
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When setting up a new application such as TimeClock Plus it may be a great time saver if
data can be imported into the application rather than having to be manually input. For
example:
ü If employees are already setup in a payroll system, and that system can produce
an export file, this file can be brought into TimeClock Plus.
ü Many companies maintain personal employee information, hours to date, etc. in
Excel spreadsheet files that can be imported into TimeClock Plus.
ü If converting from another timekeeping application you may want to import
hours-to-date into TimeClock Plus in order to have all time data for the year in
one central system.
Importing is also useful in the ongoing use and management of TimeClock Plus. For
example, if a company will be utilizing job codes to represent departments, and these
departments are setup and maintained in an accounting system, these codes can be
imported into TimeClock Plus periodically to keep the two systems’ departments codes in
sync with each other.
TimeClock Plus provides the ability to import several categories of data:
1. Employee Personal Information
2. Employee Job Code Assignments
3. Employee Hours-to-Date
4. Employee Accruals-to-Date
5. Employee Schedule Information
6. Job Codes (to Master Job Code List)
7. Cost Codes (to Master Cost Code List – if the Job Costing Module is installed)
All imports require the source file to be one of the following three types (these are
standard formats and exports that can be produced from most applications in these
formats):
ü Delimited ASCII text file
ü Fixed length ASCII text file
ü DBase compatible file
If you are importing data from other software applications (payroll, Excel, etc.) use the
features in these applications to export the data in one of these three standard formats.
4. The Import Process
4.1. The Process Common to all Imports
To access the importing section, open TimeClock Manager and go to File, Import. All
imports utilize a standard 3-step process in which the filename to import is designated
and all fields from the source file are mapped to TimeClock fields. The following “File
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Information” screen is used to begin the import process. Several additional screens are
used in this process and the Next> and <Back buttons are used to walk through the
process.
4.1.1. The File Information Screen
This screen is used to provide information about the source file you will be importing.
Complete each of the fields as follows:
Filename to import – either type in the name of the file you wish to import or
browse for it by clicking the File Open Icon to the right of this text box. The
filename must include the file’s location, ex. C:\datafiles\employees.txt.
File Type – select the type of file you are importing by clicking the down arrow to
the right of this text box.
You can import 3 types of files into TimeClock Plus. You can import, fixed length
ASCII, delimited ASCII (you can specify the delimiter), or Dbase compatible files.
Records to skip – in some source files the initial record(s) may serve as a space
holder or header record (ex: it may include titles for each of the columns of data).
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By inputting a number in this box you designate the number of records (lines of
data) to skip before beginning the data import.
Default map file – map files can be created and stored for those imports that you
may perform on an ongoing basis. To use an existing map file for an import,
select it from the File Open Icon to the right of this text box.
Map files are created during the Import Process, see Step 2 below.
Field delimiter – in delimited files there is a character used to separate the
different fields of data (most often these are commas, pipes, spaces or tabs).
Select the type of delimiter used in the source file by clicking the down arrow to
the right of this text box. If the delimiter is not listed in the selection box, select
‘Other’ and a box will appear for you to manually enter the delimiter used.
Treat consecutive delimiters as one – If this option is enabled with a check, the
import process will treat consecutive delimiters as one instead of separating them.
For example, in this data, the consecutive commas would be treated as one “Bob
Smith,,,,,444556666,,,”. Be cautious when using consecutive delimiters because
they often serve as a notation that empty fields exist in your source file.
File preview window – this window provides a preview of the file you are
importing. This preview will assist you in determining if the data is in the correct
format.
o Click on the Next > button to proceed to the next import process screen.
Map Fixed File – if you specified the file format as Fixed Length ASCII Text,
when you click on Next, you will be prompted to specify the fields for the Fixed
Length file.
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To set the beginning of each field, you can click on the beginning field position
with the mouse. When you click on the beginning of a new field, the carrot ‘^’
will show below it. The carrot ‘^’ designates the first character of a field.
You can also specify the beginning of each field by using the left/right arrow keys
to move the red bar below the fields. When the red bar is below the character that
begins a new field, click on thespace bar and the carrot ‘^’ will appear to
designate the field.
Once you have mapped the fields for the Fixed Length ASCII Text file, click on
OK to proceed to the next screen for mapping each field.
4.1.2. The Mappings Screen
This screen is used to map fields from your source file into fields of the TimeClock Plus
application. The first row of data from your source file displays in the left hand column
of the table (all other rows/records in the source file are assumed to have the same format
as the first row).
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This screenshot illustrates the Mapping Screen for Importing Employee Information.
Each Import Process utilizes a different Mapping Screen, as described in the following
sections.
The fields in your source file can be in any order – they do NOT have to be in the same
order as the TimeClock fields listing which displays in the drop down box during the
import process.
4.1.2.1. To map an import file without using an existing Default Map File:
1. To begin mapping the fields of your source file click on the right hand column of
each line item to access the TimeClock fields drop down box.
2. Next, select the appropriate TimeClock field from the drop down box.
Each field can be mapped only once, the only exception is the Shift Notes field.
3. Proceed mapping each field from your source file by clicking on the right hand
column and designating the TimeClock equivalent.
a. The Offsets button – this button is used when the source file includes
extraneous features at the beginning of each field. Pressing this button
will take you to the Field Offsets screen where the following options are
available to eliminate/correct these offsets during the import.
b. To eliminate an offset for a field of data, select the field by clicking on it
to highlight it. Next, toggle the + and - buttons in the bottom right hand
corner of the Field Offsets screen to see the effect under the “New Text”
column. To save your offsets, click on the OK button (or Cancel to exit
the screen without saving the offsets).
c. To reset a field to its original text, click on the Reset button with the field
highlighted.
d. To reset all fields to their original text, click on the Reset All button.
e. To save your offsets, click on the OK button (or Cancel to exit the screen
without saving the offsets).
4. Once mapping is complete, click on the Next> button to proceed to Step 3.
4.1.2.2. To map an import file using an existing Default Map File:
1. Before right clicking on any of the source fields, click on the Load Map button
and select the Default Map File you wish to utilize for mapping purposes. The
TimeClock fields in the right hand column will populate from the map file
designated.
2. You can make changes once a Default Map File has been loaded by clicking on
the field in the right hand column you wish to change. This will not affect your
Default Map File unless you click on the Save Map button that will cause any
changes made to the mapping to be saved over the existing Default Map File.
3. Once mapping is complete, click on the Next> button to proceed to the next
section.
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The Clear Map button can be used at anytime during the mapping process to clear all
mapped fields in the right hand column and begin the mapping process anew.
If importing Employee information, you will need to complete the Options Screen
(otherwise, go to step 4)
If importing employee information, complete each of the fields on this screen as
follows:
Modify existing data with data being imported if record already exists – If this
option is enabled, existing data will be overwritten with data from the new source
file if a duplicate is found. For example, if your source file includes a record for
Employee number 42, and Employee number 42 already exists in the TimeClock
system, the existing record will be overwritten by the data found in the new
source file. This can be helpful when updating personal information fields such
as address, phone number, etc. for employees that already exist in the TimeClock
system.
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Add records to database if they do not already exist – If enabled, the import will
process a record for a designated employee ID number even if that employee does
not exist in the system.
Base added records on what template: - (applies to the import of employee
information only) the TimeClock system may contain several Employee
Templates.
Employee templates are setup via the TimeClock Manager; see Section 3.3 for more
information on the use of templates.
If enabled, this line item allows you to import an employee and automatically
populate any fields that were defined in the Employee Template chosen from the
drop down box to the right of this field.
When a new employee is added using an Employee Template, the template will load
first, and then the import file will be processed.
Click on the Next> button to proceed with the import process.
4.1.3. The Summary Screen
The Summary screen displays a written summary of the import process just defined.
Review the information for completeness before proceeding.
To process with the import, click on the Finish button (or the Cancel button to cancel the
operation without processing the import).
You can also return to any of the previous import process screens to make modifications
by pressing the <Back button. The following Import Results screen will display when the
import is complete. Click on the Close button to exit the import process.
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4.2. IMPORTING EMPLOYEE PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Import Employee Information Process is used to import the personal information for
an employee(s), such as name, address, etc. This import process is accessed from the
TimeClock Manager Main Menu à File à Import Employee Information.
The following 31 fields are available during this mapping process so your source file can
include any or all of these fields:
Employee ID number
First Name
Last Name
Address1
Address2
City
State
Zip Code
Suspend Status
Export Code
Social Security number
Department
Badge Number
Network ID
Home Phone
Birthdate
Hire Date
Termination Date
Gender
Classification
Email Address
Default Pay Rate
You can import Custom Field information by mapping the CUSTOM-<FIELDNAME>
fields.
This does require that you have the Custom Fields created first.
4.3. IMPORTING JOB CODES TO THE MASTER JOB CODE LIST
The Job Code Import Process is used to import job codes to the Master Job Code table. It
can be accessed via the Import button on the Master Job Code List screen (TimeClock
Manager Main Menu à Configuration à Master Job code List).
The following 31 TimeClock Plus fields are available during the job code mapping
process. The source file can include any/all of these fields:
Job Code number
Active
Job Description
Exports As
Auto Deduct Minutes 1
Auto Deduct Minutes 2
Auto Deduct Minutes 3
Auto Deduct Hours 1
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Counts Toward OT
Tracked Field Entry 1
Tracked Field Entry 2
Tracked Field Entry 3
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Job Code Group
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Auto Deduct Hours 2
Auto Deduct Hours 3
Paid Flag (1-4)
Paid Minutes (1-4)
Paid Limit (1-4)
Default Hourly Rate
Auto Out Minutes
Clockable
Override Rounding and Minimums (1-4)
Enforce Minimum Flag (1-4)
Break Minimum (1-4)
Round Breaks Flag (1-4)
Round to Minutes (1-4)
1st Round at Minutes (1-4)
2nd Round at Minutes (1-4)
You can import Custom Field information by mapping the CUSTOM-<FIELDNAME>
fields.
This does require that you have the Custom Fields created first.
In the example below, the import source file only contains three fields, job code number,
description, and standard hourly rate for this job. All other fields in the TimeClock
system for Job Code #2006 will be empty after this file is imported.
4.4. IMPORTING EMPLOYEE JOB INFORMATION
The Import Employee Job Information Process is used to import job code
assignments/settings for each employee from another source. It can be accessed from the
TimeClock Manager Main Menu à File à Import Employee Job Information
The following 11 fields are available during this mapping process so your source file can
include any/all of these fields:
Employee ID number
Job Code
Hourly Rate
Clockable
Earns OT
Counts Toward OT
Tracked Field 1 Entry
Tracked Field 2 Entry
Tracked Field 3 Entry
Force Overtime 1
Force Overtime 2
You can import Custom Field information by mapping the CUSTOM-<FIELDNAME>
fields.
This does require that you have the Custom Fields created first.
4.5. IMPORTING EMPLOYEE HOURS-TO-DATE
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The Import Employee Hours Process is used to import hours-to-date for each employee
from another source. It can be accessed from the TimeClock Manager Main Menu à
File à Import Employee Hours.
The following 26 fields are available during this import mapping process so your source
file can include any/all of these fields:
Employee ID Number
Date In
Time In
Date Out
Time Out
Job Code
Cost Code Level 1 (only applicable with job costing)
Cost Code Level 2 (only applicable with job costing)
Cost Code Level 3 (only applicable withy job costing)
Rate of Pay
Tracked Field 1
Tracked Field 2
Tracked Field 3
Is Time Sheet (0 or 1)
Time Sheet Minutes
Shift Note
Break Type
Manager Approval Flag
Individual Approval Flag
Force Overtime 1 Flag
Force Overtime 2 Flag
Disable Auto Deduct Flag
Missed In Punch
Missed Out Punch
Missed In Punch Approval
Missed Out Punch Approval
You can import Custom Field information by mapping the CUSTOM-<FIELDNAME>
fields.
This does require that you have the Custom Fields created first.
4.6. IMPORTING EMPLOYEE ACCRUALS-TO-DATE
The Import Employee Accruals Process is used to import hours accrued and taken to
date, by job code, for each employee from another source. It can be accessed from the
TimeClock Manager Main Menu à File à Import Employee Accruals.
The following 7 fields are available during this import mapping process so your source
file can include any/all of these fields:
Employee ID Number
Job Code
Hours Accrued
Hours Taken
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Employee hours can only be imported for the dates during the current week or up to 28
days after. You cannot import hours for weeks that have been closed.
You can import Custom Field information by mapping the CUSTOM-<FIELDNAME>
fields. This does require that you have the Custom Fields created first.
4.7. IMPORTING COST CODES
Requires the Job Costing Module.
The Cost Code Import Process is used to import cost codes to the Master Cost Code
table. It can be accessed via the Import button on the Master Cost Code List screen
(TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Configuration à Master Cost Code List).
The following 14 TimeClock fields are available during the job code mapping process.
The source file can include any/all of these fields:
Full Cost Code
Cost Code Level 1
Cost Code Level 2
Cost Code Level 3
Description
Exports As
Active
Exported Flag
Status number
Custom 1
Custom 2
Custom 3
Custom 4
Budget Hours
Budget Dollars
SECTION V: GETTING STARTED
ADDING AND MAINTAINING EMPLOYEES
This section of the user’s guide provides instruction on all the processes related to
managing your employee records. This includes adding a new employee, editing existing
employee personal records, and options for removing an employee from the system.
QUICK START HINT – there are only four fields required in order to get
employees clocking in/out quickly – they are Employee ID number, First
Name, Last Name, (on the Employee INFO tab) and at least one clockable
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Job Code (on the Employee JOBS tab)! The rest of the employee personal
data can be added later when time allows.
Though not a required field, an employee’s “Hire Date” must be entered when they are
initially set up if you want TimeClock Plus to automatically calculate the employee’s
first review, to track accrual start and end, and also if you will filter criteria by hire
date to work properly.
5. Adding and Maintaining Employees
5.1. Adding New Employees
Before inputting employees, insure that:
ü Your Job Code List is complete
ü Any employee Default Information has been defined
ü Any employee Templates have been established
(Refer to Section 3.2-Getting Started for details on each of these items)
Employee data can be manually entered or it can be imported from an external file of
ASCII or comma-delimited format. The manual input process is described in this
section.
1. To begin manual input of employees, from the TimeClock Manager Main Menu,
select “Employee”, and “Add/Edit” from the dropdown menu.
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2. On the Edit Employee Screen, press New to access the “Add Emp loyee” box.
3. Input the Employee ID number as instructed and, if an Employee Template
applies to this employee, select it from the template drop down box (to
automatically populate all fields previously setup for this template). The Edit
Employee box will display with tabs of information specific to this employee.
As previously mentioned there are only four fields of required information on these tabs –
employee number, first name, last name and their available job code(s). Each of the tabs
should be completed as follows, depending on the needs of your operation.
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When entering/editing any information on an employee’s personal record you must
click on the Save button on the bottom of the Edit Employee screen before closing. If
the Cancel button is pressed before saving, all changes will be lost.
5.1.1. The Info Tab
The Info Tab is designed to contain all personal information for an employee such as
name, address, phone, etc. The majority of this information is not required; this data can
be displayed on many of the reports provided with TimeClock Plus. If you do not have
this data stored in another software application we recommend that you input and
maintain it here. To input data, press the tab key to move to the field you wish to edit and
type in the requested information.
Fields can be marked as required in the system defaults under Employee Entry (refer
to section 6.2 for setting defaults).
Most fields on this tab ask demographic information; however, a few fields in the Other
Information track additional information for that individual.
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Hire Date – while this is an optional field, it is recommended that you populate it with the
employee’s actual hire date to allow TimeClock Plus to automatically set and remind you
of the employee’s first review date.
A review will only be scheduled when the individual is first added through the Add/Edit
screen with a valid hire date. If the hire date is added at a later date, their initial
review will NOT be scheduled.
Termination Date – if the termination date is entered into this field, the employee’s data
will be maintained in the system but they will not be able to clock in after the termination
date. This permanently terminates an employee and in order to reactivate the employee,
the Termination Date should be removed (see instructions regarding the Individual is
Suspended checkbox below).
You can filter criteria based on employees that have been marked as terminated with a
termination date. This allows you to only view employees that are not terminated.
Classification – this is an optional, multi-purpose field (numeric only). It is designed for
use in grouping employees for reporting, editing and/or control purposes via the Criteria
Function (see Section 3.5 for more information on Criteria). For example, if a company
has multiple physical locations, employees at corporate HQ might be given classification
code “1” while employees in an out of state location might be given classification code
“2”. Functions within the system, and reports, could then be filtered to only include
employees in classification code “1”, etc.
Dept: - this is an optional field (alpha-numeric). Data can either be selected from the
field’s drop-down box, or entries can be added to the drop-down box on the fly by typing
them into this field. The ‘Dept’ field can be used to designate what department this
employee is in.
Once a new Dept has been added, it will become available for future use in the drop
down list. If a department is removed and no one is assigned to it using the drop down
list, that department will no longer be available to any employees.
Badge : - this is an optional field. If the employee’s badge number is different than their
employee ID number, their badge number should be input to this field. In addition, the
appropriate Badge Search Order setting should be enabled on TimeClock Defaults (see
section 6.4.2 regarding this setting). If no badge number is input, the employee can only
clock in/out by their employee ID number and, if they are using a badge, this badge must
reflect their employee ID number.
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The Badge Search Order can be changed by setting how the system searches for the
employee identifier (employee number vs. badge field). This option is set in TimeClock
Manager Defaults).
Export Code – if you will be exporting data from the TimeClock Plus system to any other
application (or file) this field must be populated. Determine the contents of this field as
follows (for more information on exporting data see Section 9.6 of this manual):
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If the employee has a different ID number in the system to which you are
exporting data, that employee ID number should be input to the export
code field.
If both systems use the same ID number for each employee, the common
ID number should be input here.
Network Id: - The Network Id field allows you to specify the network login information
for a specific employee. So if you enter that employee’s network login information and
you enable the option in the On-Screen TimeClock, on the Options tab, ‘Determine
employee id using network id ’, when using the On-Screen TimeClock, TimeClock will
determine what your employee number is by whom you logged on to the network as.
In order for TimeClock to use the Network Id field, you MUST enable the option in
On-Screen TimeClock to ‘Determine employee id using network id’.
Individual is Suspended (Check box) – If checked, an employee is considered suspended
and can no longer clock in/out of the system. The employee will remain in the system as
suspended and can be excluded from all dropdown lists; however, their historical data is
not deleted (“Deleting” an employee results in the loss of their historical data).
Suspending an employee also makes it easy to allow them to clock in/out again if/when
they return to work. (See Section 5.3 for more information on Terminating, Suspending
or Deleting an employee).
You can filter the criteria based on the suspended status. That allows you to only view
the employees that are not marked as suspended.
Enable Job Costing for this individual (check box) – only applicable if the Job Costing
Module was purchased. Job Costing must be turned on for an employee if they will be
tracking their time at the multiple levels provided by the Job Costing Module. If job
costing for an employee is turned off, that employee will never be asked for a cost code
when making clock transactions (even if the job code they use is setup to require a cost
code).
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5.1.2. The Custom Tab
This tab is used to input data to the Custom, or user-defined, employee fields in
TimeClock Plus (refer to Section 6.6.2 regarding establishing Custom fields at the
Employee Level). Available custom fields will display in the “Field” column.
To input data for an employee into custom fields, double-click on the line item and type
in your input to the “Value” column (or make a selection from the drop-down box
displayed if this custom field was established as an Item- List type).
5.1.3. The Jobs Tab
This tab is used to establish a default pay rate and all job codes that this employee is
eligible to use, both clockable and non-clockable. Job codes will display in a grid format
with checks under each column that applies to a particular job code (clockable, earns
overtime, counts toward overtime, etc.). At least one clockable job code is required for
each employee.
If you added an employee using an Employee Template this grid will populate with
information from that template.
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Check the Active only box if you wish for the grid to only display “active” job codes for
this employee.
Check the Use Short Titles box if you wish for the grid titles to be abbreviated for less
scrolling left to right.
Default pay rate: - This allows you to specify a default rate for this employee for all of
their job codes. This rate can be overridden by entering a rate for each job code.
If you will be calculating overtime based on a “best of” situation (ex. best of weekly vs.
daily, best of Bi-weekly vs. Daily), you will need to have either a Default pay rate
entered or an individual job code rate entered. Without a default pay rate or an
individual job code rate for an employee, the system cannot calculate overtime based
on “best of” for the employee.
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There are four job code related functions to perform - add a job code, edit a job code,
delete a job code, and raise a job code. These functions are performed as follows:
5.1.3.1. Adding a Job Code
1. To add a job code for an employee, select Add and the Edit Job Code dialogue
box will display with four tabs of data for completion.
2. Complete these tabs as follows;
Information Tab
This tab is used to select a Job Code to be added and define pay rates and calculations
associated with it.
Job Code – Access the Job Code list by pressing the dropdown box button to the
right of the edit field. (Note: you can also add a new job code to the Master Job
Code list from this screen by pressing the New Code button to the right of the Job
Code field).
Description – This field is used to easily identify the Job Code. For example, the
descriptio n can be a department name such as Office or more specific such as
Hourly Receptionist.
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Pay Rates
Use default rate – if selected, the default rate for this job code will be used
(maintained on the employee Jobs tab).
Specify rate for this job code – if you do not want to use the default rate
for this employee, select this item and input the employee’s hourly wage
for this job in the “Rate” field.
Calculations
Code is active (must also be active in Master Job Code List) – If this option is
checked, this job code is “active” for this employee.
Code is Clockable – If checked, this Job Code is clockable for this employee and
they can clock in/out using this Job Code.
Code Counts Toward Overtime – If this option is checked, it specifies that any
time worked on this Job Code will count towards the overtime amount set on the
employee overtime tab.
Some hours worked may count toward an employee’s overtime but not actually earn
overtime. This check box is used to specify this for a particular job code. The next
check box should not be enabled in order to specify this treatment of hours for this job
code – uncheck the “Code earns overtime” box and this box then becomes available for
entry.
Code Earns Overtime – If this option is checked, hours worked under this job will
earn overtime and will count toward overtime (as designated by the previous line
item being automatically enabled when this line item is checked).
Job is default job for individual – If checked, this job code will be used to collect
this employee’s time unless a Job Code Change is performed.
Force Overtime1 (Overtime 2) for this Code – If this option is checked, ALL time
worked under this job code will be treated as Overtime (either type 1 or 2).
Ask for Cost Code when using this job code – this option box will only display if
the optional Job Costing Module has been purchased and installed. If this option
is checked, every time the employee tracks time to this job code they will also be
prompted for a cost code and any additional detail associated with it (for more
information refer to Section 11 on the Job Costing Module).
Tracked Fields Tab
This tab is used to designate whether any (or all) of the three available Tracked Fields
will be utilized with this Job Code for this employee. (Tracked Fields were established
via Configuration à Preferences à Defaults à System Wide Settings à Tracked Fields).
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From the drop down box alongside each Tracked Field select the rule that applies for this
Tracked Field, for this Job Code, for this Employee – as follows:
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Disabled – no tracked field information is required.
Manager entry only – entry of tracked field data can only be performed by a
manager (via the TimeClock Manager application).
On Clock in – the employee will be asked to input the tracked field data upon
clock in.
On Clock out – the employee will be asked to input the tracked field data
upon clock out.
On clock in and clock out – the employee will be asked to input the tracked
field data upon clock in AND upon clock out.
If you enter tracked field 1 when clocking in, and enter tracked field 1 again when
clocking out, it will override the amount that was entered when clocking in.
Custom Tab
This tab is used to input data to the Custom, or user-defined, employee fields in
TimeClock Plus (refer to Section 6.6.2 regarding establishing Custom fields at the
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Employee Job Code level). Available custom fields will display in the “Field” column.
To input data for this job code, double-click on the line item and type your input to the
“Description” column (or make a selection from the drop-down box displayed if this
custom field was established as an Item-List type).
If you are exporting to a payroll software or service, and you want to override the
default Job Code settings setup in the Master Job Code List, this is where you would
enter your override information such as Earnings Codes, Pay Buckets, Pay Codes, etc.
Accruals Tab
This tab is used to establish accrual reset and caps for this Job Code, for this Employee.
Accrual Reset
Select the rule for resetting the employee’s accruals for this Job Code:
Do not automatically reset accruals to this job code – should be activated if
carryovers are permitted and accrual balances are not reset to zero at any time.
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Reset accruals to this job code on the individuals hire date anniversary – should
be activated if an employee loses their accrual balance each year upon their hire
date anniversary.
Reset accruals to this job code on a specific date – should be activated if an
employee loses their accrual balance on a specific date each year.
On reset date, the accrual remaining resets to XX – This option allows you to
reset the accrual total to a specified amount, rather than resetting completely back
to 0.00. For example, when the accrual is reset, you can have it reset to 10 hours,
instead of all the way back to 0. This option becomes available when you reset
accruals on either the hire date anniversary or on a specific date. If the employee
has less than the reset amount, then no changes are made and it will not give you
hours during a reset.
Accrual Caps
If accruals to this Job Code, for this Employee, should be capped, activate the Cap
accruals to this job code box by placing a check mark in it. Complete the definition of the
accrual cap rule by designating whether the cap is based on hours accrued or hours
remaining and for what period of time.
Hours accrued – This specifies that the caps will be based on the total amount of accrued
time that was earned during the period.
Hours remaining –This specifies that the caps will be based on the total amount of
accrued time that is still available, after deductions.
Cease accruing hours if hours exceed – This is where you specify to stop accruing hours
after they have accrued XX hours. For example, if an employee only gets 40 hours of
accrued time for this job code, you set the field to cease accruing hours if hours exceed
40.
In what period – This specifies what period you want to track caps with this specific
accrual.
Once all of the tabs on the Edit Job Code screen have been completed for this job code,
for this employee, click on the OK button to save (or Cancel to exit without saving your
input).
5.1.3.2. Editing a Job Code
1. To edit a job code for an employee, click on the job code to select it (it will
highlight) then press Edit.
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2. The Edit Job Code screen will display. Make any required changes to the
provided tabs then click on the OK button to accept your changes (or Cancel to
return it to previous settings).
5.1.3.3. Deleting a Job Code
1. To delete a job code from an employee, click on the job code to select it (it will
highlight), then press Delete.
2. You will be asked if you are sure you wish to delete the selected job code, select
either Yes to complete the deletion or No to cancel the deletion.
It is recommended that you deactivate Job Codes instead of deleting them. This allows
you to retain the information pertaining to that particular code.
5.1.3.4. Providing a Raise for an Employee (by Job Code(s))
The TimeClock Plus system will keep a history of hourly wage cha nges for each
employee, by job code, along with comments about the raise and an effective date.
1. To provide a raise to an employee, click on the Raise button, at which time the
Rate Change screen will display.
Job Codes set to use default rate are not displayed.
2. Select the job code(s) that will be affected by the rate change then input the new
rate of pay, effective date, and any comments about the rate change (to select
more than one job code hold down the CTRL key while selecting the job code
from the table).
3. Once input is complete, click on the OK button to accept the change (or Cancel to
return the previous settings).
5.1.4. The Overtime Tab
The Overtime Tab is used to designate overtime rules for an employee. This only
determines how overtime is calculated and has nothing to do with pay frequency (Ex.
You may pay all employees weekly overtime on a semi- monthly pay frequency).
TimeClock Plus allows for the calculation of two overtimes if required. For example,
your company may pay time-and-a-half for hours worked between 41 and 60, and
double-time for any hours worked over 60.
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Company-wide defaults can be used for an employee’s overtime rules by checking the
“Use Default Information” box
5.1.4.1. Overtime Calcula tions
From the drop-down box, select the method used to calculate overtime for this employee,
there are 8 options available:
Remember that either of the “Best of” methods requires the entry of either a default
rate or a job code rate for the employee – in order for the best overtime method to be
calculated.
Best of Bi-Weekly vs. Daily – the system will calculate overtimes on a daily and
bi-weekly basis for the employee. Overtime will be based on the higher of the
two overtimes.
Best of Weekly vs. Daily – the system will calculate overtimes on a daily and
weekly basis for the employee. Overtime will be based on the higher of the two
overtimes.
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Bi-Weekly – overtime for employees is based on X hours worked over a 14-day
work period.
Both Daily and Bi-Weekly – the system will calculate overtimes on a daily and
bi-weekly basis for employees. Total overtime will be a sum of daily overtime
plus weekly overtime.
Both Daily and Weekly – the system will calculate overtimes on a daily and
weekly basis for employees. Total overtime will be a sum of daily overtime plus
weekly overtime.
Daily Overtime – overtime for employees is based on an X hour workday.
Salaried – this flags an employee as being salaried. However, if selected, an
option is available to enter the salaried amount per year for this employee in the
Overtime Settings section of the screen. This amount will be used in calculating
labor cost for a week. This option allows you to track overtime for salaried
employees.
Weekly Overtime – overtime for employees is based on an X hour work week.
To insure biweekly OT is calculated correctly, the biweekly base date must be correctly
setup in the Quick Setup Wizard and pay rates must be entered for all job codes. If you
need to check or change the biweekly base dates, you can run the Quick Setup Wizard
again or change them in TimeClock Manager Defaults.
Individual also earns salaried amount – If checked, this option allows an
individual who has been marked as salaried to also be able to track overtime
hours.
Ignore regular hours for this individual – if checked, this option allows you to
only report or export overtime hours for this individual when you run a report or
export.
Overtime Multipliers
In the two input boxes, enter the multipliers you use to calculate overtime for this
employee (ex. 1.5 equals time-and-a-half and 2.00 equals double-time).
Overtime Settings
This section is used to set the number of hours an employee must work in a period to
qualify for overtime. Overtime Settings change as you toggle between the Overtime
Calculations options (via drop-down box), allowing you to enter the number of hours
required for each type.
If a Salaried Overtime Calculation was selected, an option is available to enter the
salaried amount per year for this employee. This amount will be used in calculating labor
cost for a week.
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The Advanced Button
The Advanced Button will take you to a window that allows you to set Holiday Pay
and/or Seventh Consecutive Day Overtime Rules for this employee.
5.1.4.2. Holiday Pay
In order for an employee to receive Holiday Pay the holiday must be set up in the
Holiday Calendar of TimeClock Plus and hours have to be entered for that holiday
either by an employee or manually by a manager, refer to Section 6.10 of this manual
for information on the setup of the Holiday Calendar).
If you calculate overtime differently for a day designated as a “holiday”, select the option
‘Override current overtime calculations’. This will make available the two input boxes
for number of hours that have to be worked for the holiday to qualify for Overtime #1 or
Overtime #2.
Example – If you want to pay overtime all day on a holiday you would set this
option to pay Overtime #1 after 0.00 hours per day. If you want to pay Overtime
#2 after 8 hours on a holiday you would set it for overtime #2 after 8.00 hours.
If you pay a shift premium for hours worked on a designated “holiday”, select the option
Pay a shift premium of X dollar(s) per hour and input the amount paid per hour.
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Example – If an employee is configured to earn $2.00 per hour premium pay
for hours worked on holidays and the employee is clocked in under a job code
which pays $8.00 per hour, the employee will earn $10.00 per hour for hours
worked on the holiday.
5.1.4.3. Seventh Consecutive Day Overtime
If overtime is calculated for the seventh consecutive day worked, select the option
‘Override current overtime calculations’. This will make available the two input boxes
for number of hours that have to be worked for the seventh consecutive day in order to
qualify for Overtime1 or Overtime2.
If you pay a shift premium for hours worked on the seventh consecutive day, select the
option Pay a shift premium of X dollar(s) per hour and input the amount paid per hour on
the seventh consecutive day.
5.1.5. The Accrual Tab
The Accrual Tab is used to assign accruals for sick, vacation, etc. to an employee.
During the Add process accruals can be selected from the pre-established Accrual Rules
or they can be added as you go.
Remember, Company-wide defaults can be used for accrual rules by checking the “Use
Default Information” box on an employee’s Accrual tab.
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5.1.5.1. Assigning an accrual rule to an employee,
1. Click on the Add button on the Accrual Tab.
2. Click on the dropdown box designation next to the Accrual Rule ID edit box to
access a list of available accrual rules.
Before accrual rules can be assigned to an employee they must be setup in TimeClock
Plus via the Configuration Menu, Accrual Rules selection. Accrual rules can be added
from the employee Accrual tab by clicking the New button, taking you to the Accrual
Add process.
3. Select the accrual rule you wish to apply to this employee from the drop down
box by double clicking it.
4. If additional rules need to be added, double click those to add them as well. All
accrual rules applied to an employee will display on this screen.
5.1.6. The Restrictions Tab
The Restrictions Tab is used to set rules for this employee for rounding punches (to the
quarter hour for example) and restricting clock-in based on number of hours worked in
the work week.
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Company-wide defaults can be used for clock in/out restrictions by checking the “Use
Default Information” box on this tab.
5.1.6.1. Auto Rounding (No Schedule Required)
Often companies have a policy that requires that in and out times are automatically
rounded to the nearest X minutes, backwards or forwards. This feature will automatically
round an employee’s clock in or out times, up or back, without the need for a schedule.
To enable the auto rounding feature:
1. Begin by placing a check in the Clock In or Clock Out box on the Restrictions
Tab.
2. Next, enter the number of minutes you want to round to in the To nearest X
minutes input box (ex. Input 15 if you want to round up to the next quarter hour,
or back to the last quarter hour).
3. Next, enter the number of minutes you want to round up from in the Round up at
X minutes input box. For example, input 8 if you want to round up to the next
quarter hour if an employee is clocking in at/after 8:08, 8:23, 8:38 or 8:53. So the
employee would clock in to the nearest 15 minutes, rounding up at 8 minutes. So
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if an employee clocks in at 8 minutes after, their time will be rounded up to the
next quarter hour.
5.1.6.2. Clock In Restrictions
This feature will prevent employees from clocking in if they reached overtime or a
specified number of hours on their previous clock out. One or both operations can be
used.
This will only restrict a clock in operation. If an employee reaches overtime while
clocked in, they can continue to work. The system will restrict them when they try to
clock in after hitting the hours mark specified.
For additional help managing overtime, use the Approaching Overtime Report to
monitor hours in real-time.
Restrict clock in when individual reaches overtime – If checked,this option allows you to
restrict someone from clocking in if they reached overtime on their last shift worked.
Restrict clock in when individual reaches X hours in the work week – If checked, this
option allows you to restrict someone from clocking in once they have worked a
designated number of hours in the week. Once checked, you can input the number of
hours in the input box.
5.1.7. The Scheduler Tab
The Scheduler Tab has two purposes:
ü Restricting clock in/out for an employee based on their schedule
ü Rounding an employee’s clock in/out to their schedule
Both of these operations require a schedule for the employee in the integrated
TimeClock Plus Scheduler application.
Company-wide defaults can be used for restrictions to schedule by checking the “Use
Default Information” box on this tab.
If an employee attempts to clock in/out outside the parameters set on the Scheduler Tab,
they will not be allowed to do so without a manager’s approval.
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Rounding takes place BEFORE schedule restrictions are applied. For example, if you
round early clock-in within 15 minutes of their scheduled time AND restrict early
clock-in outside 10 minutes, the restriction will never be used because the time will
always be rounded to the scheduled time.
5.1.7.1. Approval Required for (Schedule Required)
This section is used to designate how many minutes early or late an employee can clock
in/out without manager approval. To set any or all of these four restrictions, place a
check in the box next to the restriction you want to activate and input the number of
minutes they cannot exceed.
Early Clock In, Outside X minutes – if enabled, this option will prevent an
employee from clocking in more than X minutes ahead of their scheduled start
time, without manager approval.
Late Clock In, Outside X minutes – if enabled, this option will prevent an
employee from clocking in more than X minutes after their scheduled start time,
without manager approval.
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Early Clock Out, Outside X minutes – if enabled, this option will prevent an
employee from clocking out more than X minutes ahead of their scheduled stop
time, without manager approval.
Late Clock Out, Outside X minutes – if enabled, this option will prevent an
employee from clocking out more than X minutes after their scheduled stop time,
without manager approval.
5.1.7.2. Round to Schedule
This section is used to automatically round an employee to their scheduled clock in and
out times, for those organizations paying to schedule.
REMINDER - Rounding takes place BEFORE schedule restrictions
Round clock in time to scheduled clock in time when clocking in up to X minutes
early or Y minutes late – if enabled, this option will round the employee’s clock
in time to their schedule if they are up to X minutes early or Y minutes late. If
they are outside the X and Y parameters, their actual clock in time will be
recorded.
Round clock out time to scheduled clock out time when clocking out up to X
minutes early or Y minutes late – if enabled, this option will round the
employee’s clock out time to their schedule if they are up to X minutes early or Y
minutes late. If they are outside the X and Y parameters, their actual clock out
time will be recorded.
Once “Round-to-Schedule” restrictions have been added for an employee they can be
testing by pressing the Test button on the bottom of this tab. The Test Schedule
Rounding screen will display which allows you to simulate how a clock-in or clock-out
will be treated based on the rounding and schedule restrictions you have established.
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1. Enter the date you wish to perform the simulation for in the Date: field.
2. Enter the clock- in or clock-out time you wish to test in the Time: field and enable
either In or Out to designate whether you want to test this time as a clock- in or
clock-out.
3. Click on the Test button.
4. Results of the test will display on the screen for rounding to schedule, auto
rounding and schedule restrictions for this employee. If expected results do not
display, click on the Close button and return to the Restrictions and Scheduler
tabs to change your settings.
5.1.8. The Notes Tab
The Notes Tab contains a free- form data entry field that can be used for keeping notes of
many types about an employee (ex. Test dates and scores, certifications they hold, names
of their children, etc.).
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Input of the data into the Notes field functions similar to a word processor, allowing you
to type text in Bold, Italics or Underlined. The color of the text can also be changed. To
change the color, highlight the text you wish to color and click on the button containing
the red, green and blue bars. To print the contents of the Notes field for an employee,
click on the printer icon.
5.1.9. The Photo Tab
The Photo Tab can be used to store a photograph of an employee. This tab supports
images in almost any image format.
This has become a popular feature with companies as concerns about security have
increased. Some companies provide access to this portion of the system only for their
receptionist and/or front desk security personnel so they can verify identities as
employees arrive/depart the work place.
5.1.9.1. Adding a photo
To add a photo, click on the button that resembles a folder opening. This allows you to
browse to the photo, or image that you would like to add for this particular employee.
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You open the image and it is added to the photo tab. The other two buttons on the Photo
Tab are used for undoing any changes and removing the photo. The scissors remove the
photo.
When you add the image, a copy is created and stored in the database, so that if you
were to remove the original image file, the photo is still available in TimeClock Plus.
5.1.10. The Reviews Tab
The Reviews Tab is used to store and maintain information about an employee’s reviews,
both scheduled and non-scheduled. TimeClock Manager includes a “Scheduled Reviews”
Report which can be printed on demand, for a specified period, to help the user better
manage reviews. In addition, if hourly wages and increases are input into the TimeClock
system, the Reviews Tab can be used to store information relevant to increases based on
reviews.
If a valid hire date is input at the time an employee is input, the system can
automatically calculate their first review (if this was established during configuration
of defaults). This initial review date will display in the Next Scheduled Review field on
this tab.
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5.1.10.1. Adding a Review
1. To add a review to the schedule, click on the Add button on the Reviews Tab.
The Review screen will display.
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2. Input the date and time the review is scheduled for, a reason for the review and
any comments relevant to the review. To accept the entry, click on the OK button
(or Cancel to exit without accepting the new review record).
3. You can also add a review in real- time (non-scheduled) in order to maintain notes
on all reviews performed in one central location.
5.1.11. The Cumulative Tab
The Cumulative Tab provides a great deal of attendance information, and access to
detailed attendance information, on one screen.
Information displayed on the Cumulative Tab is updated with the Close Week Process.
All Tardies and Absences are based on the employee schedule that was developed in the
TimeClock Plus Scheduler application. If a schedule does not exist , these fields will be
blank.
The system uses user-defined rules to determine when an employee is considered
absent or tardy. This information is set from the Scheduler configuration in the
TimeClock Plus Defaults (accessed via Configuration, Preferences, Default, Scheduler
section).
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5.1.11.1. Tardy Statistics
This section presents the total number of times the employee has been tardy, and if any
tardies were noted as excused. Click on the Detail button to display more detailed
information on each of the tardies and any notes relevant to them. The Detail screen is
also where you add a tardy record, edit an existing tardy record (ex. mark an individual
tardy as “excused”), remove the record or print the details.
5.1.11.2. Absent Statistics
This section is similar to the Tardy Statistics section except that all information here is
provided about absences. Absences are defined as when an employee did not work an
assigned shift. The Detail screen allows you to Add, Edit, Remove or Print details about
absences for the employee.
For TimeClock to track Tardies and Absences, a schedule MUST be setup in
TimeClock Scheduler for the period specified.
5.1.11.3. Viewing Historical Data
The remainder of this tab provides the user with the ability to observe Regular and
Overtime Hours by Job Code for the employee. The dropdown box is used to designate
what period of time to display on the job code grid (this week, last week, last year, month
to date, year to date, etc.). To display job code details on the screen:
1. Select the period of time from the dropdown box
2. Click on the Update button
3. To print the data displayed click on the print button
Across the bottom of the Cumulative tab are three buttons that provide access to more
details about the employee’s accrual and raise history, and a history of messages that
have been sent to and read by the employee. To access these details press one of the
buttons:
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5.1.11.4. Accrual History Button
The Accrual History screen has two purposes:
ü Viewing hours accrued or taken to date
ü Manually inputting hours accrued or taken (ex. Inputting beginning balances
for Sick Time)
When viewing the Accrual History, each Job Code that has Accrual History is shown on
a different tab, so choose the tab for the Job Code you would like to view.
Each record includes the date it was posted, number of hours accrued, number of hours
taken, the Excess used hours (when you have accrual caps, these are the hours accrued
above the accrual cap. It is for tracking purposes only), whether this record was manually
input (vs. calculated by the TimeClock Plus accrual process), if the accrual information
was imported and if any adjustments were made for accrual resets.
To manually input a record for hours accrued or taken:
1. Click on the Add button and enter the Date Posted, Job Code and Amount
Accrued, Amount Taken, or Accrued over limit amounts.
2. Click on the OK button when input is complete to accept it (or Cancel to exit the
Add process without saving the input).
Reports containing accruals recorded/taken are provided in the Pay Periods Report
Grouping under Accruals.
5.1.11.5. Raise History Button
The Raise History screen provides details on pay raises, by job code, for the employee
(raises are given to employees from their Jobs tab, and the Raise button).
5.1.11.6. Message History Button
The Message History screen provides detail on all messages that have been sent to this
employee. It includes the Date and Time Sent, Date and Time Read by the employee,
and the actual text of the message. Message History for an employee can be printed once
displayed by pressing the Print button on the bottom of the screen.
5.1.12. The Miscellaneous Tab
The Miscellaneous Tab is used to provide additional detail about this individual and any
approvals required for his/her time.
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5.1.12.1. Options
This section of the screen is used to designate whether any approvals of shifts/time are
required for this employee.
Shifts worked must be approved by a manager before week can be closed – If this
option is checked, all shifts for this employee must be approved by a manager
before the week can be closed. This approval is performed via the Edit Hours
Process/Screen or the Approval Manager.
Shifts worked must be approved by this individual before the week can be closed
– If this option is checked, all shifts for this employee must be approved by the
employee before the week can be closed. This approval is performed via the
View Hours Process provided by the On-Screen TimeClock or edit hours.
All required approvals must be completed before the Close Week Process is begun.
See Section 9.2 for more information on the Approval Manager.
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Always use default job code when clocking in – If this option is checked, the
system will clock an employee in using their default Job Code without prompting
them to choose it.
5.1.12.2. Shift Differential
This option will only show when the Shift Differential Module is installed)
Shift Schedule – This is where you specify which 24- hour shift definition this employee
is associated with.
5.1.13. The Access Tab
This tab is used to designate which TimeClock Users have access to this employee’s
personal information, whether Universal or Individual access.
Universal access is determined via the User List settings (Configuration à User List).
Individual access is granted on this screen by clicking on the User you wish to add access
to, placing a red check mark next to their name.
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If you specify access to this employee to a user on the access tab, the user will
automatically be given access to this employee in the user list. This prevents you from
having to enter the access information twice, once on the Access tab for the employee
and once on the Access tab for the user!
Manager – the employee’s manager can also be designated via the dropdown box at the
bottom of the Access tab, which can be used to filter criteria.
5.1.13.1. To Save the New Employee
To save the new Employee you must click on the Save button at the bottom of the
Employee Info Tab. If you click on the Close button, all information will be lost and the
system will exit the Edit Employee screen.
5.2. EDITING AN EXISTING EMPLOYEE’S PERSONAL DATA
To edit an existing employee’s personal data, from the TimeClock Manager Main Menu,
select “Employee”, and then “Add/Edit” from the dropdown menu.
1. On the Edit Employee Screen, scroll through the list of employees to the left and
double click on the employee you want to edit (or, if you know the employee ID
number, input it in the Go To box). Personal data for the selected employee will
be loaded on all of the tabs.
2. Once the employee’s personal data is displayed, make required changes to any of
the tabs, as required.
3. Once all edits have been made, click on the Save button at the bottom of the
Employee Info Tab. If you click on the Close button, no changes will be saved
and the system will exit the Edit Employee screen.
5.3. REMOVING EMPLOYEES FROM THE TIMECLOCK SYSTEM
From time-to-time a company will need to remove an employee from their timekeeping
system; however, this removal may not be permanent in nature. For example, the
employee may be a seasonal worker, returning each summer, and it would benefit the
company to keep his/her employee data in the system and just reactivate the employee
when they return to work.
In addition, even with permanent removal of an employee a company may want to retain
any historical information about the employee on-line (rather than deleting all files and
history where they are no longer available via reports, etc.). TimeClock Plus offers three
options for the temporary or permanent removal of an employee from the system –
Suspension, Termination or Deletion.
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We recommend that you suspend or terminate your employees rather than delete them.
If you suspend or terminate them, you can set criteria so that suspended or terminated
employees will not show up in anything you are doing. If you delete an employee, it
removes all current and historical information from the system.
5.3.1. Suspension of an Employee:
Suspending an employee is recommended when you are not 100% certain the employee
will not return to work for the company. They will no longer be able to clock in or out of
the TimeClock system, and the criteria settings are available to exclude all “suspended”
employees from dropdown lists, reports, etc. In addition, you may consider renumbering
all suspended individuals to place them outside your valid employee ID number range
(ex. If all employees are numbered 1000 – 1075, renumber all suspended employees to
numbers greater than 5000).
To Suspend an employee:
1. From the TimeClock Manager Main Menu, select Employee then “Add/Edit”.
The Edit Employee screen will display.
2. Access the persona l record for the employee you wish to suspend either by
selecting them from the dropdown list on the left hand side of the screen, or by
typing their Employee ID number in the Goto box.
3. After verifying you have selected the correct employee, on the Info tab, enable
the Individual is Suspended box by clicking it.
4. Click on the Save button (or Cancel if you do not wish to complete your
suspension).
5. Consider renumbering the suspended employee to a group of numbers reserved
for suspended employees (refer to Section 5.3.4 for information on renumbering
employees).
An employee can be Suspended/Unsuspended easily by selecting/unselecting this item
on their Info tab.
5.3.2. Termination of an Employee:
Termination of an employee is recommended when there is certainty the employee will
not return to work for the company. They will no longer be able to clock in or out AND
their historical data will all be maintained in the TimeClock Plus database for reporting
and research purposes.
To Terminate an employee:
1. From the TimeClock Manager Main Menu, select Employee then “Add/Edit”.
The Edit Employee screen will display.
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2. Access the personal record for the employee you wish to terminate either by
selecting them from the dropdown list on the left ha nd side of the screen, or by
typing their Employee ID number in the Goto box.
3. After verifying you have selected the correct employee, on the Info tab, complete
the Termination Date field with their last valid date of employment.
4. Click on the Save button (or Cancel if you do not wish to complete your
termination).
5. Consider renumbering the terminated employee to a group of numbers reserved
for terminated employees (refer to Section 5.3.4 for information on renumbering
employees).
5.3.3. Permanent Removal (Deletion) of an Employee:
Deleting an employee from the TimeClock system permanently removes them and all of
their work history from the database. This should only be used if the employee’s data will
not need to be accessed for any reason, now or in the future.
This process should be used with caution (consider Terminating or Suspending the
employee and/or renumbering them as described in the previous sections). Due to
regulatory and business issues, some companies will not delete an employee until they
have not been employed for a minimum of 3 years.
To Delete an employee:
From the TimeClock Manager Main Menu, select Employee then “Delete”.
The Delete Employee screen will display with a list of all employees.
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The Filter button on the Delete Employee screen can be used to filter the employee
display to not include active and/or suspended employees and can also be used to
show only employees who have been previously terminated.
Select the employee you wish to delete from the employee list by clicking on their
line to highlight it.
To complete the deletion, click on the Process button (or the Cancel button if you
wish to exist without performing the deletion).
THIS WILL REMOVE ALL DATA FOR THIS EMPLOYEE!!!
5.3.4. Moving/Renumbering an Employee:
To Move/Renumber an employee (often used in conjunction with their Suspension or
Termination):
1. From the TimeClock Manager Main Menu, select Employee then
“Move/Renumber”. The Move Employee box will display.
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2. The Filter button on the Move Employee screen can be used to filter the
employee display to not include active and/or suspended employees and can also
be used to show only employees who have been previously terminated.
3. Select the employee you wish to move/renumber from the employee list displayed
by clicking on their record to highlight it.
4. Next, input their NEW Employee ID number in the New Number Assignment
box.
5. Click on the Process button to proceed with the renumber (or Cancel to stop the
operation).
6. A warning screen will display asking if you are sure you want to move the
employee number XXX to number XXX. Press Yes to accept or No to stop the
employee renumber process.
This will move all current and historical data to the new employee number.
5.4. PRINTING EMPLOYEE INFORMATION
TimeClock Plus provides the ability to produce a report containing the fields of personal
information you select, and for an individual or group of employees. This is performed
via the “Print Information” option under the Employee menu.
To print a listing of employee information:
1. From the TimeClock Manager Main Menu, select Employee then “Print
Information”. The Print Information screen will display.
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2. Select the fields you wish to add to the seven default fields in the report from the
Available Fields listing by either double-clicking them, or single-clicking them
and pressing the Add-> button to add them to the Items to Print list.
3. Remove any fields from the Items to Print List by single-clicking them and
pressing the <-Remove button (or remove all fields by pressing the Remove All
button). To return the Items to Print list to only the seven default fields, click on
the Default button).
4. To filter what employees to include in the report, click on the Criteria button and
complete it as required.
5. To send the report to your default printer, click on the Print button where you can
preview the report, change printer settings, or complete the print process.
6. To exit the Print Information screen click on the close window X button in its
upper right hand corner.
QUICK START – HINT: Your employees may now begin clocking in\out. If
you would like to learn about your day to day management options, refer to
section 9.
SECTION VI: INITIAL SETUP
ADDITIONAL SYSTEM-WIDE SETTINGS
This section of the User Guide should be viewed as a continuation of Section IV as it
addresses additional settings that will impact your use of the system going forward.
Many of these settings were established during the Quick Setup Wizard (optional).
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6. Setting TimeClock Defaults
(Configuration à Preferences à Defaults)
This section addresses the setting of “defaults” which govern how different func tions in
TimeClock Plus operate (such as the On-Screen TimeClock, TimeClock Manager and the
Scheduler). Defaults are accessed from the Configuration menu of the TimeClock
Manager.
There are five categories of settings that can be addressed via TimeClock Defaults:
System-Wide Settings
TimeClock Manager
TimeClock Scheduler (only required if Scheduler will be utilized)
TimeClock Client (applicable to both On-Screen TimeClock & RDTs)
Shift Differential (if installed)
To expand the list of options for any of the categories, click on the + box (if the - box is
displayed, the item has been fully expanded and there are no other options).
6.1. Defaults, System Wide Settings
6.1.1. System Wide Settings
This section addresses several different features used throughout the TimeClock Plus
system, such as Breaks, Hour Calculations and Time Settings.
System Settings
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6.1.1.1. Display options
RETURN/ENTER functions as TAB key in edit controls – If this option is checked,
when you click on the RETURN or ENTER key you will tab through the input fields.
How do you refer to the individuals being tracked? – Input the term you use for
employees (associates, students, etc.). This term will display in the main TimeClock Plus
Menu to access the “Employee” menu.
6.1.1.2. Hour Calculations
Include premium pay in base rate when calculating overtime – If checked, the overtime
rate will be calculated using the formula (base + premium) X overtime factor. If not
checked, the calculation will be (base X factor) + premium.
Pay multiple premiums if they occur in the same shift – If this option is checked, the
employee will earn both holiday and 7th consecutive day premiums (if a holiday occurs
on the 7th consecutive day of a workweek). If not checked, the employee will only earn
the higher of the two premiums.
Calculate hours counting toward overtime but not earning overtime first – If this option is
checked, the system will push all non clockable hours to the beginning of the day or
week, before overtime is calculated. If not checked, all hours will be counted in relation
to overtime on the day and time that they are worked.
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6.1.1.3. Time Settings
The Time Setting section is used to define how time for clock in/out should be
determined and/or adjusted (for time zones and/or daylight savings time).
Time Retrieval Method - There are three options as follows:
1. Use the database server time with no adjustments – If selected, the client
workstations and RDTs will pull their time from your database server with no
adjustments made for time zones. This setting should be selected if all client
workstations and RDTs are located in the same time zone as the database server.
2. Use the database server time adjusted to time zone – If selected, the client
workstations and RDTs will pull their time from the database server and a time
zone adjustment will be applied. This setting should be selected if client
workstations and RDTs are NOT located in the same time zone as the database
server. This option should be utilized for an organization collecting time in a
distributed environment across multiple time zones. The system will
automatically adjust in/out punches based on the actual time zone in which work
is being performed (must set Time Zone in the next section).
3. Use the local system time – If selected, each client will pull time from its own
clock and not look to the database server for the time to record.
This option is not recommended because if an employee changes the system time at the
point of clock in, it will change the recorded time.
Time Zone – This option becomes available only if you configure the system to “Use the
database server time adjusted to time zone” (see above for description). If the field is
available, input the time zone in which your clients are installed.
Adjust for daylight savings time – Select “Yes” if you want the TimeClock sys tem to
adjust for daylight savings time. When using MSDE 2000 or SQL Server 8.0 or later, the
system pulls the UTC time so it never adjusts for daylight standard time unless you use
the database server time with no adjustments.
6.1.2. Job Costing
The Job Costing option only becomes available when the Job Costing Module is
installed.
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The settings in this section allow you to specify the Job Costing Status, Miscellaneous
tracking names, the le vel names, and how Cost Code Groups should be handled.
Job Costing Status Types – These options allow you to specify up to 10 stages, or the
status of the Job Costing. They appear in the Status drop down list on the Cost Code
Information screen. An example may be 1.Planning, 2.Prep, 3.In Progress, 4.Near
Completion, 5.Complete, 6.Closed out for billing.
Miscellaneous Fields – These options allow you to name 4 fields for tracking. They
appear as check boxes on the Cost Code Information screen. These fields can be used for
additional tracking per your company’s needs.
Cost Code Levels – These fields allow you to name the 3 levels of cost codes something
other than the default name of Cost Level 1, Cost Level 2, and Cost Level 3.
Cost Code Groups – This specifies how you would like Cost Code Groups to work in
conjunction with the employee and Job Code. This will only be an issue if you have cost
code groups assigned to both the employee, and the job codes.
You can assign a Cost Code Group to a Job Code, and only those Cost Codes
defined in that Cost Code Group are accessible by that Job Code.
You can also assign a Cost Code Group to an employee, and only those Cost
Codes defined in that Cost Code Group are accessible by that employee.
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When you have overlapping Cost Code Group definitions, for example, a Job
Code has access to Cost Code Group A and an employee has access to Cost Code
Group B. Does the employee have access to both Cost Code Group A and B, or
neither? This is why you have to define how you would like the Cost Code
Groups to be handled, either by Intersection or Union.
Intersection – if this option is enabled, for access to be granted to a Cost Code,
that Cost Code must be in both Cost Code Groups (Cost Code Groups assigned to
a Job Code and to the employee).
For example, if I had an employee and they were using a Job Code that was
assigned Cost Code Group A, and the employee was assigned Cost Code Group
B, they would not be able to use a specific Cost Code unless that Cost Code was
defined as available in both of the Cost Code Groups.
Union – if this option is enabled, for access to be granted to a Cost Code, that
Cost Code must be in at least one group.
Following our same example as above, for the employee to have access to a
specific Cost Code, the Cost Code would only have to be defined in either Cost
Code Group A or Cost Code Group B, but it does not have to be defined in both
Cost Code Groups A and B.
6.1.3. Breaks
The TimeClock Plus application allows for the setup and use of up to four different types
of breaks. These break types can be used for any Job Code while some Job Codes may
not have a break type assigned (breaks are assigned to job codes as part of their definition
via “Configuration”, “Master Job Code list”).
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6.1.3.1. Break Types
In the Break type section, input a name for each of the break types to be used in tracking
time. Once a break type has been established in one of the four boxes, proceed through
the rest of the screen to define break minimums and rounding rules for each break type
(see next section).
While defaults for each break type are set at the company-wide level, they can be
overridden for an individual job code. An override is set by performing an edit of that
job code in the Master Job Code List (“Configuration”, “Master Job Code List”).
6.1.3.2. Break minimums and rounding
To establish settings for a particular break type:
1. Begin by choosing it from the drop-down box next to “Break type:” (it will only
show up in the drop-down box if it has been added in the Break types section as
described above).
2. Next, select and complete these two settings as applicable:
Enforce minimum break length of X minutes – to activate, check the box and
input the minimum number of minutes an employee has to remain on this type of
break in the input box.
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Round breaks to nearest X minutes – to activate break rounding, check the box
and input the number of minutes you want to round breaks to (ex. You may want
to round this type of break to the nearest 15 minutes.)
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First Segment: Round up at X minutes – the ‘First Segment’ is the first
rounding segment of the break. A segment refers to the period of time entered
in the field on the previous line. For example, if you round to the nearest 15
minutes after 8 minutes. You would enter 15 minutes as the amount being
rounded, and set the first segment to round up at 8.
Entering a “0” will disable rounding of the segment (15 minutes).
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Other Segments: the ‘Other Segments’ are all other break segments after the
First Segment. Round up at X minutes – other segments refers to all segments
after the first. Entering a “0” will disable rounding for all other segments.
6.1.3.3. Maximum Break Length
Input the maximum number of minutes in the input box that you can be on break and it
still is considered a break.
An employee clocks out for break and ends up going home while on break without
clocking back in, you would not want a clock in on the following day to be tied to the
previous day’s shift.
6.1.4. Tracked Fields
As discussed in Section 3.2.4 of this manual, Tracked fields are used in TimeClock Plus
to collect information from employees as they clock in and/or out of a shift, such as
“tips” in a restaurant or “pieces” in a production environment. This also requires that the
Job Code be set to require the collection of tracked field information.
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There are two steps to configure tracked fields in the system – setting them up and
assigning them to a particular job code.
1. To set up a tracked field, enter its name in one of the three Field Name fields.
Next, in the decimals field, enter the number of decimal places for the field. For
example, a restaurant might set the name to Tips and the decimals to 2 in order to
collect dollars and cents.
2. The next step is the assignment of the tracked fields to a job code (For example,
you might assign the Tips tracked field to a job code for Wait Staff). From the
TimeClock Manager Main Menu, select “Configuration” then “Master Job Code
List”. Select the job code from the list that you wish to assign the Tracked Field
to and the Edit Job Code Screen will display. Enable the Tracked Field you
wish to assign to this job code (multiple tracked fields can be assigned to each job
code if applicable).
When an employee clocks in/out using this Job Code they will be prompted to input a
value for the Tracked Field. You can disable this at the employee level on their Jobs
tab by selecting the Job Code from their assigned Job Code list and disabling tracked
fields (removing the check mark).
If you change the entry type for a tracked field in the Master Job Code List, it will not
change that setting for the existing employees that already have that Job Code assigned
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to them. It will only take effect to those employees that are assigned that Job Code after
the change.
6.2. Defaults, TimeClock Manager
6.2.1. Miscellaneous
6.2.1.1. Miscellaneous
Display current labor cost on status bar – If this option is checked, the current labor cost
(cost per hour of all employees currently on the clock) will display on the status bar at the
bottom of the TimeClock Manager main window.
Labor Cost is based on the sum of the hourly rates for each employee working at that
time. It is not recommended to enable this option if running over a slow connection if
this information is not needed.
6.2.1.2. Reviews
Schedule a review in XX days when a new individual is added – the TimeClock Manager
will automatically schedule a review for new employees if this field is populated (a 0 in
the field will disable this function) AND the employee has a valid hire date entered at the
time they are added to the TimeClock system.
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Reviews can be viewed by viewing the Reminder Bar under the View Menu.
6.2.1.3. Adding New Individuals
Automatically grant user access to all individuals added by the user – If this option is
checked, when a system user adds a new employee to the system via “Employee”,
“Add/Edit” they will automatically be granted access to the personal record of the
individual they added. If not checked it will be possible for a user to add a new employee
and immediately be denied access to that employee.
6.2.2. Reminder Bar
The Reminder Bar section allows you to specify how you would like the Reminder Bar to
view and display Tasks, Reviews, Birthdays, and Anniversaries.
The Reminder Bar can be viewed by going to View, and Reminders.
6.2.2.1. Tasks
Automatically remove a task when it is marked complete – If this option is checked, once
you mark a task as complete, it will be removed from the Task list.
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6.2.2.2. Reviews
Display reviews within the past XX days and in the next XX days. – You specify the time
frame in which the next reviews should show in the Review Bar.
6.2.2.3. Birthdays
Display birthdays within the past XX days and in the next XX days. – You specify the
time frame in which the next birthdays should show in the Review Bar.
6.2.2.4. Anniversaries
Display anniversaries within the past XX days and in the next XX days. – You specify
the time frame in which the next anniversaries should show in the Review Bar.
6.2.3. Employee Entry
This screen is used to define for the system which fields will be required when adding a
new employee into the TimeClock Plus system. To require a field, place a check in the
box next to that field and click on the OK button to save these settings.
6.2.4. Accruals
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This screen is used to define when accruals should be posted to employee records. Begin
by identifying which day of the week to post weekly accruals (1st through the 7th ). Next,
check any of the three line items to activate the rules related to posting accruals for
suspended, terminated and new employees.
6.2.5. Close Week
This screen contains four settings related to the Close Week process required by the
TimeClock Manager.
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Display reminder messages when time to close the current week – If this option is
checked, the system will display a reminder to all users with access to the Close Week
function when they first log into TimeClock Manager and it is time to close a week.
Enable ability to close week from the command line – If checked, this option allows the
week to be closed without having to manually run the TimeClock Manager and perform
the close operation. This function should be used in conjunction with a scheduling
program that will carry out the command line at a preset time.
When you click on this option, a screen will appear with the format of the command line
and a warning about security. To perfo rm the Close Week process from the command
line or from a shortcut on the desktop, configure the command to run as
“<PROGRAMDIR>\WINMG32.EXE / company:<x> / closeweek” where <x> is the
company ID you wish to close and <PROGRAMDIR> is the program directory where
TimeClock Plus is installed. If you do not know the company ID number, it is displayed
in the Select Company function under the File Menu option in TimeClock Manager.
Make sure that this command is run in the TimeClock Plus program directory.
If you are scheduling the command line close operation using a task scheduler, you
should schedule it several days later than the last day of the week to insure that all edits
have taken place before the week is closed. Also, if there are any situations present
that would normally cause the close to fail such as an employee is clocked in for the
week, the close will be cancelled with no action taken.
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Auto copy schedules when closing the week – If this option is checked, this function will
copy the current week’s schedule to the number of weeks specified (up to 3 weeks). The
system will also present two boxes that can be activated (via check mark) to
automatically remove terminated employees during the schedule copy and to overwrite
schedules if they already exist.
This feature is designed for use by a company with schedules that do not change from
week-to-week.
Prevent close week if conflicting shifts exist – If this option is checked, the system will
automatically verify there are no conflicting shifts before allowing the Close Week
process to complete.
A conflicting shift exists when you have overlapping punches or hours.
6.3. Defaults, TimeClock Scheduler
This screen allows you to set defaults for how the TimeClock Manager will interact with
the TimeClock Scheduler application. If you will not be setting up employee schedules,
no settings are required on this tab.
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6.3.1. Miscellaneous
6.3.1.1. Shift Window
When shift restrictions are enabled for an employee and he/she attempts to clock into the
system, this setting determines how many minutes to the past and the future the system
will look to find a shift for comparison. If they attempted to clock in and it is not within
the specified window, a password will be required in order for them to clock in.
Example:
If this value was set to 120 minutes and an employee attempts to
clock in 150 minutes late, the system will report that there is no
shift near the current time and they will not be allowed to clock
in without supervisor approval.
6.3.1.2. Absent and Tardy
An individual is considered tardy after how many minutes late: - input the number of
minutes an employee must be late before they are considered tardy.
An individual is considered absent after how many minutes late: - input the number of
minutes an employee must be late before they are considered absent.
If the next four check boxes are enabled, the result will be:
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Use actual times instead of rounded times to determine absent/tardy information –
instructs the software to use actual punches (rather than rounded) when determining if an
individual is absent or tardy.
Count only one tardy per day – an employee will only be counted tardy once per day,
even if they have multiple shifts and are tardy for more than one of them.
Count only one absence per day – an employee will only be counted absent once per day,
even if they miss multiple shifts.
Non-clockable shifts found where scheduled for a clockable shift should be counted
absent (for example, Sick or vacation) – if time is input to a non-clockable job code such
as sick or vacation, where the employee was scheduled to work, hours will be counted as
absent.
6.4. Defaults, TimeClock Client
This section is used to define default settings for all time collection clients, whether using
On-Screen TimeClock, RDT (via WinRemote) or a combination of both.
6.4.1. Access
This screen addresses what features/functions you allow from the On-Screen TimeClock
or RDT device.
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The checking/enabling of each of these items will result as follows:
Allow viewing of hours worked – This option allows an employee to view their
hours worked for the week to date from the RDT or On-Screen TimeClock.
Allow viewing of current schedule – This option allows the employee to view
their schedule for the current workweek from the RDT or On-Screen
TimeClock.
Allow viewing of next week’s schedule – This option allows the employee to
view their schedule for the next workweek from the RDT or On-Screen
TimeClock.
Allow viewing of last punch – This option allows the employee to view their last
clock operation from the RDT or On-Screen TimeClock.
Allow viewing of accruals (up to current week) – This option allows the
employee to view their current accrual balance from the RDT or On-Screen
TimeClock.
Allow printing of hours from “View Hours” (on-screen only) – This option allows
employees to print their displayed hours worked when viewing from the
On-Screen TimeClock.
Allow entering of schedule requests (on-screen only) – This option allows
employees to request schedule changes/time off from the On-Screen
TimeClock. (A Schedule Request report is provided with the TimeClock
Scheduler application to print requests on an as-needed basis).
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Allow entering of shift notes (on-screen only) – This option allows employees to
enter notes for a particular shift when clocking in/out via the On-Screen
TimeClock.
Allow break, lunch, etc. option – the break button will be enabled and active in
the On-Screen TimeClock as well as on an RDT device.
Allow change job code option – the change job code button will be enabled and
active in the On-Screen TimeClock as well as on an RDT device.
Show individual’s number when clocking in/out – the employee’s number will
display as they enter it to clock in/out of the system. If this option is not
enabled, asterisks will display as the number is entered.
Allow editing hours from the remote date terminal (by pressing 6 at the main
menu) – users can edit employee hours from the RDT using the edit hours
function
6.4.2. Miscellaneous
Prevent clock in if a conflicting shift exists – If this option is checked, employees will not
be allowed to clock in if there is a conflicting shift.
Only perform “round to minute’ when not rounded to schedule – If this option is checked,
the system will not perform both rounding to schedule and rounding to minute.
Badge Search Order
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This section is used to define how the TimeClock system will determine who is clocking
in/out. When an employee clocks in/out a unique ID number must be entered. This
number can either be their employee ID number or their Badge Number – depending on
which one of the following options are activated:
Locate ID number by searching the ID number field only – If checked, this option
looks for the employee using only the employee number.
Locate the ID number by searching the badge number field only – If checked, this
option looks for the employee using only the badge number set in the Employee
Information.
Locate the ID number by searching the ID number and then the badge number
field – If checked, this option looks for a match using the employee number first,
and the badge number second if no match was found using the employee number.
Locate the id number by searching the badge number then the ID number field –
If checked, this option looks for a match using the badge number first, and the
employee number second if no match was found using the badge number.
6.4.3. Missed Punches
Missed In Punch
If an individual attempts to clock out without an associated in punch, what action should
be taken (select one of these four options):
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Deny clock out until punch is corrected – If checked, the system will operate as
previous versions did, by denying any clock operation until the time is edited.
Record blank time in and flag as a missed punch – If checked, on a missed punch
the system will record the time in, and flag the missed punch as <<Missed>> in
edit hours.
Record scheduled time in (if available) and flag as a missed punch (would require
a schedule for the employee in the TimeClock Scheduler) – If checked, on a
missed punch, the system will record the time in, and try to match the missed
punch with the nearest scheduled time. If a schedule is found, the missed punch
will be flagged and the scheduled time will be entered. If it cannot find a
scheduled time, then the system will flag it as a <<Missed>> punch.
Allow individual to enter the time in and flag it as a missed punch – If this option
is checked, on a missed punch, the system will allow the employee to manually
enter the time that they missed the punch.
Missed Out Punch
If an individual attempts to clock in when they are already clocked in, what action should
be taken (selection one of these four options).
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Deny clock in until punch is corrected – If checked, the system will operate as
previous versions did, it will deny any clock operation until the time is edited
Record blank time out and flag as a missed punch – If this option is checked, on a
missed punch the system will record the time out, and flag the missed punch as
<<Missed>> in edit hours.
Record scheduled time out (if available) and flag as a missed punch (would
require a schedule for the employee in the TimeClock Scheduler) – If checked, on
a missed punch, the system will record the time out, and try to match the missed
punch with the nearest scheduled time. If a schedule is found, the missed punch
will be flagged and the scheduled time will be entered. If it cannot find a
scheduled time, then the system will flag it as a <<Missed>> punch.
Allow individual to enter the time out and flag it as a missed punch – If checked,
on a missed punch, the system will allow the employee to manually enter the time
that they missed the punch.
6.5. Defaults, Shift Differential
The Shift Differential options will only be available when you have the shift
differential module installed.
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6.5.1. Processing Options
Process non-clockable shift segments with shift monitor – If this option is checked, any
job codes or shifts that are set to be non-clockable will still be processed. If the option is
not checked, only clockable job codes and shifts will be processes.
For example, your PTO job code may not be clockable and if they have hours under
this job code, they still receive the shift differential. If they still receive the shift
differential, you should check this option to process those non-clockable shifts as well.
Automatically enter a missed out punch if an individual segment exceeds XX – If this
option is checked and an hour amount entered, the system will automatically clock an
individual out after XX hours and flag that shift as a missed punch.
6.5.2. Processing Times
The processing time is the time that the Shift Differential Monitor (ShiftMon) will
process the shift differential settings. The rate adjustments are added when the shifts are
processed.
A shift must be complete (a clock in and clock out time entered) for it to be processed.
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6.6. Setting up Custom Fields
(Configuration à Preferences à Custom fields)
The main idea of Custom Fields is to give TimeClock Plus the ability to export required
information for payroll software. Custom Fields make it very easy to track additional
information that is non-standard. By non-standard it’s meant, tracking other information
than what can be tracked using the existing fields. Custom Fields provide us a way of
creating our own fields to track specific information that may be specific to a payroll
software or to your particular company.
Custom Fields can be setup per job code, where each job code can have specific Custom
Fields tied to it. They can be setup per employee, where each employee can have specific
Custom Fields tied to them. Custom Fields can also be setup per employee job code. This
allows you to specify Custom Fields on a per employee basis, associated with one of their
job codes that are assigned to them. This could override the job code Custom Fields that
were mentioned earlier.
You can have unlimited Custom Fields assigned to the employee, job code, or employee
job code. Each custom field can have a character length of up to 200. You can use or
force alphanumeric, numeric, alpha, alpha numeric with symbols, full dates
(MM/DD/CCYY), partial dates (MM/DD), hour format HH:MM PP, specifically
formatted data or you can filter the input. When setting up Custom Fields you can also
specify if you want to enter the information manually, if you want to choose it from a
pre-built list, or if you want to be able to do both. Custom Fields data can also be
imported from an ASCII text file. This does require that the Custom Field be configured
prior to the import.
6.6.1. Creating a Custom Field
1. In TimeClock Manager, select Configuration/ Preferences/ Custom Fields.
2. Select the area this Custom Field will be added into by choosing the tab for
Employees, Master Job Code List, or Employees Job Codes, and click on the Add
button.
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3. Fill in the fields in the Edit Custom Field window. These fields are as follows:
Category – By inputting a category, Custom Fields can be separated out into
different categories. Custom Fields will be grouped together using this
category. Categories are added to the system by having them in at least one
Custom Field. Adding a category to one Custom Field will cause it to show up
in the drop down list of any other Custom Field. Removing one category
from all of its Custom Fields will cause it to disappear from the selection list.
Name – The name of the Custom Field.
Data Type – The type of data that can be input as a value into this custom
field.
Alpha Only (a-z) – This option allows only alphabetic characters to be
entered for this Custom Field.
Numeric Only (0-9) – This option allows only numeric characters to be
entered for this Custom Field.
Alpha-Numeric (a-z, 0-9) – This option allows any combination of
numeric and alphabetic characters to be entered for this Custom Field.
Alpha-Numeric w/ symbols – This option allows any combination of
numeric and alphabetic characters to be entered for this Custom Field,
including symbols such as $, @, etc.
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In order to include a space into a Custom Field, Alpha-numeric w/ symbols must be
selected
Full Date (MM/DD/CCYY) – This option allows full dates to be entered
in the MM/DD/CCYY format. For example, 06/22/1985
Partial Date (MM/DD) – This option allows partial dates to be entered in
the MM/DD format. For example, 06/22
Time (HH:MM PP) – This option allows time to be entered in the
HH:MM PP format. For example, 11:13 AM
Formatted Data – This option allows formatted data to be entered. This
means that the exact type of character for each position can be entered into
the system. When Formatted Data is selected from the list, the field
labeled Format becomes available. Here, a format that specifies the
characters and places can be input. This is done by using 6 different
characters in the field. “>” Allows upper case alpha characters. “?”
Allows lower and upper case alpha characters. “#” Allows numeric
characters. “A” Allows upper and lower case alpha characters, as well as
numeric characters. “&” Allows any printable character to be used. “ \ ”
Treats the following character as a literal, which means that the character
is forced to appear exactly as it is entered. For example, the code
1003JWG0935 could be entered as ####>>>####. Now, when inputting a
value into this custom field, only a value that matches the pattern of 4
numbers, 3 upper case letters, and 4 numbers, would be accepted by the
system. Another option in setting up the format is to click on the Create
button. This option allows an example to be input, which the system
translates into the format characters. If 1003JWG0935 were input into the
sample field, the system would automatically create the format of
####>>>#### and set it as the format for this custom field.
Filtered Input – Engages a filter that limits what can be entered into this
custom field. Only characters entered into the filter field will be allowed
to be input as values. Ranges can be entered with ‘..’ For example,
A..Z0..9 would allow all numbers and letters.
Length – The maximum length that can be input as a value into this field
Entry Type – The method is used to input a value into this field.
Edit Only – This option allows anything to be entered into this field
Item List – Presents a list of values that can be chosen. One of these
items must be selected from the list and cannot be edited.
Item List With Edit – Presents a list of values to be chosen, and also
allows modification.
Force Uppercase/Force Lowercase – Forces a certain case onto the
characters being entered.
Selection List – This is where the Item List is populated. Items are added
into the Selection List in order to make them available to choose when
utilizing the Item List option.
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6.6.2. Accessing the Custom Fields
1. To access the employee custom fields, you must go to employee, add/edit, and
view the Custom tab.
2. To access the job code custom fields, you must go to configuration, Master
Job Code List, edit the job code and view the Custom tab.
3. To access the employee job custom fields, you must go to employee, add/edit,
jobs tab, edit a job code, and view the Custom tab.
6.7. Setting up Users
(Configuration à User List)
In order to have access to the TimeClock Manager (for correcting time records,
producing reports, etc.) an individual must be set up as a User. Employees who will be
clocking in/out but who will not be accessing the TimeClock Manager do NOT have to
be set up as users.
There are three steps to the setup of a user:
1. Define the User (ID and Name)
2. Set their User Properties
3. Establish what processes in the system this User ID has permissions to do
(User Rights).
In most areas of the system, when a user logs onto the system the only items which will
display are those which they have been given access/permission.
Access the User List from the TimeClock Manager Main Menu, “Configuration”, and
“User List”. The User List screen will display.
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The left side of the screen displays all individuals who have been set up as users. The
right side of the screen displays “User Rights” or each individual’s permissions (you
must select the individual by clicking on them to access their permissions). To open the
restrictions for any application, click on the plus sign to the left of the item.
6.7.1. Step 1 – Define a User ID
Click on the Add button on the bottom of the User List screen. The Add User screen
will display. Input a User Id and User Name into the designated input boxes then click
on the OK button to accept the addition.
Copy settings from: This option allows you to copy the user settings from another user
that has already been created in the User list. You copy the settings from the specific user
by entering the user name that you would like to copy the settings from in the ‘Copy
settings from’ drop down box.
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6.7.2. Step 2 – Define User Prope rties
Select the User from the ID List and click on the Edit button. Three tabs of User
Properties display for that specific user.
6.7.2.1. User Info Tab:
The User Id and Full Name will populate for the new user. Complete the three additional
fields as follows:
TimeClock Plus ID Number (leave blank for none): This field allows you to track the
TimeClock employee number of this specific user. Certain restrictions such as the ability
for a user to edit his/her own hours are tied to this field.
Network ID: This field is used to track the network login of this user.
E-Mail Address: This field is used to track the email address of this user so that you can
easily view the email address of this manager to email them.
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Note the Check Box on the bottom left hand corner of this screen. By unchecking this
box the User can become inactive without being deleted from the system.
6.7.2.2. Access Tab:
This tab is used to designate which employee(s) this user has the permission to view
when logged into TimeClock Plus.
User can access all individuals in the system – If this option is enabled, this user
has access to all individuals entered in the TimeClock Plus system.
User can only access specific individuals– If enabled, the list of all current
employees in the system will display. Designate each employee this User has
access rights for by placing a check mark in their box of the “Include” column.
You can choose multiple employees by selecting an employee, then holding down the
shift key or ctrl key to select multiple employees. You can also click and drag with the
mouse to select multiple employees. To select a group of employees matching a certain
field, you can sort by that field by clicking the header of the list.
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6.7.2.3. Passwords Tab:
This tab is used to set passwords for this User which will be used in four separate areas of
the system, as follows:
System Access Password: used to gain access to the TimeClock Manager and
Scheduler applications.
Remote Data Terminal – Hour Edit Password: used to access the edit hours
functionality at a Remote Data Terminal device (RDT).
Remote Data Terminal – Overrid e: used to override clock operations from an
RDT. Note that permission to grant overrides is also required for this individual.
On-Screen Override: used to authorize clock overrides in the On-Screen
TimeClock. Note that permission to grant overrides is also required.
In order for individuals to be able to edit hours from the RDT, override clock
operations from the RDT and override clock operations from the On-Screen
TimeClock, they must be granted permission to perform those operations.
To set/modify one of these passwords, select (highlight) the one you want changed and
click on the Change button on the screen. The Password Change dialogue box will then
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display for the entry and re-entry of a new password. Click on the OK button to accept
the password change.
To save User Properties, click on the OK button (or Cancel to exit without savings your
input).
6.7.3. Step 3: Establish Processes/User Rights for this User
The left side of the User List screen displays all individuals who have been set up as
users. The right side of the screen displays “User Rights” or each individual’s
permissions (you must select the individual by highlighting them to access their
permissions).
To view a user’s current permissions, highlight them on the User List. Their current
rights display in the User Rights section on the right hand side of the User List. In this
example, John Smith only has the ability to Add/Edit employees to the system, no other
access is provided for.
To open the line items/processes for any application, click on the plus sign to the left of
the item. A minus sign in a box notes that there is no more detail to display for this
line item. A plus sign indicates that there are more options that can be configured
under that section.
To establish a permission for a user, place a check mark in the box to the left of the line
item (or remove the check mark to remove a permission).
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1. Select the User by selecting (highlight) their name and turning on/off their
permissions from the processes in the User Rights section (by clicking a line item
to place a check mark in its box).
2. To save the User Rights click on the Save button.
To remove a current User from the system they can be inactivated or deleted. To
inactivate an employee remove the check in the “User is active” box on the User Info
tab of User Properties. To permanently delete a User select them from the User List
and click on the Remove button. A warning screen will appear and if you wish to
complete the removal press Yes to accept the action.
6.8. Configuration and Security Check
To check for security holes and to ensure that the TimeClock Users do not have access to
information that they should not, a configuration and security check feature is available.
To check for any configuration or security errors:
1. Launch TimeClock Manager.
2. Log in and click on File, and Configuration and Security Check.
3. Click on the Start button to begin the check.
4. Once your results are available, you may print them by clicking on the print
option.
6.9. Setting up Display Options for the Edit Hours Screen
Employee à Edit Hours
The Edit Hours function is used to edit existing shift records or to add a new shift record
(a sick or vacation day for example). The following options determine how data will
display on the Edit Hours Screen.
1. From the TimeClock Manager main menu select “Employee” then “Edit Hours”.
2. Click on the Options button on the bottom of the Edit Hours screen, the Edit
hours Options dialog box will display.
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3. Each of the eight options displayed should be enabled/disabled to meet your
operational needs. These options are:
Display times in list in hours: minutes format instead of hundredths – If this
option is checked, the time in edit hours will be displayed as HH:MM (hours
and minutes) instead of HH.MM (hours and hundredths).
Highlight shift segments that contain breaks – If checked, a shift that contains
a break will be highlighted in red in edit hours.
Display the actual clock in and out times in addition to the rounded times – If
this option is checked, and you have the system configured to round times, the
actual times will show along with the rounded times in edit hours.
Auto open accrual window when edit hours opens – If checked, when you
open edit hours, the Accrual Information window will automatically open.
Auto open schedule window when edit hours opens – If checked, when yo u
open edit hours, the Schedule Information window will automatically open.
Ask for confirmation when deleting a shift from an individual – If this option
is checked, when you delete a shift in edit hours, you will be prompted with a
confirmation.
Warn if a shift being added/edited in current week will exceed accruals – If
this option is checked, you will be warned if you are adding/editing hours that
will exceed accrual totals for that job code.
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Shade even rows in list for clarity using this color (click on the color box to
change the color to be used for shading) – If this option is checked, the rows
will alternate in background color according to the color you specify by the
color palette.
If you are operating across a slow network or WAN connection, by disabling the AutoOpen Accrual and Schedule windows, you may improve performance. The minimum
speed connection is 56K, but if you are across a connection and the program is
performing slow, disabling the Auto-Open features may enhance performance.
4. Set Default Times - Whenever a shift or time record is entered manually (via Edit
Hours) a default start and stop time is populated in the input fields. If all of your
employees do not have the same working hours, set these defaults to reflect the
start and stop time for the majority of your employees to save time when
manually entering time.
5. Click on the OK button to save your input (or Cancel to return to the previous
screen without saving your input).
6.10. Setting up Holidays
TimeClock Plus provides the ability to setup a holiday schedule and track hours worked
on holidays. In addition, if applicable to your organization you can set overtime rules
specific to hours worked on a “holiday” so that hours are categorized correctly and
premiums are paid.
A holiday has to be marked in the system in the Holiday Calendar in order for hours to
be treated a certain way.
6.10.1.1. Setting the Holiday Calendar:
1. Begin by accessing the Holiday Calendar from the TimeClock main menu.
Select the Configuration Menu then select “Holiday Calendar”.
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2. Use the Next>> and <<Previous buttons on the top of the calendar to change to
the month being viewed.
3. To designate a day as a holiday either double-click on the day or single-click it to
select it and click on the Edit button. The Edit Holiday Information screen will
display for the day you selected, as shown below.
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4. Input the name for the holiday in the Description edit box. If all shifts worked on
this date are to be reported as holiday hours, activate the check box.
5. Designate the Recurrence rule for this holiday (non-recurring, weekly, monthly or
yearly).
This allows the holiday to automatically be set weekly, monthly, or yearly without
having to go in and add it continuously.
Click on the OK button to save this holiday (or Cancel to return to the previous screen
without saving input).
Continue with these steps until all holidays are designated.
If you want to just report hours worked on holidays but have no special overtime
treatment of the hours, stop here. If you need to set overtime rules specific to hours
worked on a holiday proceed to the next section.
6.10.1.2. Establishing Different Pay Rules for Days Designated as Holidays:
If a holiday receives certain pay rules, you need to configure them by going to Employee,
Add/Edit, viewing the Overtime tab and choosing the ‘Advanced’ button to configure the
Holiday Pay settings. When setting up an employee’s personal data (assigning job codes,
etc.), the Overtime tab is used to designate how to categorize and calculate pay for hours
worked as Overtime for the employee. (Remember: by using Employee Defaults or
Employee Templates, overtime rules can be set for all employees or a group of
employees in one simple step).
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1. The Advanced Button on the Overtime tab contains a section titled Holiday Pay
that is used to define how to treat hours worked on a day marked as a holiday (per
Configuration à Holiday Calendar).
2. Complete the Holiday pay section of the Advanced Overtime Settings screen
(On an individual’s Overtime Tab or on a Template or Default Information) by
enabling one of the three options:
§ No special action for these days – If this option is enabled, hours worked
on days marked as holidays in the Holiday Calendar will not be treated
any differently from normal days.
§ Override current overtime calculations – If this option is enabled, overtime
will be calculated differently on holidays by completing the two input
boxes.
Example: If you want to pay for all hours worked on a holiday per your Overtime1
settings you would enable this option and set Overtime #1 after 0.00 hours in the day.
To pay all hours per your Overtime #2 settings you would enable this option and set
Overtime #2 after X hours in the day.
§
Pay a shift premium of X dollars per hour – If enabled, all hours worked
on a day designated as a holiday will receive a shift premium of X dollars.
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3. Save your Holiday Pay settings by pressing the OK button.
6.11. Accrual Rules
TimeClock Plus allows for users to create customized accruals. These accruals can be
based on time worked by an employee or can be routinely posted at regular intervals
regardless of time worked.
6.11.1. To Add or Edit an Accrual Rule
1. In TimeClock Manager, click on Configuration/Accrual Rules.
2. Click on the Add button to add a new rule or Edit to edit an existing rule. Clicking
on either of these buttons will start the Accrual Rule Wizard.
6.11.1.1. Accrual Information
3. Assign the rule an ID number. Every Accrual Rule in the system is tied with a
unique identification number. The Identification number itself is limited to
numerical character, up to four positions.
4. Give the rule a description. In addition to the unique identification number you
must also assign every Accrual Rule to a description. The Accrual Rule
description can be Alpha Numeric and up to 40 characters.
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5. Mark the Accrual Rule as being active. Accrual Rule is Active – A check mark
in this field indicates that the rule is active. If the rule is not marked active it will
be ignored even if it is assigned to an employee. If you would like to temporarily
disable a rule, it can be marked inactive.
6.11.1.2. Accrual Type
6. Specify the accrual type for this rule. The accrual can either be based on hours
worked or not based on hours worked (based on a lump amount). Once the
configuration is complete on this screen, click on the Next button to proceed to
the Accrual Period screen.
Accrual is not based on hours worked in the week being closed – An accrual that
is not based on hours worked is one that is just posted on a regular basis
regardless of hours worked. An example of this type of accrual would be if an
employee earns 8 hours of sick time on the last day of each month.
Accrual is based on hours worked in the week being closed – If this option is
selected, the accrual will be based on the number of hours worked in the week
being closed. The number of hours worked in the week that match the hour types
selected in this dialog will be referred to as "counted hours" for the remainder of
the accrual rule configuration. An example of this type of accrual would be to
accrue 1.5 hours of comp time for each overtime hour worked.
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Regular Hours – If this box is checked, the regular hours worked in the week
being closed will be included in the counted hours.
Overtime 1 hours - If this box is checked, the overtime 1 hours worked in the
week being closed will be included in the counted hours.
Overtime 2 hours - If this box is checked, the overtime 2 hours worked in the
week being closed will be included in the counted hours.
Hours in non-clockable job codes – If this box is checked, hours worked in nonclockable job codes (i.e. sick and vacation) will be included in the counted hours.
The inclusion of hours for non-clockable hours also depends on the check boxes
to include regular, overtime 1, and overtime 2 hours.
Count only selected job codes – If this box is checked, only hours worked in job
codes matching the job codes entered, will be included in the counted hours total.
To select the job codes to include, click on the button to select them from a list or
enter the numbers using commas to separate individual values and dashes to
separate ranges.
For example, to include codes 1, 2 and 5 through 10 you would enter "1, 2, 5-10"
Each of the check boxes depends on all others. For example, if you choose to include
regular hours in counted hours and do not check to include hours in non-clockable job
codes, all regular hours worked in non-clockable job codes will not be included in the
counted hours.
Use only the hours that fall between <x> and <y> - Once the system has obtained
the total number of “counted" hours for the week, you can instruct the system to
use only a portion of those hours.
For example, if the system calculates a total of 31 counted hours and the settings
instruct to include the counted hours between 25 and 100, the total number of
counted ho urs used would be 6 because only 6 hours fall between 25 and 100 in
the calculation. For more detail on this, see the examples at the end of this
section.
Example 1: You want to accrue 8 hours of PTO at the end of each month.
This type of accrual is not based on hours worked so you would just check the
option, ‘Accrual is not based on hours worked during the week being closed’.
You will specify the amount of hours in the next section
Example 2: You want to accrue .5 hours of comp time for each overtime hour
worked.
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This type of accrual is based on hours worked so you would check Accrual is
based on hours worked in the week being closed. Since you only want overtime
to be included in the "counted hours", you would place a check in the Overtime 1
hours and Overtime 2 hours check boxes.
6.11.1.3. Accrual Period
7. Specify when the accruals should post. The Accrual Period screen is used to
configure the posting period of the accrual. Depending on the accrual type
selected in the previous Accrual Type dialog, different options will be enabled.
Once configuration is complete on this dialog, click on the Next button to proceed
to the Accrual Options dialog.
Daily – The accrual will be based on daily hours worked. Note that setting this
option will result in the entire accrual being processed seven times for each week
that is closed.
Weekly – The accrual will be posted each time the week is closed.
Monthly on the <x> day of the month – The accrual will be posted on the date
specified each month.
Monthly on hire date anniversary – The accrual will be posted on the same day of
the month as the hire date of the employee. If the hire date falls on a day of the
month that does not exist in the current month, for example the 31st of February,
the accrual will be posted on the last day of the month.
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Yearly on date – The accrual will be posted once a year on the date specified.
Yearly on hire date anniversary – The accrual will be posted once a year on the
employees hire date. The accrual will not be posted during the first year the
individual is employed.
Accruals will be posted when the week containing the data is closed from TimeClock
Manager. The accrual history will not update until the TimeClock week is closed.
6.11.1.4. Accrual Options
8. Set the remaining accrual rule posting options. This screen is used to specify what
actions will be taken when the accrual is posted. Once this screen is configured,
click on the Next button to proceed to the Accrual Summary, or click Back to
return to the Accrual Period to make any changes.
Process this accrual only if counted hours are equal or above - This accrual will
only be posted if the number of "counted" hours as determined by Accrual Type
settings is greater or equal to the number entered here. This option is only
available if the accrual is based on hours worked.
Number of hours to accrue for each counted hour –This is the amount of hours to
accrue for each "counted" hour determined by the settings in the Accrual Type
section. For example, if an employee accrues 15 minutes of vacation for every
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counted hour, you would enter 0.25 into this text box.
Number of hours to accrue when accrual is posted – This is a fixed number of
hours to accrue when this accrual is posted. If the accrual is based on hours
worked, this amount will be added to the number of hours accrued for each
counted hour.
9. Accrual is posted to what job code – You must specify which job code this
Accrual Rule applies to, by clicking on the ellipsis (…) icon in this text box. This
is the job code that relates to this accrual.
For example, if you are accruing sick time you would enter the sick job code in
this field.
Start posting accruals after a set number of days since hire - With this option
checked you can input a certain amount of days before the accrual rule will start
to post.
For Example, If your company assigns PTO time after 90 days, you can input that
day number there and the employees will not begin to accrue until 90 days past
their hire date.
Stop posting accruals after a set number of days since hire - With this option
checked you can input a certain amount of days before the accrual stops posting.
For example, if you would like one accrual for an employee to stop posting after
365 days so they can then earn an improved accrual.
6.11.1.5. Accrual Summary
This screen displays summary information about the accrual rule that was created
or edited. Look over the information displayed and verify that it is correct.
10. If the information is correct, click on the Finish button to return to the Accrual
Rule List. If it is not, click Back to correct any problems.
Once the Accrual Rule is created, it must be assigned to the employee. Refer to section
3.3.5 for steps on how to assign an accrual rule to an employee.
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6.11.2. To delete an existing accrual rule:
1. From TimeClock Manager, click on Configuration, Accrual Rules.
2. Select (highlight) the rule you would like to remove.
3. Click on the Delete button to remove the rule.
Once a rule is removed from the rules list it will also be removed from all employees.
Rules should only be deleted if they are no longer needed.
6.12. Setting Minor Tracking Rules
(Configuration à Preferences à Minor Tracking)
Some states have laws that do not allow minors to work past a certain time of day. If
Minor Tracking Rules are established in the TimeClock Manager, a minor who is
working past the specified time of day will be flagged in the “Who’s Here List” for easy
monitoring and management (they will display in a different color).
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Begin by clicking Enable minor tracking to enable it.
Input the age that your company or state defines as a minor in the edit box.
For each day of the week, enter the time of day to begin flagging minors that remain
on the clock (on the Who’s Here List).
To disable Minor Tracking simply click on the Disable minor tracking selection.
6.13. Setting Up Supervisor Passwords for TimeClock Manager
(Configuration à Preferences à Passwords )
This section is used to setup/maintain the passwords used by the Supervisor to perform
the four functions listed in the Passwords List.
Edit Hours in RDT – This password is required to edit hours as SUPERVISOR from the
RDT(s).
Remote Data Terminal Restriction – this password is required to override a restriction as
SUPERVISOR from the RDT. Passwords to override as other users in TimeClock can be
set from the user list.
Supervisor Password – this is the password used by the SUPERVISOR to gain access to
the TimeClock Manager and Scheduler applications.
The SUPERVISOR is pre-set with full access to all areas of TimeClock Plus.
TimeClock Restriction – this is the password used to override a restriction as
SUPERVISOR from the On-Screen TimeClock.
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6.13.1. To set or change a password:
1. Select the password you want to change from the list then press Edit. The
Password Change screen will display.
2. If a password is already set for the item selected, enter it in the “Current
password” edit box. (If there is not a password currently set for this item, the
current password box will be grayed out)
3. Enter the new password in the “New password” edit box.
4. Confirm the new password by entering it in the “Re-enter new password” edit
box.
5. Click on the OK button to the save the entry or click Cancel to discard your entry.
6.14. Setting Report Footers
(Configuration à Preferences à Footers )
A footer appears at the bottom of all TimeClock Plus reports. This section is used to
customize the standard footer including what will display and where it will be placed.
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To set a standard footer you will input what field you wish to display on the Left Edge,
Center and Right Edge of the report footer from the field listing on the right hand side of
the screen.
6.14.1. To configure the Report Footer:
1. Select which of the three options you wish to setup/edit by placing the cursor in
the edit box for that location, being careful to place the cursor where you want the
field to be placed (in front or in back of an existing field). To delete an existing
field from the placement, place the cursor at the front of the field and click on the
Delete key on your computer keyboard.
2. Next, scroll through the listing of fields on the right hand side of the Footer
Editor screen and double-click on the field you wish to place where your cursor
is in the footer.
3. Repeat the above steps for each of the three footer placement edit boxes. A
Preview will display at the bottom of the Footer Editor box for your review.
4. To save your settings click on the OK button. To cancel your changes and return
to the previous menu without saving your changes press Cancel (or press Default
to return to the default footer settings provided with TimeClock Plus).
If you would like to return to the default footer settings provided with the TimeClock
Plus application, click on the Default button.
QUICK START – NEXT STEP: To begin adding and configuring employees,
refer to section 5.
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SECTION VII: INITIAL SETUP OF THE
ON-SCREEN TIMECLOCK
The On-Screen TimeClock allows employees to clock in and out from a personal
computer. It can be customized to display in different formats and to include/exclude
certain information and options for employees. You can have multiple configurations of
the On-Screen TimeClock and assign each to a different client workstation.
This section provides instruction on the customization of these options and display
features.
We recommend that you configure the On-Screen TimeClock before beginning clock
in/out operations.
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7. Setup of the On-Screen TimeClock
7.1. Configuring the On-Screen TimeClock
To access the On-Screen TimeClock Configuration Menu, open up the On-Screen
TimeClock (either from the Windows Start Menu or from the TimeClock Manager Main
Menu, ‘Launch”, “On-Screen TimeClock”). Next, right click on the title bar of the OnScreen TimeClock and select Configure Settings.
The Select Configuration screen appears with a listing of existing configurations.
1. To add a new configuration, click on the New button and the Create New
Configuration screen will appear.
2. Input a name for the new On-Screen TimeClock configuration and click on the
OK button. The name will now appear in the Configuration Name list box.
3. Click on the configuration you wish to edit from the list of configuration names
and click on the Select button. The TimeClock Options – {name of configuration}
screen will display tabs of settings.
Make this the active configuration for this computer – If this option is checked, the
selected (highlighted) configuration will be the active configuration for this computer. In
other words, the settings set and configured for that configuration will be active on this
computer.
If a configuration is not specifically assigned to a computer it will use the default
configuration. It is recommended that you configure the default settings to use for the
majority of your clients and assign specific configurations to individual clients that
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need specific settings. Configurations can be assigned through TimeClock Manager
? Configuration ? Configuration Manager.
The different tabs containing setup options are available, as follows:
7.1.1. Window Layout Tab
This tab contains settings for how the On-Screen TimeClock will display on the personal
computer(s) it is launched from. Place a check next to each item you wish to
enable/activate.
Button Layout - select whether you want the clock in/out buttons to display horizontally
or vertically.
Image Size – select whether you want the buttons to include large or small images.
Display Options – place a check mark next to each of the display options you wish to
activate.
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Show text on buttons – if this option is enabled, the On-Screen TimeClock will
display the words “clock in”, “clock out”, “break” and “job code” with the icons
on the buttons. If not activated, only the icon images will display on each button.
Window is always on top –if this option is enabled, the On-Screen TimeClock
will always be the top window displayed on the personal computer, thus always
visible to the user (unless it is minimized).
Show tool tips – If this option is enabled, when the mouse is placed on the icon
image, a description of the button will display (ex. “clock in”).
Minimize to system tray – If this option is enabled, the system will send the OnScreen TimeClock to the Windows system tray when it is minimized.
Display as tool window – If enabled, the system will display the On-Screen
TimeClock as a half- height caption bar which is useful if you are attempting to
minimize the space it takes up on the screen.
When this option is enabled there will be no system menu or minimize button. To
access the On-Screen TimeClock settings you must right click on the caption bar and
choose Configure from the menu displayed.
Display exit button – if this option is enabled, the On-Screen TimeClock will
include an Exit button (to exit from the On-Screen TimeClock) along with the
other buttons.
Display view button – if this option is enabled, the On-Screen TimeClock will
include a View button to allow employees to view their hours worked, current
schedule, etc. from the On-Screen TimeClock.
Display hot track buttons – if this option is enabled, the On-Screen TimeClock
buttons will display in grayscale until the mouse is placed over them, at which
time they will display in color.
Display clock in button (and clock out button) – in some instances you may want
to disable the clock in and out buttons for the On-Screen TimeClock. For
example, you may want everyone to clock in/out from an RDT device, but then
allow them to perform job code changes, go on break, etc. from their desktop
personal computer. Do not check these two boxes if you do not want employees
to be able to clock in and out from the On-Screen TimeClock.
Display break button – If this option is enabled, then the break button will be
displayed on the On-Screen TimeClock.
Display change job button – If this option is enabled, the Job Code button will be
displayed on the On-Screen TimeClock.
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The ‘Display break button’ and ‘Display change job button’ options in the On-Screen
TimeClock require that the options, ‘Allow break, lunch, etc. option’ and ‘Allow
change job code option’, in TimeClock Manager Defaults be enabled.
Display cost code button (requires the Job Costing Module) – If this option is
enabled, the ‘Cost Code’ button will be displayed on the On-Screen TimeClock.
7.1.2. Options Tab
The Options tab contains several settings you may wish to enable by placing a check
mark in their box. If enabled, each of these options would perform the following:
Use touch screen compatible dialogs – If enabled, large buttons will display for the OnScreen TimeClock, making touch screen based clocking operations simpler. When
prompted to enter a number for employee id, job code, cost code, etc., a number keypad
will be displayed for entry of the information.
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Remember last number used for clocking in/out – If enabled, the On-Screen TimeClock
will remember the last employee number entered. This is helpful if only one person
clocks in/out from a personal computer/On-Screen TimeClock as the TimeClock retains
the last employee ID number used at clock- in and displays it in the input box.
Use auto- fill to complete job and cost code entry screens – If this option is enabled, the
system will attempt to complete the job code or cost code as you enter it based on the
codes in the system.
Display totals as HH:MM when viewing hours – If this option is enabled, the On-Screen
TimeClock will display time as hours and minutes rather than hundredths of an hour (i.e.
12:30 vs. 12.50).
Save window placement on exit – If this option is enabled, the position and size of the
On-Screen TimeClock window will be save when the application is closed, and reused
next time it is opened.
Close button minimizes application – If this option is enabled, pressing the close button
(X in upper right hand corner) on the On-Screen TimeClock will only minimize it to the
system tray, not actually close the application.
Allow exit with close button when Ctrl+Alt is pressed – pressing Ctrl +Alt + Close will
close the application.
Display time on main application screen – If this option is enabled, the current system
time will display at the top of the main window.
Initiate “Clock In” when application starts – If enabled, when the On-Screen TimeClock
is launched it will automatically initiate the clock in procedure for an employee.
Initiate “Clock Out” on shutdown or log off – If enabled, when an employee shuts down
or logs off of their computer, the On-Screen TimeClock will initiate the clock out
procedure.
Determine employee id using network id – If this option is enabled, TimeClock will look
at their network login to try and determine their employee number. For example, if I
logged onto my computer as justin, TimeClock will try to find an employee that has a
network id of justin.
This does require that the network id be entered for that employee on their info tab. So
for TimeClock to be able to determine an employee number for that employee, there
must be an employee alreadysetup, and their network id field must be setup as justin.
Always skip confirmation screen – If enabled, when performing a clock operation, no
confirmation screen will display for the employee to confirm they entered the correct
employee number.
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Skip confirmation if number is determined by network id – If this option is enabled,
TimeClock will skip the confirmation screen if the employee number was determined by
the network id.
Skip confirmation if number is determined by biometrics – If this option is enabled,
TimeClock will skip the confirmation screen if the employee number was determined by
a biometrics device such as a Secugen Fingerprint Scanner.
Skip confirmation if number is determined by scanner – If this option is enabled,
TimeClock will skip the confirmation screen if the employee number was determined by
using a serial scanner.
Dialog entry time out (seconds) – If enabled, any dialogs boxes (screens) that come up,
such as the screen to enter the employee number, the confirmation screen, etc., will time
out and close after X seconds. To not have the screens close, ‘0’ will enable no time out.
7.1.3. Scanner Tab
This tab is only required if there is a serial or barcode reader attached to the workstation
used to access the On-Screen TimeClock. If a reader is not attached the port address
should be set to disabled.
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With the serial scanner you should also have received documentation from the
manufacturer of the serial scanner as to what the Port address is, what the baud rate is,
what the settings are, and if they require any start and stop characters. You may also be
able to configure the serial scanner yourself for each of these settings. Refer to the
manufacturer’s settings or configuration of the serial scanner to retrieve these settings.
Once you know the settings, enter them on the Scanner tab.
Refer to the documentation provided by the manufacturer of the serial scanner as to
what the settings should be set to in order for the serial scanner operate.
Start/Stop character – if the scanner sends a specific start or stop character, enter that
character here so that TimeClock can expect it and work accordingly.
Allow QuickPunch from main window – If this option is enabled, you can use
QuickPunch with the On-Screen TimeClock. This allows you to simply scan the code
with the serial scanner to perform a clock operation. You are not required to initiate a
clock operation such as clicking on Clock In/Out, etc.
7.1.4. Job Costing Tab
Will only show when the Job Costing Module is installed.
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The Job Costing Tab allows you configure how the On-Screen TimeClock should handle
Job Costing information.
Ask for job code when changing cost codes – If this option is enabled, when you change
from one cost code to another, you will be prompted to also enter a job code instead of
using the existing job code.
Ask for cost code when changing job codes – If enabled, when you change from one job
code to another, you will be prompted to also enter a cost code instead of using the
existing cost code.
Display cost codes in a tree (as opposed to a list) – If this option is enabled, when cost
codes are shown, they will appear in a tree structure with plus signs to break down each
level rather than each code on their own individual line in a list format.
7.1.4.1. Cost Code Scanning
Use the code as scanned – If enabled, when the On-Screen TimeClock reads a Cost Code
from the serial scanner, it will use the entire bar code, not just part of it.
Use the code as scanned and assume level divider is – If this option is enabled, when the
On-Screen TimeClock reads a Cost Code from the serial scanner, it will read in the entire
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bar code and will look for a level divider that you specify to split the different levels of
the cost code. In the text field, you should enter the character(s) that determines what the
level divider for each Cost Code level is.
Separate the scanned code into levels – If enabled, you can specify the length of each cost
code level that is being read in. You should enter the Start position and length of each
level for Level 1, 2 and 3. For example, if the entire code were 100345549324, you
would specify level one to begin at position 1 for a length of 4, which would make level
1, 1003. Level 2 would start at position 5 for a length of 4, which would make level 2,
4554. Level 3 would start at position 9 for a length of 4, which would make level 3, 9324.
7.1.5. Access Tab
The Access Tab is used to restrict access to individuals from the On-Screen TimeClock.
You can either restrict or allow individuals access according to their employee number,
classification, or by job codes.
7.1.5.1. To add an access template:
1. Click on the Add button on the Access tab.
2. The Access Restriction Editor will open. You should enter a name of the
Template in the Description field.
3. For the Restriction type, you should set it to one of the three options.
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Individual’s ID Number – this option will restrict employee access based upon
what their employee number is. For example, you can restrict employee 531
from performing any clock operations.
Individual’s Classification – this option will restrict employee access based
upon what the ir classification is set as. This field is the ‘Class’ field in
TimeClock Manager, on the employee’s Info tab. For example, you can
restrict employees that have a Class field of ‘9’.
Individual’s Job Codes – this option will restrict employee access based upon
what job codes the employee tries to clock in/out using. For example, you can
restrict an employee from clocking in using Job Code 500.
4. Next, set the Status for how you would like to restrict.
§ No restrictions – this option will not restrict anyone based upon the
Restriction type specified.
§ The selected items are not allowed – this option will not allow any of the
included items to have access to perform a clock operation.
§ The selected items are allowed – this option will allow the included items to
have access to perform clock operations.
This is useful if you want to allow only 20 employees out of 100. You can include only
those 20 employees and set the status to allow the selected items so that only those 20
employees have access. Rather than setting those 80 employees to not have access.
5. Once you have your Restriction Template settings configured, you should set
what information to include. To set the information to include, place a check mark
in the Include column by highlighting on the item you want to add, and then
clicking in the Include column with the mouse.
6. Once you specify the information to include for the Restriction types, click on OK
to save the Restriction Template.
You can specify restrictions for all three Restriction Types within one template. So you
can configure one template to restrict by employee number, classification, and job
codes.
7. The last thing to do is to activate a template. Do this by highlighting the Template
on the Access tab, and either put a check mark in the Active column, or click on
the Set Active button.
If a Restriction Template is not set as active, then the restrictions will not take effect.
You can only set one Restriction Template as active at a time.
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7.1.5.2. Editing a Restriction Template
To edit an existing Restriction Template, highlight the template on the Access tab and
then click on Edit.
7.1.5.3. Removing a Restriction Template
To remove an existing Restriction Template, highlight the template on the Access tab and
then click on remove. Once you remove the Restriction Template, it will no longer be
available and the restrictions configured within that template will no longer be active.
7.2. Configuring Modules
If you have an additional module for the On-Screen TimeClock, such as the Secugen
EyeD Hamster Module, yo u will have to configure the module before it can be used.
7.2.1. Configuring On-Screen TimeClock modules.
1. Add the module and enable it through the Module Catalog. (Refer to section 2.5
of this manual for step by step instructions on installing and enabling modules)
2. Once the module has been enabled, it will be available to configure through the
On-Screen TimeClock. Click on the yellow clock icon in the upper left hand
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corner of the On-Screen TimeClock and then click on ‘Configure Modules’.
Login when prompted.
3. You will have a Modules tab with the available modules listed below Installed
Modules. To configure the module, highlight the module by clicking on it and
then click on the Configure button when it becomes available.
4. Once you have configured the module, click on the OK button to save the settings
and exit the configuration.
7.3. Configuring Reminders
TimeClock Plus provides the ability to schedule repetitive actions to be invoked via the
On-Screen TimeClock(s) (such as play an audio file through a computer’s speaker or
display a message on PCs with the On-Screen TimeClock). Reminders have several
different uses such as broadcasting a message (via audio file) over a PA system, or
displaying a message on the PC screen when it is time to clock out, etc.
Reminders will work only if the On-Screen TimeClock is open. If the On-Screen
TimeClock is not open, then reminders will not activate.
There are four types of actions that can be automatically invoked per a schedule:
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Play Audio File – The On-Screen TimeClock will play a WAV file at the time
specified. You must have a sound card installed on the PC running the On-Screen
TimeClock for this option to function. The name of the file must include its
address (ex. C:\sounds\horn.wav).
Launch File – The On-Screen TimeClock will launch the named file at the time
specified. The launched filed must be an executable type and the name must
include its address.
Beep Speaker – Will beep the speaker to draw attention to the computer monitor.
This function is normally used in conjunction with other reminder options such as
Display Message and Launch File.
Display Message – Will display a message on the screen of the PC where the OnScreen TimeClock is being used at the time specified.
7.3.1. To configure reminders :
1. Open up the On-Screen TimeClock (either from the Windows Start Menu or from
the TimeClock Manager Main Menu, “Launch”, “On-Screen TimeClock”).
2. Right click on the title bar of the On-Screen TimeClock and select Configure
Reminders . The Configuration screen will display.
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7.3.1.1. To add a reminder:
1. On the Reminders Tab, click on the Add button. The Edit Reminder screen will
display.
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2. Enter a description for the reminder in the input field.
3. Designate a time for the reminder to be launched (from the drop down list or via
input).
4. Place a check mark for each day of the week you want the reminder to play.
5. Designate under Attributes whether this is an active/ongoing reminder, or should
only run once.
6. Place a check mark next to the Action this reminder is to take. In order to play an
audio file or launch a file (executable) you must also designate the file (including
its location, ex. C:\ sounds\whistle.wav). If you selected “Display Message” you
must type the message in the input box. Click on the OK option to save the
reminder and activate it.
7.3.1.2. To edit an existing reminder:
1. On the Reminders Tab, select the reminder you wish to edit from the list and
click on the Edit button. The Edit Reminder screen will display.
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2. Make required changes to the reminder settings then click on the OK button to
save it and reactivate it.
7.3.1.3. To delete an existing reminder:
1. On the Reminders Tab, select the reminder you wish to delete from the list and
click on the Delete button.
2. To accept the action and permanently remove the reminder click on the OK
button or press Cancel if you do not want to delete the reminder selected.
QUICK START – NEXT STEP: Will your employees also be clocking in/out
using a remote data terminal?
Yes – Refer to section 8 to configure the RDT devices.
No – With the On-Screen TimeClock configured, it is now time to
configure the TIMECLOCK PLUS application and add employees so you can
start collecting punches! Proceed to Section 3 – Initial Setup of the
TimeClock Plus Manager.
SECTION VIII: GETTING STARTED
INSTALLING/CONFIGURING RDT DEVICES
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This section provides instruction on the installation and configuration of both types of
Remote Data Terminals - Ethernet and Serial connections. Both types are available with
several different employee recognition systems including a basic numeric keypad (for
entry by employee of their ID number), barcode or magnetic card swipe, and even
Biometric recognition (via fingerprint or hand). Using an RDT, employees can clock
in/out via a remote TimeClock device rather than via the On-Screen TimeClock.
It is important to note that 2000 Series and MarkII Series RDTs are not stand-alone
devices. They have no memory or processing power of their own. Their purpose is to
collect punches and communicate those back to the TimeClock Plus application in real
time. They can also be configured to allow employees to perform timekeeping related
functions such as view their hours worked, view their schedule, etc.
The WinRemote Module, provided with the TimeClock Plus application, is used to
control serial and Ethernet RDT devices. This module must be configured as part of the
initial RDT setup process AND it must be running as an application or a service for
any/all RDTs to function.
WinRemote is capable of controlling multiple Ethernet and serial -connect RDTs at one
time, based on port assignments.
8. Installing/Configuring RDT Devices
There are three steps to installing all RDT(s):
Step 1 - Configuring the WinRemote application (Sect. 3.1).
Step 2 - Physically connecting the RDT(s) to your computer system (Sect 3.2Serial, Sect. 3.3-Ethernet).
Step 3 - Configuring port settings for the RDTs to manage communication (Sect.
3.4).
The WinRemote Application is used to control communication with RDTs and MUST
BE RUNNING as an application or as a service in order for any of the RDTs to
function.
Each RDT MUST BE connected to a computer running the WinRemote Module
(either directly cabled for serial devices or via the network for Ethernet devices).
8.1. Configuring the WinRemote Application (for RDTs)
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WinRemote manages all RDT devices used in your TimeClock Plus timekeeping system,
serial and/or ethernet. This section instructs you on setting the options included in
WinRemote.
1. If you are not currently in WinRemote you must launch it to begin the
configuration process. You can launch WinRemote by going to Start,
Programs, TimeClock Plus 5.0, and WinRemote. The WinRemote window
will display.
2. Once the WinRemote window is displayed, right click on the small terminal
icon in the upper left hand corner of the window and choose “Configure
System”. The System Configuration window will display with the following
three tabs of options to define.
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8.1.1. The Ports Tab
This tab is used to set parameters for all Serial and Ethernet communication ports to be
used by the WinRemote application.
Serial Connections:
Highest Serial Port to Check – Input the number of the highest port that the
WinRemote software should check when searching for a serial connection.
Setting this option will prevent the system from unnecessarily having to check
ports that do not exist. (For example, if the highest numbered port in your system
is COM3, this should be set to COM3.)
Ports to Exclude During System Check – If you have ports in your system that
will not be used for TimeClock Plus RDTs, you should exclude them so they will
not be included in system checks (ex: If you have a modem on COM3, exclude it
from the list by selecting it). Multiple ports can be selected by holding the CTRL
key while clicking on the port IDs.
Ethernet Connections:
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Number of Ethernet terminals connected – input the number of Ethernet RDTs
that will be controlled from the WinRemote application.
Once the number of Ethernet connections is set you must exit and restart the
WinRemote application to enable the ethernet ports. They can then be accessed for
port configuration (see Section 8.2.2).
8.1.2. The Prompts Tab
All screen prompts that display on RDT devices are defined in WinRemote and can be
personalized to meet your needs (default prompts are provided). For example, you may
want to change the phrasing on an error message to help employees better understand the
action they must take if the message is received during clocking operations. Screen
prompts are saved in files called Prompt Files.
You can have multiple Prompt Files and assign separate prompt files to individual RDTs
as needed. For example, you may have a file that contains all of your default messages in
Spanish rather than English. This file could be assigned to an RDT device in a particular
location where Spanish is the primary language used to communicate with your
employees.
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The Editor on this tab is used to edit the prompt files and add new ones. It is divided into
three sections:
ü The name of all prompts is displayed in the Default window,
ü The original text contained in each message displays in the Original Text
section, and
ü As you edit the text, those changes appear in the New Text box.
Functions that can be performed with the prompt editor are as follows:
8.1.2.1. To Edit an RDT Message:
1. Begin the edit by clicking on the message you wish to edit in the Default
selection box (the message will display highlighted) and pressing the Edit
button. The Edit Prompt box will display with the four lines of characters/or
instruction that can display on the RDT device in separate input fields.
2. Edit each of the four lines of the prompt in the Line 1 through Line 4 input
boxes and set the alignment for each line in the dropdown Alignment box to
the right of each.
Two wildcards can also be included in a line – for example %e and %p.
If you wish to display the employee’s name on a line, input %e on the line.
If you want the phrase <<Press a Key>> to display on the line, input %p on the line
designator.
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3. The center section of the screen provides three informational fields for you as
follows:
Requires input – if “yes”, when this Prompt displays the employee is
required to provide some sort of input at the RDT. Prompts that require
input must ha ve an asterisk somewhere in the prompt to designate where
the cursor will be placed to receive the input after the prompt displays.
For example, if requesting an employee ID number, a prompt line may be
“Enter number:*”.
Input length – if input is required this field will display the length of the
input to be retrieved.
Substituted fields – in some prompts the system will substitute information
into some fields in the prompt. For example, when the system displays the
date and time of the clock in, the prompt might be “Date:%1 Time: %2”.
The %1 and %2 fields designate that a replacement will take place when
the prompt is displayed. If you change a prompt with substituted fields,
your new prompt must include these fields if you want to continue to
display this information.
4. Once your input is complete, click on the Ok button to save the new RDT
message, or click Cancel to return to the previous screen without saving your
input.
5. Click on the Save button to save the edits/changes made to your Prompt file.
8.1.2.2. To Revert to the Default for a Message:
1. Click on the message you wish to revert to its default from the Default
selection box (it will display highlighted)
2. Click on the Revert button and the messages original default text will be
loaded.
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3. Click on the Save button to save the changes you made by reverting to the
default message.
8.1.2.3. To Load a Saved Prompt File:
As previously mentioned, the WinRemote Module allows you to have several versions of
prompt files (ex: you may have a Spanish version as well as an English version). To
make edits to a saved file it must be loaded into the Prompt Editor. All subsequent edits
will be saved to this prompt file until it is saved and another Prompt File loaded. To load
a saved Prompt File,
1. Click on the Load button on the System Configuration screen of WinRemote.
2. Select the file you wish to load from the Load Prompt File windows box and
press Open. The text for the saved Prompt File will be loaded in the Original
Text and New Text boxes.
3. You can now Edit the loaded Prompt file, Revert it to its default or make no
changes by pressing Cancel.
8.1.2.4. To Create a New Prompt File:
1. Insure that the Prompt file you want to begin your new file from has been
loaded.
2. Make any edits to the original text for the Prompt File in the New Text box.
3. When edits are complete, click on the Save button and input a name for the
new file (including location) in the Save Prompt File windows box.
8.1.3. The Service Tab
Services are only available on Windows 2000/XP installations
WinRemote can be run as a service on Windows 2000, or XP. When it does, it starts
automatically and runs constantly in the background of your system, regardless of who is
logged in, as long as the PC is running.
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Service Status – displays the current status of the WinRemote Service (“installed” or “not
installed”).
8.1.3.1. To Install and start WinRemote as a service –
1. Click on the Install button.
2. Once installed, you must click on the Start button to activate it.
8.1.3.2. To Uninstall WinRemote as a service
Click on the Uninstall button.
8.1.3.3. To Stop the WinRemote service (once it has been started)
Click on the Stop button.
Options – Parameters: This option allows you to specify additional command line
parameters that will be used when the service is activated. Nothing should be entered in
this box unless speaking to a TimeClock Plus Support Technician.
QUICK START – NEXT STEP: The physical connection and configuration of
RDT devices(s). For Serial Connect devices, see Section 8.2. For Ethernetconnect devices, see Section 8.3.
8.2. SETTING UP A SERIAL-CONNECT RDT
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PERFORM AN INITIAL TEST ON THE RDT - Do not run serial cable through
walls, in ceilings, or routed in any other manner OR mount the RDT on a wall/desk
until the RDT has been tested using the 6-foot serial cable provided.
Each seria l- RDT ships with a 6- foot serial cable (unless a custom length was ordered),
two adaptors (one DB9 and one DB25), and one power adaptor.
The cable used for connecting serial Remote Data Terminals, although it looks similar,
IS NOT a standard telephone cable. DO NOT REPLACE WITH A STANDARD
TELEPHONE CABLE. If you need a custom cable or your existing cable is damaged,
contact TimeClock Plus Sales or TimeClock Plus Support.
8.2.1. Step 1 of 2: Physically connecting the serial RDT(s)
1. Connect the serial cable to the RDT – plug one end into the RJ-11 connection on
your RDT labeled “Comm” or “Serial Comm”.
2. Connect the serial cable to your computer:
o Connect the other end of the cable into either the 9-pin or 25-pin adaptor that
matches the serial port on your computer.
o Connect the adaptor to an available serial port on the back of your computer.
3. Connect the power supply to the terminal and then plug it into a standard 110V
electrical outlet.
4. The terminal should begin its self- initialization and display “waiting for host” on
the LCD screen.
8.2.2. Step 2 of 2: Configuring the WinRemote application for a serial RDT(s)
As previously mentioned, each RDT must be connected to a computer that is running the
WinRemote application. To begin the configuration of WinRemote, yo u must launch it
from the PC that the RDT was physically connected to in Step 1.
To launch WinRemote, two methods are provided:
1. From within the TimeClock Manager, select “Launch”, then select “WinRemote”
2. From the TimeClock Plus program group via Windows Start.
3. The following screen should appear.
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4. Click on the LOCATE button on the WinRemote screen. This prompts the
WinRemote application to seek out any serial RDTs connected to this PC. If the
RDT(s) is properly connected to the computer, the WinRemote software will
display the BIOS version of the terminal. Otherwise it will say “valid RDT port”.
This message means that an available communications port was found on your
computer, but no communication could be established with the RDT.
Not all Comports are physical ports on your PC. You can have ‘virtual’ ports that show
up in Winremote.
If the RDT was not located, check your cable connections to the Serial RDT and
perform the locate function again. If problems persist, contact TimeClock Plus
Technical Support
5. Once the RDT has been located you must configure the port being used for
communication. The configuration process sets what and how you will
communicate with the RDT and is addressed in Section 8 of this guide.
Perform the port configuration now (go to Section 8.4), then return to this point.
6. Once the port has been configured select it from the list and click on the Start
button to activate it.
7. View the RDT screen to verify that it is now active. The terminal will have the
clock in and out options displayed on its screen and you can begin using it for
clocking operations.
QUICK START – NEXT STEP:
With the software loaded and RDTs connected, it is now time to configure
the TIMECLOCK PLUS application and add employees so you can start
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collecting punches! Proceed to Section 3 – Initial Setup of the TimeClock
Plus Manager. To test the RDT go to section 12.
8.3. Setting up an Ethernet RDT
The TCP/IP protocol must be installed and configured on the computer that will be
running the WinRemote Module Application to control communication with the
Ethernet RDT(s). If you are unsure whether or not the TCP/IP networking protocol is
installed and/or configured please contact your Network Administrator.
8.3.1. Connecting and Configuring the Ethernet RDT
1. Connect the ethernet cable to the RDT – plug one end into the RJ-45
connection on your RDT labeled “Ethernet”.
2. Connect the ethernet cable to your network – connect the ethernet cable to an
available hub or switch on your network.
Connecting directly to a Network Interface Card (NIC Card) will require the use of a
crossover category 5 network cable.
The ethernet cable used for the RDT is a standard category 5 network patch cable. One
is shipped with each ethernet RDT, but if misplaced, you can use a standard network
cable to replace it.
1. Connect the power supply to the terminal and then plug it into a standard 110V
electrical outlet. Contact TimeClock Plus Sales if you need a power supply other
than 110V.
2. The RDT should begin its self- initialization/self-test. Once this is complete, press
the CLOCK OUT and YES/ENTER buttons on the RDT at the same time. The
RDT will display diagnostic information on the LCD screen for a few moments,
and then will display the prompt “Quick Check Mode”. This is a diagnostic
routine that you will NOT run at this time so press the NO button on the RDT.
3. The RDT will display the prompt “Ethernet Setup”; press the YES button to
accept. The Ethernet Setup screen will show the current IP configuration for your
Ethernet RDT.
If you receive a message stating ‘Linc not detected’, the RDT cannot read the internal
Linc Module. You should contact TimeClock Plus Support for further diagnostics.
The top of the screen displays command prompts that will aid you in setting up the IP
address, as follows. If you are unfamiliar with IP addresses, please contact your
Network Administrator or IT Department.
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4. Where indicated, enter the correct IP address and press the ENTER button on the
RDT.
This IP address must be a static IP address and also accessible by the computer that
will be controlling the RDT. If you do not know an available static IP address, consult
your Network Administrator or IT Department.
5. The RDT will next prompt you to enter a Terminal Port address. This address is
set to a default of 3001 that is acceptable for most installations. Press the ENTER
button on the RDT to accept this Terminal Port.
It is recommended that you do not change the Terminal Port address unless instructed
to do so by TimeClock Plus Technical Support. Press the ENTER button on the RDT to
accept this Terminal Port.
6. The RDT will prompt you to input the Subnet Mask. Once you have entered the
appropriate subnet mask, press the Enter button to continue.
The subnet mask used should match the subnet mask on the network where the
terminal is being configured. If you do not know what your network Subnet Mask is,
consult your Network Administrator or IT Department.
7. The RDT will prompt you to input the Gateway. Once you have entered the
Gateway, press the Enter button to continue.
The Gateway used should match the Gateway of your network where the terminal is
being configured. If you do not know what your network Gateway is, consult your
Network Administrator or IT Department.
8. The RDT will prompt you to Update Linc, press the YES button on the RDT to
begin the update procedure (or the No button if you need to return to any of the
previous steps to make corrections).
9. The RDT will once again display the prompt “Ethernet Setup”. If all settings
were entered correctly press the NO button on the RDT to proceed to the next
step (or the YES button if you need to return and make corrections).
10. The RDT will display the prompt “Ethernet Status”. To view this option, press the
YES button.Press the NO button to proceed.
To exit the ethernet configuration at any time, press the BKSP key.
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The Ethernet Status option allows you to view if the RDT is connected to a network
hub or switch. It also allows you to view the name of the host that is connected to the
clock. It shows the status, whether it is active or not.
11. The RDT will display the prompt to enter Biometric Setup. You have the option
to Autotune the sensor, run a Bio Sensor Test, or check the Biometric Version.
To view these options press the YES button. Press the NO button to proceed.
If your RDT does not have a biometric (fingerprint) reader attached, then there is no
need to go into the Biometric Setup.
The Autotune or Bio Sensor Test should NEVER be ran unless on the phone with a
TimeClock Plus Support Technician and instructed to do so.
12. The RDT will display the prompt “Auto Test”. To view this option press, the YES
button. Press the NO button to proceed.
The Auto Test runs a series of internal diagnostics on the RDT.
13. The RDT will display “Exit Offline Mode”; press the YES button. This places
the RDT back into the ready mode. For further configuration, press the NO button
to return to “Quick Check Mode”.
14. A self-test will perform and the “Waiting to Host” prompt will display again.
15. Once the RDT has been configured, you can begin to configure the port being
used for communication. The configuration process sets what and how you will
communicate with the RDT and is addressed in Section 8.2 of this guide.
Perform the port configuration now (go to Section 8.4.1), then return to this point.
16. Once the port has been configured select it from the list and click on the Start
button to activate it.
17. View the RDT screen to verify that it is now active. The terminal will have the
clock in and out options displayed on its screen and you can begin using it for
clocking operations.
QUICK START – NEXT STEP:
With the software loaded and RDTs connected, it is now time to configure
the TIMECLOCK PLUS application and add employees so you can start
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collecting punches! Proceed to Section 3 – Initial Setup of the TimeClock
Plus Manager. To test the RDT go to section 12.
8.4. Configuring Individual Port Settings for each RDT
In Section 8.1 of this guide, overall configuration of the WinRemote application was
addressed. There are also individual WinRemote settings for each Port/RDT device that
need to be established. These are addressed in this section (both serial and Ethernet
devices).
As previously mentioned, because WinRemote is used to control communication with
an RDT(s), it must be running in order for any RDT to function.
There are several tabs used in the WinRemote Port/RDT Configuration process. This
section instructs you on setting options on each tab.
8.4.1. Accessing port configurations:
1. If you are not currently in WinRemote you must launch it to begin the port
configuration process (via the TimeClock Manager “Launch” Menu or
Windows, Start, Programs)
2. To access a port for configuration purposes, select it from the table by
clicking it to highlight it, and then click on the Configure button (this
button will not become enabled until a port has been selected from the
list).
To configure a port for use with a serial RDT, select one of the ports labeled COM(x),
to configure an Ethernet port, select a port labeled ETH(x) “x” is the COM or ETH
port number.
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8.4.2. The Options Tab
This tab includes several actions the RDT can perform. Begin by selecting the correct
company name from the drop-down box for the Company field (if you have the multi
company module).
Each option on this tab provides the following service if enabled:
Company: - The company option allows you to specify which company this port/RDT
will use. This allows you to specify a different company for each port.
Show confirmation on manual entry - If checked, the employee will be required to
confirm his/her identity when entering their employee number ma nually through the use
of the keypad on the RDT. The RDT screen will display the employee’s ID number and
ask that they accept the number.
This option is recommended.
Show confirmation on non- manual entry (magnetic, barcode, etc.) – If checked, the
employee will be required to confirm his/her identity when using a non-manually entered
employee number to clock in (For example, Badge swipe or biometrics identification).
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The RDT screen will display the employee’s ID number and ask that they accept the
number.
By default, badge swipes do not require confirmation of identity because it is assumed
that the person holding the badge is the person performing the clock operation.
Display message on successful clock operations – if checked, the RDT screen will
display “Clock In Successful” or “Clock Out Successful” when an employee successfully
completes a clocking operation.
Log incomplete clock in/out operations – if checked, all failures to clock in/out will be
logged to a file. In addition, if a clocking operation is started but not completed, this will
be logged to this file. The log file is created in the root directory of the local C: drive
and is named RMT<x>.LOG where <x> is the port where the RDT is active. Ethernet
ports are numbered beginning with 1000. If you do not see the file in the specified
location, you can easily view the file by clicking on the View Log Button.
View Log button – This button allows you to view the log of incomplete clock in/out
operations directly from the WinRemote software.
Ask for job code on cost code change – only applies to systems with the Job Costing
Module. If this option is checked, the system will prompt the employee for a new job
code when they perform a cost code change at the RDT. This is helpful if you routinely
perform job and cost code changes at the same time.
Ask for cost code on job code change – only applies to systems with the Job Costing
Module. If this option is checked, the system will prompt the employee for a new cost
code when they perform a job code change at the RDT. This is helpful if you routinely
perform job and cost code changes at the same time.
Display shift in HH:MM format when viewing hours – If checked, when an employee
views his/her hours worked from the RDT the hours will displa y in hours and minutes
rather than hours and hundredths (ex. One and a half hours would display as 1:30 rather
than 1.50).
Display hours worked for current day (as opposed to current shift) – If checked, when an
employee views his/her hours worked at the RDT, the hours for the current day will
display (default is to display hours for the current shift).
Force badge usage to enter individual’s number – If checked, employees will be forced to
use a badge or other non- manual method for clocking operations. They will not be able
to clock in/out by keying in their employee ID number from the keypad.
Beep on successful badge read – If this option is checked, the system RDT beeps if the
reading of the badge was successful (the number of beeps to perform is set on the
Terminal tab in the next section).
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8.4.3. The Terminal Tab
This tab contains additional settings related to operation of RDTs utilizing this port.
Description Text Box – this box is used to provide a more descriptive name for the RDTs
utilizing this port in the WinRemote table on the main WinRemote screen (ex: might
input “Warehouse” if the RDT is located in the warehouse and “Yard” for an RDT
located in the lumber yard).
Display system time – If this option is checked, the RDT will display the system time on
its LCD screen while it is idle.
Auto-start this port – If this option is checked, the system will automatically start this port
when the WinRemote program is activated. You will not have to click on the Start button
for this port to start communication to the RDT.
If you are running the WinRemote application as a service, the port should be
configured to auto-start.
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Allow badge test using 00 – If checked, this will allow you to test your bar code,
proximity or magnetic badges from the RDT device. By pressing the “0” key twice when
the system is idle, and at its main menu, will put the RDT into a badge-testing mode that
allows you to determine if the RDT is reading the badge.
Allow id terminal using 11 – If checked, this will allow you to get information about an
RDTs connection from the device itself. Pressing the “1” key twice when the system is
idle and at its main menu will produce a display containing where it is connected (port or
IP address), what computer is controlling it, along with the elapsed time of operation of
the RDT.
Beep when a key is pressed – If this option is checked, the RDT will beep each time one
of its keys is pressed.
Bar code reader attached – this option should be checked if yo u are using an RDT
equipped with an internal or external bar code reader.
Use new command set – this option should be checked if you are using an RDT
purchased after 1/1/2000 as these RDTs have a broader command set (turning off the
cursor, sizing the cursor, etc.). If you enable this and your terminal does not support it,
stray characters may display on the RDTs display screen.
Number of beeps on successful clock operation: Input a number representing how many
times you want the RDT to beep upon a successful clock operation.
Number of beeps on failed clock operation: Input a number representing how many
times you want the RDT to beep upon a failed clock operation.
Enable QuickPunch – only applies to RDTs equipped with a card swipe reader. If
checked, employees will not have to press any buttons during clock in/out operations but
simply swipe their card (called a QuickPunch). If the employee is currently clocked in
and swipes their card, they will be clocked out and vice versa without being prompted to
enter their employee number.
During a QuickPunch operation, in or out, the employee may still be required to enter
information such as job code, cost code or tracked fields – depending on your system
configuration. For example, if an employee is clocked in using a job code which is
configured to require the input of “pieces” upon clock out, the employee will be
prompted to input the number of pieces.
Ignore QP within how many seconds of another punc h – If this option is checked, the
RDT will not allow a QuickPunch operation within X seconds after another punch
operation by that particular employee.
8.4.4. The Display Tab
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This tab controls the Idle Timeout and designates which Prompt File will be used for the
selected port/RDT. (Prompt Files were discussed in Section 8.1.2 of this manual).
Idle Release – input the number of seconds you want the terminal to wait for user input
before canceling the transaction in its entirety. For example, if someone begins to clock
in then walks away from the RDT, the RDT will wait for 15 seconds before resetting
itself to an idle/ready state.
Prompt File – as previously mentioned, RDT screen prompts can be customized to meet
your needs by using Prompt Files (see Section 8.1.2 of this guide). Once created, Prompt
Files are assigned to a particular RDT on this tab. To designate which Prompt File to use
for a particular port/RDT, select it from the available files by clicking on the File Open
icon to the right of the Prompt File input field.
This is a useful feature for a company with employees who do not speak fluent
English. An alternate prompt file could be created, in Spanish for example, and this
file could be used at a specific RDT in place of the original prompt file.
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8.4.5. The Badges Tab
The Badges Tab controls how the characters on magnetic and barcode badges are read by
the RDT. You can use badges for entering six types of data: Employee ID, Job Code,
Cost Code, Tracked Entry field, Password and Manager.
The settings on this tab are used to instruct the system on how to read your badges and
the information on them.
Begin by selecting which field of data (Employee ID number, Job Code, etc.) you want to
configure by selecting it from the Entry Location drop down box. Next, enable the
Badge Parsing rules that apply to this specific data on the badge.
Badges may include more than one of these fields of data in the magnetic or barcode
string. For example, a badge may include the Job Code and Tracked Field designation
or possibly the Employee ID number and Password.
Use all characters in badge – If checked, the entire badge will be used as the input for this
field. If the length of data on the badge exceeds the length of the field in TimeClock
Plus, the data will be truncated to the allowed length. For example, if you have a badge
containing 20 characters and you swipe it when asked to enter an employee ID number,
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only the first 10 characters will be used (this is the field length for employee ID number
in TimeClock Plus).
Use portion of badge – If this option is checked, you can designate which of the
characters on a badge will be read. For example, if you have a managers badge that
contains the manager’s number followed by their manager’s password, you can tell the
system to read the manager’s number for positions 1-5 and password in positions 6-10.
Use last characters in badge – If this option is checked, you designate how many of the
last characters in the badge to read for this specific field. For example, if your existing
badges contain varying lengths of data, but the last 10 characters always contain the
employee ID number, you would enter 10 in this field.
Proximity Parsing – only applies to RDTs equipped with a proximity reader. If using
a proximity reader you are required to select the appropriate translation method from the
drop-down list on this field. Parsing can be disabled or the system can be instructed to
perform translation of the proximity badge prior to or after badge parsing.
Cost Code Badges – only applies to systems with the Job Costing Module. You may
create cards to be swiped or scanned for your cost codes so that you can clock into a
specified level with one swipe or scan. You specify the character the separates the cost
code levels.
8.4.6. The Communication Tab
This tab is used to set communication methods for the RDT/port. This tab will either
reflect “Serial Settings” or “Ethernet Settings” depending on which type of port you are
configuring.
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Serial Communications Configuration – the Professional and Mark II Series RDTs
operate at a higher baud rate than the Standard RDTs (2000 Series). If you have one of
these RDTs, or a biometric unit, set the baud rate to 19200 for this port.
If you are not sure what your Baud Rate should be set at for your RDT, set the Baud
Rate option to Auto and the software will try to automatically set it.
Monitoring – this section is used to establish monitoring rules for the RDT(s) connected
to this port, as follows:
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Enable connection monitoring for this port – check to enable monitoring and
input the interval (in seconds) at which the monitoring should be performed.
This monitors the connection between the software and RDT every XX
seconds.
•
Enable automatic refresh for this port – check to enable automatic refresh and
input the interval (in seconds) at which the refresh should be performed. This
will refresh the LCD screen on the RDT after XX seconds.
Ethernet Settings (only available on Ethernet ports) – Ethernet configuration requires
the entry of an IP address and port number to enable the WinRemote system to locate the
RDT on your network. The IP address and port number should be the same as the IP
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address and port number entered when the RDT was configured (see Section 8.3 of this
guide).
Startup Delay – a startup delay is used to delay the startup of the WinRemote software on
a port after the connection is made. This is useful in some situations where there is a
brief disruption in the connection after it is made. This value is entered in milliseconds
where 1000 milliseconds = 1 second. For example, if you would like to pause the
terminal for 2-1/2 seconds after it is first connected, you would enter 2500 in the startup
delay.
8.4.7. The Access Tab
TimeClock Plus 5.0 allows you to restrict employee access to specific RDT(s) for
clocking operations. This is useful when trying to manage employee clocking operations
– for example, insuring that they clock in/out at an RDT closest to their work assignment
area.
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Access restrictions for employees can be set based on one of three criteria (they can be):
ü Employee ID Number
ü Classification
ü Job Code
There are two steps to establishing access restrictions. First, a template must be created
and secondly, the appropriate template must be “activated” for this port/RDT.
Begin by establishing an Access Template.
1. Click on the Add button on the Access tab – the Access Restriction
Editor screen will display.
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2. Enter a Description for this template (37 characters, alphanumeric) in the
input box. This description will serve as a name for the Restriction and
display in the template table.
3. From the Restriction Type drop-down box, select whether the restriction is
based on Employee ID number, Classification or Job Code (your selection
determines what information will display in the access table of this
screen).
4. From the Status drop-down box, select whether the Restriction Type in the
table is allowed, is not allowed, or has no restrictions associated with
them.
5. In the access table click on the line items you want included in this access
rule. A red check mark will display on the “included” line items. For
example, in the following screen we have defined a restriction template
titled “Production Floor – rear” (designating the physical location of the
RDT connected to this port – at the rear of the production area). We have
defined the access to prevent the use of any job code other than 2001 or
2002 at this RDT.
6. Restrictions can be setup to restrict by employee number, employee
classification (class), and by job code. You can set restrictions to either
allow, or not allow access to RDT based upon what you are restricting.
For example, you can allow only certain employee numbers or
classifications to perform a clock operation from this RDT. You can also
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restrict by job code, so that no one can clock in using a particular job code
or group of job codes from this RDT. On the other hand, you can allow
only one particular job code to be able to perform a clock operation from
this RDT.
If you specify restrictions to only allow one job code from a particular RDT, an
employee with multiple clockable job codes will only be presented with the one
available job code when clocking in. Even though they have multiple job codes, they
will only be able to clock in using that one specified in to be allowed in the restrictions.
8.4.8. The Modules Tab
The Modules tab is where you configure modules for use. Modules that can be used with
the Remote Data Terminal are the Digital Output, Handscanner, or Fingerprint modules.
You can highlight the module and configure it for use by hitting the SETUP button. You
may refer to the documentation associated with the module for configuring that specific
module.
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QUICK START HINT: Go to Section 12 and test the RDT devices.
8.5. Troubleshooting the RDT
The following list presents common problems and solutions encountered during the setup
of the RDT.
Problem
RDT does not have a flashing cursor in the
upper corner when power is applied.
When the software is running for the RDT,
garbage appears on the screen of the RDT.
When the software is running for the RDT,
the menu appears but none of the keys on
the RDT work.
When the software is activated the RDT has
power but nothing appears on its display
screen.
RDT or setup software freezes when I
attempt to locate the RDT(s) attached to my
system.
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Possible Solutions
Check to ensure all connections are secure
from the power outlet to the RDT. Try
moving the RDT to another electrical outlet;
one that is known to be functioning properly.
A common cause of this is a reversed cable.
Although the serial cable that ships with the
RDT looks like a telephone cable they are
NOT interchangeable. Make su re that you
are using the original cable that was shipped
with the RDT.
The most common cause of this is a reversed
cable. Although the serial cable that ships
with the RDT looks like a telephone cable
they are NOT interchangeable. Make sure
that you are using the original cable that was
shipped with the RDT. If you are using a
long cable, try moving the RDT closer to the
PC and using a shorter cable to ensure the
cable is not the problem
Check all connections from the PC to the
RDT. No gender changers are required to
connect the RDT to the back of the PC. The
RDT connector is a female connector and
should plug directly into a 9-pin or 25-pin
male serial port on the back of your PC. You
should be using a connector provided by DMI
and not a 9 pin to 25-pin converter or any
standard over the counter connector.
This can happen when you have COM ports on
your system that that are not configured
properly. For example, if you have a modem
that is set to COM3 using IRQ5, but
Windows has the modem set at COM3 using
IRQ3 the initialization of the port may hang.
Correct the problem from the Control Panel
within Windows.
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When I activated the RDT the software
randomly changed from Clocking In to
Waiting.
When the software is running for the RDT,
the screen shows Fx’s across it.
This is commonly due to starting the RDT on
a COM port that contains a modem. Stop
the RDT software and locate another COM
port to use or configure the modem to not
share or use a com port that the RDT is
connected to.
The most common cause of this is the baud
rate is incorrectly set. Configure the port
and check your settings.
8.6. Remote Data Terminal Cable Diagram
This is what the cables should look like if you hold the two ends (RJ-11 4 or 6 Conductor
connectors) together with the clips facing you.
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SECTION IX: DAY-TO-DAY MANAGEMENT OF
TIMECLOCK DATA
This section of the user guide provides information on all the processes required to
maintain and manage your timekeeping data. The first three sections present the methods
for editing and adding time records, reporting and exporting of data. The “real-time”
attendance monitoring tools are presented in Section 9.7, and the last two sections
provide instruction on messaging, labor tracking, and the processes provided to keep your
system healthy.
9. DAY-TO-DAY TIMEKEEPING AND TIME MANAGEMENT
9.1. Editing and Adding Employee Hours/Shifts
The ability to edit shifts and/or manually add shifts to an employee’s time record is
essential in any timekeeping system. These functions allow a designated individual to
input time taken under a non-clockable job code (sick, vacation, PTO, etc.) as well as
correct inaccurate or incomplete clock operations for the company’s employees.
TimeClock Plus provides three methods for performing shift edits and adds – “Edit
Hours”, “Global Record Addition”, and “Quick Add Hours”, all of which are found on
the Employee Menu of the TimeClock Manager.
9.1.1. Editing an Existing Shift Record
(TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Employee à Edit Hours)
1. From the TimeClock Manager Main Menu select Employee, and then select
“Edit Hours”. The Edit Hours screen will display for the current week.
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The screen is divided into several sections and includes display areas for shifts
worked, accruals and current schedule. It will automatically display data for
the current week though previous weeks can be accessed via the History
button.
2. To access an employee’s shift records either input their Employee ID Number
into the 'GoTo’ box, or select the employee from the employee list displayed
in the upper left hand corner of the Edit Hours screen by double-clicking
him/her.
The employee listing can be sorted in ascending or descending order, by employee
number, first name, last name, class, home, or department by clicking on the column
headers.
3. Once selected, the employee’s hours will display in the shift window on the
upper right portion of the screen. Each shift record includes several selfexplained fields such as the employee’s time in, time out, job code, hours
worked, hourly rate and break taken.
If a shift is shown in red text, it means the shift contains a break, green text designates
a conflict with another shift. In order for the shift to be highlighted (shown in red), the
option must be set in Edit Hours options.
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It also includes three columns titled M, E and Notes, used as follows:
§ The M column is used to designate if the particular shift has been
approved by a Manager (a check mark designates approval).
§ The E column is used to designate if the particular shift has been approved
by the Employee (a check mark designates approval).
§ The Note column will display a picture of a note if one has been placed on
the shift.
4. To input to any of these three columns, click under the column on the shift you
wish to input to (For example, to input a shift note, click under the note column
and an input box will appear to type the shift note into). These options can also
be set by clicking on the Shift button, and selecting the appropriate option from
the popup menu.
The employee’s accrual balances and time taken will displa y in the bottom left
portion of the Edit Hours screen titled Accrual Information.
Accrued values are only updated when the week is closed via the Close Week process.
When viewing the current weeks data (without a close week) these values will not
reflect actual time taken or accrued during the current week. They system will attempt
to estimate the accruals that remain based on hours used during the weeks that have
not been closed.
The bottom right portion of the Edit Hours screen is titled Schedule Information
and will display the employee’s schedule for the week including date, time in,
time out and job code. When editing hours for the current week the box will
display this week’s schedule plus up to 3 additional weeks in the future. When
editing hours in a previous week (before a close week has been processed), only
the shifts scheduled for that week will display.
The Options button is used to configure display options for the Edit Hours screen.
Each of the options should be enabled or disabled to meet your operational needs.
The options are:
ü Display times in list in hours: minutes format instead of hundredths.
ü Highlight shift segments that contain breaks.
ü Display the actual clock in and out times in addition to the rounded times.
ü Auto open accrual window when edit hours opens
ü Auto open schedule window when edit hours opens
ü Ask for confirmation when deleting a shift from an individual
ü Warn if a shift being added/edited in current week will exceed accruals
ü Shade even rows in list for clarity using this color
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ü Combine rates and shift premium in list (will only be enabled in the Shift
Differential Module has been installed)
ü Default Times – this section of the Edit Hours Options screen allows you to
establish a default “time in” and “time out” to be used when manually adding
shifts to an employee record.
5. To edit an existing shift (displayed in the shift window) select it by either
§ Double clicking the shift to select it
§ Select a shift (highlight) and then clicking the Shift button and
selecting “Edit Shift” from the dropdown menu
The Edit Hours box will display with current data for each field loaded from the
shift selected.
6. Place the cursor on the field you wish to change and type in the correction (or
select it from the tool box to the right of the field where applicable, i.e. Calendar
tool, Clock tool, or Job Code listing).
7. Once your edits have been made, click on the OK button to save your edits and
return to the full Edit Hours screen (or Cancel to return without saving the edits).
If you are editing hours that have been rounded, you may be prompted with an Edit
Warning dialog box that asks you what you would like to do with the rounded times.
You can either leave the times as is, without any changes, or accept the changes. If you
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check the option to assume this action for further changes, you will not be prompted
with this message in the future.
9.1.2. Adding a New Shift Record
Adding a new shift can be accomplished in various ways – via the “Edit Hours” function,
via the “Quick Add Hours” function, or via “Global Record Addition”. All of these
options are accessed via the Employee menu of TimeClock Manager.
9.1.2.1. Adding a Shift from “Edit Hours”
To add a shift while in the Edit Hours function,
1. Click on the Shift button on the bottom of the Edit Hours screen and select
“Add Shift” from the dropdown menu or press CTRL+A.
2. The same Edit Hours box discussed in the previous section will display with
today’s date and default times automatically populated. Make any required
edits to these fields.
3. Save your entry by pressing OK (or Cancel if you wish to return to the
previous screen without saving your edits).
9.1.2.2. Adding a Shift via “Quick Add Hours”
By using Quick Add Hours to add a shift record, the same record can be added for a
group of employees by selecting (highlighting) multiple employees at one time.
1. From the TimeClock Manager Main Menu select “Employee”, then select
“Quick Add Hours”. The Quick Add Hours screen will display with a list of
employees on the left hand side and required shift fields on the right hand
side. It will automatically display with today’s date and default times
populated.
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2. Begin by selecting an employee from the employee list by clicking on them to
highlight the record. If you need to add the same record for a group of
employees you can select (highlight) them using the Shift key or Ctrl key.
3. Next, make any required edits to the shift fields on the right of the screen. To
override the employees pay rate, check the option to ‘Use rate’ and enter the
desired rate.
4. Save your entry by pressing Add (or Close if you wish to return to exit the
Quick Add process without saving your input).
If you do not check the option ‘Use job code’ and specify a job code, the employees
default job code will be used.
9.1.2.3. Adding a Shift via “Global Record Addition”
1. From the TimeClock Manager Main Menu select “Employee”, and then select
“Global Record Addition”. The Global Record Addition screen will display
with required shift fields. It will automatically display with today’s date and
default times populated.
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2. Next, make any required edits to the shift fields on the right of the screen. To
use the individuals default rate, check the option to ‘Use individuals pay rate
for the selected job code’.
3. To process the shift and have them added, click on the Process Button.
By default, the system will add the shifts for all employees. To configure the system to
only add in the hours for selected employees, you will need to set the Criteria. To set
the Criteria, click on the Criteria button and specify which employees to
include/exclude.
You can add in hours for more than one day at a time by setting the Number of
consecutive days to add these hours. You can add up to 14 days. This is helpful in
adding sick, vacation, or PTO time for an employee. An example would be to specify
the Criteria for only one employee, and then setting consecutive days for 5 using the
PTO job code. It will give that employee 5 days of PTO with 1 process.
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9.2. The Approval Manager
The Approval Manager provides a process for both Managers and Employees to review
and approve shifts (whether time was collected via a TimeClock or input manually). It
also provides an avenue to place notes on a shift as part of the approval process.
1. To begin, select Approval Manager from the Employee Menu, the Approval
Manager Screen will display.
2. Enter the dates to review in the Dates to examine section of the screen – either
by inputting beginning and ending dates in the To and From boxes, or by
selecting a date for each field from its dropdown box.
3. You can then filter the data displayed in the Approval Manager by enabling
one or more of the three check boxes in the Shifts to view section AND by
using the Criteria button on the bottom of the screen.
§ View shifts that do not have employee approval/management approval – If
this option is enabled, only those shifts that have not already been
approved by both Manager and Employee will display on the screen.
§ Show only shifts that require approval based on the employee information
– If enabled, only employees whose shifts are set to require approval
before a week is closed will display (see section 5.1.12 of this guide for
setting approval requirements at the employee level).
§ Click on the Criteria button to filter the display by employee number
range, job codes, etc.
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Once these selections have been made, click on the Update button to
update the display based on your criteria.
4. To provide Management approval for a line item (shift), click in the M
column on the line item – a check mark will display showing approval has
been granted for the shift or you can right click using the mouse and select the
option to Management Approve Selected.
5. To provide Employee approval for a line item (shift), click in the E column on
the line item – a check mark will display showing approval has been granted.
You can also right click with the mouse and select the option ‘Toggle
Employees approval’.
6. To exit the Approval Manager click on the Close button X in the upper right
hand corner of the Approval Manager screen.
You can select multiple employees to approve/disapprove their shifts by using the Shift
key and selecting a group or holding the Ctrl key down and selecting multiple
employees.
9.3. The Close Week Process
(TimeClock Manager Main Menu à File à Close Current Week)
TimeClock Plus requires that each week be closed after all shifts and related information
has been verified for the week. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT
OPERATIONS IN THE SYSTEM because during the process, information for the
current week is moved to history, accruals are calculated and posted, absent/tardy activity
is recorded and cumulative totals for each employee are updated.
Prior to closing a week you should verify that all shifts for the week are accurate and,
if necessary, make any changes using the Edit Hours function. Even though a week
has been closed, you can still edit those hours in the closed week by viewing the history.
If you adjust any hours in a close week that earn or use accrual information, the
accrual totals WILL NOT be adjusted.
Although each week in the system must be closed, you are NOT required to perform the
Close Week process as soon as a week has passed. The system will allow you to
maintain up to multiple weeks of data in the system; however, please note the following:
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It is recommended that you perform the close week process on a regular basis or
else accrual and cumulative information displayed in the system and printed on
reports will not be current.
If several weeks are left open, you should close multiple weeks in order for
calculations to be correct and current.
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9.3.1. To perform the Close Week process:
1. From the TimeClock Manager Main Menu, select “File” then “Close Current
Week” from the dropdown menu.
2. The system will provide a warning message containing the week being closed.
If this is the week yo u wish to close, press Yes to proceed. If not, press No to
halt the close week process.
Once the Close Week process has been completed, all balances for accrual totals as well
as absent/tardy statistics will be updated for each employee for that weeks data.
If multiple weeks are open, you should close the current week until it is current in
order to reflect the balances more accurately.
9.3.2 Undo Close Week:
If a week was closed to early or before the appropriate information has be added
TimeClock 5.0 has the ability to “Unclose” a week (TimeClock Manager Main Menu
à File à Undo Close Week). This will erase the all the processing made during the
close of the previous week; allowing the week to be re-closed with the correct
information.
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TimeClock Plus 5.0 has the ability to close as many weeks at desired but when the week
is re-closed any the hours will be processed under the any new settings made since the
first time the week was closed.
9.4. PERFORMING GLOBAL PROCESSES
Often you will have the need to perform a process for all employees in the TimeClock
system (or maybe to a selected group of employees), such as add a job code, clock all
employees in, or add a shift. Two processes are provided to accomplish these global
additions in TimeClock plus – Global Modification and Global Record Addition, both
found on the Employee Menu in the TimeClock Manager.
9.4.1. Global Modifications
The Global Modification process provides a way to add/modify/delete job code
assignments, add/remove accrual rules and change the classification code for all or a
selected group of employees. This is a great time saver when a new job code has been
developed and needs to be assigned to a group of employees, or a new accrual rule has
been setup and needs to be assigned to employees.
From the TimeClock Manager Main Menu, select Employee, then Global Modification.
The Global Modification screen will display.
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The check boxes used on the Global Modification screen can have up to three possible
states: Checked, Unchecked, and Indeterminate (grayed check). If the Indeterminate
state is selected, no changes will be made to the field for the specified code. For
example, if you are modifying job code 101 for all employees but do not wish to change
the Earns Overtime field for individuals that already have this code enabled, you
should set the Earns Overtime check box to the indeterminate state.
9.4.1.1. Add a Job Code assignment Globally:
Complete the Job Code Changes section of this screen as follows:
1. Select “Add” from the Action drop-down box.
2. Select the Job Code you wish to Add from the dropdown box to the right of the
Job Code field.
3. If you wish to set a standard rate for this Job Code for all employees affected by
the global addition, enable the Change rate to box and input the hourly rate.
4. Enable any of the three tracked fields for this job code by enabling the tracked
field line item and selecting the method of collection from the drop-down box to
the right.
5. Using the Criteria button on the bottom of the screen, designate which employees
to add the job code to (via employee ID number, classification, etc.)
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6. Click on the Preview button to preview the affects of your record addition,
including any conflicts or exceptions that will result. The Add will not process.
7. To perform the global modification, click on the Process button (or Close button
to exit without performing the global modification).
9.4.1.2. To Remove a Job Code assignment Globally:
Complete the Job Code Changes section of this screen as follows:
1. Select the “Delete” option from the Action drop-down box.
2. Select the Job Code you wish to remove from the dropdown box to the right of the
Job Code field.
3. Using the Criteria button on the bottom of the screen, designate which employees
to remove the job code from (via employee ID number, classification, etc.).
4. Click on the Preview button to preview the affects of your record addition,
including any conflicts or exceptions that will result. The Add will not process.
5. To perform the global modification, click on the Process button (or Close button
to exit without performing the global modification).
9.4.1.3. Modify Settings for an Existing Job Code Globally:
Complete the Job Code Changes section of this screen as follows:
1. Select “Modify” from the Action drop-down box.
2. Select the Job Code you wish to Modify from the dropdown box to the right of the
Job Code field.
3. Indicate the modification you wish to make:
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To set a standard rate for this Job Code, enable the Change rate to box and
input the hourly rate.
To change the clockable or overtime settings for this job code enable the
line item required.
4. Using the Criteria button on the bottom of the screen, designate which employees
to add the job code to (via employee ID number, classification, etc.).
5. Click on the Preview button to preview the affects of your record modification,
including any conflicts or exceptions that will result. The Add will not process.
6. To perform the global modification, click on the Process button (or Close button
to exit without performing the global modification).
9.4.1.4. Add or Remove an Accrual Rule Globally:
In order to add or remove an accrual rule:
1. Enable the Add Accrual Rule or Remove Accrual Rule line.
2. Select the Accrual Rule to add or remove from the dropdown box to the right of
the Add or Remove line.
3. Using the Criteria button on the bottom of the screen, designate which employees
to add the job code to.
4. Click on the Preview button to preview the effects of your record modification,
including any conflicts or exceptions that will result. The Add will not process.
5. To perform the Add or Remove process, click on the Process button (or Close
button to exit without performing the global modification).
9.4.1.5. Change Classification Code Globally:
To change the Classification Code globally:
1. Enable the Change Classification to line.
2. Input the Classification Code to apply in the box on the line.
3. Using the Criteria button on the bottom of the screen, designate which employees
to assign the Classification code to.
4. Click on the Preview button to preview the affects of your record modification,
including any conflicts or exceptions that will result. The change will not
process.
5. Click on the Process button to perform the change (or Close button).
9.4.1.6. Set a value for custom field Globally:
To set a value for a custom field globally:
1. Enable the option to Set value for custom field.
2. Choose the custom field from the drop down list.
The Custom Field must be setup first to be able to set a value.
3. Specify the new Custom Field value by clicking on the Edit button and entering
the value in the text field.
4. Click on the OK button to save the value.
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5. Click on the Preview button to preview the affects of your record modification,
including any conflicts or exceptions that will result. The change will not
process.
6. Click on the Process button to perform the change (or Close button).
Only Custom Fields pertaining to an employee can be set from this location.
9.4.2. Global Addition of a Shift Record
The most popular use for this process is to add a shift for holidays or meetings that were
attended by all or a group of employees. To globally add a shift record or clock
employees in/out:
From the TimeClock Manager Main Menu, select Employee, then Global Record
Addition. The Global Record Addition screen will display.
There are three sections on this screen that should be completed as follows:
9.4.2.1. Required Fields Section
All fields in this section must be completed before the record addition can be performed
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1. Enter the date and time for the clock in and clock out of the shift to be added. If
you adding a shift that is to remain clocked in, place a check in the Leave clocked
in box and only input the date and time in.
2. Select the Job Code for this shift from the dropdown box to the right of this field.
3. If you want to apply the same hourly rate to all employees for this record addition,
input that rate in the Rate edit field.
4. If needed, click on the Extra button to set options to disable the auto-deduction for
the shift being added or to force overtime for the shift.
9.4.2.2. Optional Fields Section
If you would like to add tracked information or specify a cost code for the shift, input
these items in the appropriate fields of this section.
Use individuals pay rate for the selected job code – If this option is enabled, the
rate each employee is assigned for the selected job code will be used when adding
the record. If this option is not enabled, the rate specified in this dialog will be
used for all employees regardless of their specified rate for the selected job code.
Number of consecutive days to add these hours – If greater than 1, these hours
will be added to the number of days designated.
Using the Criteria button on the bottom of the screen, designate which employees to
apply the record addition to (via employee ID number, etc.).
Click on the Preview button to preview the effects of your record addition, any conflicts
or exceptions will display. The record addition will not actually process when you are
Previewing.
To perform the global record addition, click on the Process button.
9.5. REPORTING
(TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Reports)
All standard reports are accessed and run from the TimeClock Manager Main Menu.
Most are customizable, including the ability to change the report title and include/exclude
non-essential data. In addition, the Criteria Button is available when running reports to
allow for the filtering of employees to be included in the report.
The standard footer for all reports was setup during initial configuration of the system.
It can be modified from the TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Configuration à
Preferences à Footers.
9.5.1. Pay Period Reports
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Pay Period Reports are categorized into several different sections, as follows:
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Payroll Reports
Job Code Reports
Period Reports
Scheduler Reports
Accrual Reports
Miscellaneous Report
9.5.1.1. To Print or Preview a Pay Period report:
1. Enter the date range to include in the report (or select the date range from the
dropdown list to the right).
2. Click on the report to select it. Click on the Preview button if you would like to
preview it on the screen.
3. To customize the report:
a) Click on the Settings button to access the settings screen for the report.
You can then input a new report title and enable other options for this
specific report (available settings differ for each report).
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b) Click on the OK button to save your new settings and return to the
Period Report screen.
9.5.1.2. Report Options
Click on the Options button and enable/disable the settings for the reports:
The Formatting tab - controls formatting of time, hour, and name display.
Time format – you can specify the time format for the reports and how they will
be displayed on the reports.
Full time – If enabled, the time on the reports will be shown in HH:MM
PP, such as 4:30 PM.
Military – If enabled, the time on the reports will be shown as HH:MM,
such as 16:30.
Military – If enabled, the time on the reports will be shown as HHMM,
such as 1630.
Decimal – If enabled, the time on the reports will be shown as HH.HH,
such as 16.50.
Hour format – you can specify the hour format for the reports and how they will
be displayed on the reports.
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Minutes – If this option is enabled, the hours will display as hours and
minutes with a colon separating hours: minutes, such as 4:30
If you are viewing time in hours:minutes, if you try to add the hours up manually on a
standard calculator, the time will not be added correctly. For example, if you add 1:40
+ 1:40 = 3:20, not 2:80.
Hundredths – If this option is enabled, the hours will display as hours and
minutes with a decimal separating hours and minutes, such as 4.50.
Name format – You can specify different formats for how the employee name
will be displayed on the reports.
Full Name – If this option is enabled, the name will show in its entirety,
such as John Q. Doe.
Partial – If this option is enabled, the name will show first initial and last
name, such as J. Doe.
Last, First – If this option is enabled, the name will show last name, first
name such as Doe, John Q.
Normalize names to same case – If enabled, the names will all be the same
case. For example, JOHN DOE = John Doe. This method is not always
reliable for names such as McDonald or McMurry where individual words
are mixed case.
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The Miscellaneous tab - contains settings for sorting the report and configuring the
printer, and Report defaults.
Report Sorting – From the drop down list, you specify what field you would like
the reports to be sorted by. Not all reports adhere to this sorting order. For
example, it is not possible to sort a job code report by employee number because
employee information is not displayed.
Printer Configuration – You specify when you would like to be prompted with the
printer dialog box so you can configure printer settings.
Defaults – From the drop down list you specify the default reporting period. This
is the date range that shows on the reports screen, by default.
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The Print Options tab - contains options for bolding, line spacing, and shading on the
report.
Hide overtime number 2 column in reports if none is present – When enabled, if
you run a report that does not have any overtime #2, the overtime #2 column does
not show on the report.
Use bold printing on reports to emphasize totals – If enabled, totals will print in
bold.
Report line spacing – This is where you specify the spacing between each line on
your reports.
Shading color for shaded sections on reports – You can specify a different color
than default for shaded areas on reports.
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1. Using the Criteria button on the bottom of the Period Reports screen, designate
which employees to include in the report.
2. Click on the Preview button again or the Print button to send the report to the
printer.
To print a report, you must have it selected (have a check in the box to the left of the
report) to print that specific report.
If you right click on the report, you have the options to preview the report, print the
report, print to file, print to HTML or change the report settings.
3. To exit the Pay Period Reports screen click on the close window X button in its
upper right hand corner.
4. Click on the Export button to be taken to the standard export process. (Refer to
section 9.6 for more information on exporting)
9.5.2. The Approaching Overtime Report
The Approaching Overtime Report is used to monitor employee hours worked and
determine who is close to entering overtime.
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To print the report:
1. Enable one or all of the parameter statements depending on whether your concern
is weekly, daily, bi-weekly or salaried overtime. For each enabled statement,
input how many minutes from overtime the employee must be in order to be
included in the report.
2. Using the Criteria button on the bottom of the screen, designate which employees
to include in the report.
3. To send the report to your default printer, click on the Print button where you can
preview the report, change printer settings, or complete the print process.
4. To exit the Print Information screen click on the Close button on the Approaching
OT Report screen.
9.5.3. The Employee Job Information Report
The Employee Job Information Report provides a listing of the employees currently
assigned to selected job codes and can also be formatted to include the hourly rate for
each job code, rate change dates, etc.
To print the report:
1. Enable one or all of the options for the report depending on the items you wish to
include in the report.
2. Input the job codes to include in the Employee Job Information Report by
selecting them from the dropdown box to the right of the Print only these codes
field or by typing them into the field with a comma separating each additional job
code.
3. Using the Criteria button on the bottom of the screen, designate which employees
to include in the report.
4. To send the report to your default printer, click on the Print button where you can
preview the report, change printer settings, or complete the print process.
5. To exit the Job Information report screen click on the Close button on the screen.
9.6. EXPORTING DATA
(TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Export)
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TimeClock Plus provides the ability to export various fields of data in several different
formats for use with other applications such as payroll, Excel and Access.
9.6.1. Exporting Data for Payroll Processing
(TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Export à Pay Period)
All data exports for use in processing payroll are accessed from the Export, Pay Period
Menu. Exports are produced in multiple formats, including:
ü Standard Pay Period Export:
• ASCII text file (industry standard format)
• Comma delimited (industry standard format)
ü Customized for your payroll package (requires purchase of a Payroll Module from
DMI)
9.6.1.1. The Standard Pay Period Export (does not require a DMI Payroll Module)
The Standard Pay Period Export process produces a file containing 11 fields of data for
each employee record (12 fields of data if the Job Cost module is installed). This export
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can be produced in an ASCII text file or comma delimited format. Layouts for the
standard pay period export files are as follows:
o Without the optional Job Costing Module (11 fields included per record):
Employee ID number, Export Code, SSN, Job Code, Rate, Regular Hours,
Overtime #1 Hours, Overtime #2 Hours, Tracked Field #1, Tracked Field #2,
Tracked Field #3
o With the optional Job Costing Module installed (12 field included per record):
Employee ID number, Export Code, SSN, Cost Code, Job Code, Rate, Regular
Hours, Overtime #1 Hours, Overtime #2 Hours, Tracked Field #1, Tracked Field
#2, Tracked Field #3
REMINDER – when exporting pay period data, the codes stored in the “Export As”
field for job codes and cost codes will be used, NOT the standard job code and cost
code identifier. Also, if an Export Code was entered in the employee’s personal
information tab, this code will appear IN ADDITION TO the employee ID number in
each record.
9.6.1.2. To export payroll data in ASCII or Comma Delimited text file format:
1. Select “Pay Period” from the Export Menu.
2. Select “ASCII TEXT FILE” or “Comma Delimited” from the Export Format drop
down box.
3. Enter the date range to include in the export (or select the date range from the
dropdown list to the right).
4. Enter the name of the export file to be created, including the location you want it
stored (ex. C:\paydata\nov1630.txt) or if you are writing over an existing export
file select it us ing the file open icon to the right of the Export Filename box.
5. Enable any of the options for the export in the Module Options section, depending
on the items you wish to include in the export file.
6. Using the Criteria button on the bottom of the Period Export screen, designate
which employees to include in the report.
7. Click on the Options button if you need to change the sort order and/or modify the
default period for the export.
8. To begin the Export process, click on the Process button (or the Cancel button to
exit the screen without producing an export file).
If any errors were encountered during the export, an exceptions box will appear. It is
recommended that you view the exceptions to try to determine what caused the error.
9. To exit the Period Export, click on the Cancel button on the screen.
9.6.2. Exporting Payroll Data via a Payroll Export Module
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Various payroll software packages allow importing of hours. In most cases, if the payroll
software can import hours, then TimeClock Plus can export the hours into the specific
file layout. This does require an additional module. For a complete list of available
modules, contact TimeClock Sales.
If you have an Export Module, you should have received documentation that is specific
to the configuration of that module. You should refer to that documentation for the
module configuration and the export process. You may also contact TimeClock Plus
Technical Support for further help on the export module configuration and export
process.
9.6.3. Exporting Employee Personal Info
(Export à Employee Information)
TimeClock Plus provides the ability to export many fields of employee personal data
including fields found on the Info, Cumulative and Miscellaneous tabs. To export
personal information to a file:
1. Select “Employee Information” from the Export Menu or from Export Employee
Information from the Employee Menu in TimeClock Manager.
2. You can produce an export using a previously saved Export Layout by pressing
the Load button and selecting the layout from the available list.
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3. Fields that can be included in the export file appear in the Available Fields section
of the screen. Click on the + beside Info, Cumulative and Miscellaneous to
expand the list of individual fields available from each of these tabs.
4. To include a field in the export, double-click it in the Available Fields list. It will
appear in the Export Layout section if successfully added to the export. Once a
format is specified, press the Enter key on your keyboard at the end of the line so
that the export will put all of the export information on separate lines.
If you do not enter a carriage return, then all of the information will appear on one
line.
Once a field is entered into the Export Layout you can adjust its formatting by double
clicking on the field name in the export layout. You can then modify its width and
justification.
5. To delete a field from the Export Layout, place the cursor in front of the field and
click on the Delete key on your keyboard.
6. To save a new Export Layout format, click on the Save button and input the name
of the Export Layout file, including file location.
7. Using the Criteria button on the bottom of the Export Raw Employee Information
screen, designate which emp loyees to include in the report.
8. To begin the Export process, click on the Process button (or the Cancel button to
exit the screen without producing an export file).
9. A box will appear that asks where you want to save the file and what you want to
save the file as. So set the location and enter the filename of the file you want
created.
10. To exit the Personal Info Export, click on the Cancel button on the screen.
9.6.4. Exporting Job Code Information
TimeClock Plus provides the ability to export a list of Job Codes and their settings from
the system. To export job code information to a file:
1. Select “Job Codes” from the Export Menu or click on the Export button in the
Master Job Code list.
2. You can produce an export using a previously saved Export Layout by pressing
the Load button and selecting the layout from the available list.
3. Fields that can be included in the export file appear in the Available Fields section
of the screen. Click on the + beside Information, Breaks, Rounding and
Minimums to expand the list of individual fields available.
4. To include a field in the export, double-click it in the Available Fields list. It will
appear in the Export Layout section if successfully added to the export. Once a
format is specified, place a carriage return at the end of the line so that the export
will put all of the export information on separate lines.
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If you do not enter a carriage return, then all of the information will appear on one
line.
Once a field is entered into the Export Layout you can adjust its formatting by double
clicking on it. You can then modify its width and justification.
5. To delete a field from the Export Layout, place the cursor in front of the field and
click on the Delete key on your keyboard.
6. To save a new Export Layout format, click on the Save button and input the name
of the Export Layout file, including file location.
7. Using the Criteria button on the bottom of the Export Raw Employee Information
screen, designate which employees to include in the report.
8. To begin the Export process, click on the Process button (or the Cancel button to
exit the screen without producing an export file).
9. A box will appear that asks where you want to save the file and what you want to
save the file as. So set the location and enter the filename of the file you want
created.
10. To exit the Job Code Export, click on the Cancel button on the screen.
9.6.5. Exporting Raw Hours
TimeClock Plus provides the ability to export raw hours in the system. To export raw
hours to a file:
1. Select “Raw Hours” from the Export Menu or by selecting Export Raw Hours
from the Employee Menu in TimeClock Manager.
2. You can produce an export using a previously saved Export Layout by pressing
the Load button and selecting the layout from the available list.
3. Fields that can be included in the export file appear in the Available Fields section
of the screen. Click on the + beside “Employee Info” and “Shift Info” to expand
the list of individual fields available.
4. To include a field in the export, double-click it in the Available Fields list. It will
appear in the Export Layout section if successfully added to the export. Once a
format is made, place a carriage return at the end of the line so that the export will
put all of the export information on separate lines.
If you do not enter a carriage return, then all of the information will appear on one
line.
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Once a field is entered into the Export Layout you can adjust its formatting by double
clicking on it. You can then modify its width and justification.
5. To delete a field from the Export Layout, place the cursor in front of the field and
click on the Delete key on your keyboard.
6. To save a new Export Layout format, click on the Save button and input the name
of the Export Layout file, including file location.
7. Using the Criteria button on the bottom of the Export Raw Employee Information
screen, designate which employees to include in the report.
8. To begin the Export process, click on the Process button (or the Cancel button to
exit the screen without producing an export file).
9. A box will appear that asks where you want to save the file and what you want to
save the file as. So set the location and enter the filename of the file you want
created.
10. To exit the Raw Hours Export, click on the Cancel button on the screen.
9.7. ATTENDANCE AND OVERTIME MONITORING TOOLS
TimeClock Plus includes several tools to help you monitor employee attendance in
REAL TIME. These tools provide Managers with the ability to watch people clock
in/out from a PC (to monitor tardiness and absence) and to watch hours worked to avoid
overtime.
9.7.1. Who’s Here
(TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Tools à Who’s Here)
The Who’s Here option is used for monitoring employees in real time – whether they are
clocked in, on break, not clocked in, automatically clocked out, etc.
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To access this option, select the Tools Menu from the TimeClock Manager Main
Menu, and then select “Who’s Here”. The Who’s Here Screen will display with
the following tabs of attendance information and button options:
9.7.1.1. The All Tab
This tab provides a sortable listing of employees, with their current status,
Job Code, and clock information.
9.7.1.2. The Clocked In Tab
This tab provides a sortable listing of employees, who are currently
clocked in (this does not include those employees currently On Break).
9.7.1.3. The On Break Tab
This tab provides a sortable listing of employees who are currently
clocked On Break.
9.7.1.4. The Auto Out Tab
This tab provides a sortable listing of employees who have been
automatically clocked out due to the Auto Out settings of a particular job
code. For the information to show on the Auto Out tab, the clock out time
should be after the current time.
9.7.1.5. The Not In Tab
This tab provides a sortable listing of all active employees who are not
clocked in.
9.7.1.6. The Last Punch Tab
This tab provides a sortable listing of last punches and the current status
for all active employees.
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1. To filter the information displayed on the tabs (by Job Code, or Classification for
example), click on the Criteria button on the bottom of the screen to set your filter
(Click on the OK button to save criteria for this display). The displays will update
when the Criteria is saved.
2. To adjust any Who’s here options, click on the options button to change any
settings such as the Who’s here list refresh intervals, how to change the shift
lengths to be highlighted, as well as mouse control while in the Who’s here list.
3. To print the contents of any of the tabs, while the tab is displayed, click on the
Print button that allows you to preview the report, change printer settings, or
complete the print process.
4. To access the Who’s Absent screen (this does require a schedule), click on the
Absent button.
5. To access the Call List screen, click on the Call List button.
6. To exit the Who’s Here screen click on the close window X button in its upper
right hand corner.
9.7.2. Who’s Absent
(TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Tools à Who’s Absent)
The Who’s Absent option is used to quickly see who is not currently on the clock though
they are scheduled to be.
Employee schedules must have been created in the TimeClock Scheduler for this
option.
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1. To access this option, select the Tools Menu from the TimeClock Manager,
and then select “Who’s Absent”. The Absent List screen will display with all
employees who are not clocked in though they are scheduled to do so.
Employees that leave work early may appear in the Who’s Absent even though they are
not absent, that is because the system looks if they are clocked in compared to their
schedule.
2. To filter the list (by employee number, or Classification for example), click on
the Criteria button on the bottom of the screen to set your filter. Click on the
OK button to save your criteria then press Update on the Absent List screen to
update the screen display.
3. To print the Absent list, click on the Print button that allows you to preview
the report, change printer settings, or complete the print process.
4. To exit the Absent List screen, click on the close window X button in its upper
right- hand corner.
The Absent List is different from the Absent Report because the Absent List looks at
who is scheduled to be clocked in at the time the list is being viewed. The settings for
the Absent Report can be found by setting the Absent settings in TimeClock Manager
defaults (refer to section 6.3 for defaults).
9.7.3. Attendance Monitor
(TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Tools à Attendance Monitor)
The Attendance Monitor is used to view employee attendance against their schedule
during a specific time period on a specific day.
Employee schedules must have been created in the TimeClock Scheduler for the
information that you want to view that use Schedules in the filter type.
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To access the Attendance Monitor optio n:
1. Select the Tools Menu from the TimeClock Manager, and then select “Attendance
Monitor”. The Attendance Monitor screen will display with the following input
fields and button options.
Starting Time and Ending Time – select the starting date and time plus ending
date and time from the Quick Pick dropdown list box or manually input them.
Filter – Select the filter to apply to your attendance listing from the dropdown list
box to the right of this field. Filters include:
Scheduled to be working – will display all employees working who are
scheduled to work during the date and time specified.
Scheduled to start segment – will display all employees working who are
scheduled to start working a shift segment during the date and time
specified.
Scheduled to start shift – will display all employees who are scheduled to
start a shift during the date and time specified.
Started segment during period – will display all employees who started a
segment during the date and time specified.
Started shift during period – will display all employees who started a shift
during the date and time specified.
Worked during period – will display all employees who worked during the
date and time specified.
2. To filter the listing further (by Job Code, or Classification for example), click on
the Criteria button on the bottom of the screen to set your filter (Click on the OK
button to save the criteria settings) then press Update on the Attendance Monitor
screen to update the display.
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3. To print the Attendance Monitor list, click on the Print button. The Print button
also allows you to preview the report, change printer settings, or complete the
print process.
4. To exit the Attendance Monitor list screen click on the Close button.
9.7.4. Call List
(TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Tools à Call List)
The Call List is used to obtain a quick listing of hours worked to date, by employee. This
list assists you with making staffing decisions and calling in replacements on an
individual basis or for a new shift. This is a helpful tool because in addition to providing
hours worked during the week, those employees who have begun to work overtime for
the week will display in Red. Each employee’s phone number is also provided (if the
phone number has been input to their Personal Information file of TimeClock Plus).
The Call List can be sorted by any of its columns, including number of hours worked,
by clicking on the column header.
1. To access this option, select the Tools Menu from the TimeClock Manager,
and then select the “Call List” option. The Call List screen will display
employees with their hours worked to date.
2. To filter the list (by Job Code, or Classification for example), click on the
Criteria button on the bottom of the screen to set your filter then click on the
Update button to refresh the screen.
3. To print the Call List, click on the Print button. The Print button also allows
you to preview the report, change printer settings, or complete the print
process.
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4. To exit the Call List screen click on the close window X button in its upper
right hand corner.
9.8. OTHER FEATURES/FUNCTIONS
9.8.1. Employee Messaging
Employee messaging is a popular feature of the TimeClock system. It provides the
ability to send messages to employees as they clock in/out and maintains a history of all
messages sent and read. Messages display on the On-Screen TimeClock and RDT
screen, where an employee performs a clocking operation.
9.8.1.1. To send a message to a Single Employee or Group of Employees: (TimeClock
Manager Main Menu à Employee à Messaging)
1. Select the Employee Menu from the TimeClock Manager, and then select
“Messaging”. The Employee Messaging screen will display with a list of all
employees in the system.
The employee list can be sorted by any of its columns by clicking on the column
heading you wish to sort by.
2. Filter the employee list (by employee number, or Classification for examp le) by
pressing the Criteria button on the bottom of the screen.
3. Select the employee to send the message to from the list by clicking on them to
highlight them. Multiple employees can be selected by holding down your PC’s
CTRL key as you click on individual employees.
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4. Once an employee or employee group has been selected, enter the message to
send in the Message edit box.
5. Click on the Send button to place the message in the message queue so that the
next time the employee(s) clock in/out the message will display.
6. To exit the Messaging screen click on the Close button.
9.8.1.2. To send a message to All Employees in the TimeClock System: (TimeClock
Manager Main Menu à Employee à Messaging)
This is a message that all employees will see at every clock operation.
1. Select the Employee Menu from the TimeClock Manager, and then select
“Messaging”. The Employee Messaging screen will display with a list of all
employees in the system.
The employee list can be sorted by any of its columns by clicking on the column
heading you wish to sort by.
2. Click on the Management button on the bottom of the messaging screen and the
Management Message box will display.
3. Enter the company-wide message to send in the Management Message edit box.
4. If you would like for the me ssage to automatically expire on a given date and/or
time, check the option to ‘Set message expiration on’ and specify the date and
time.
5. Click on the OK button to save it.
6. Click on the Send button so that the next time every employee clocks in/out the
message will display.
7. To exit the Messaging screen click on the Close button.
9.8.1.3. The History Button
To access a history of messages sent to an individual employee, select the employee from
the list by clicking them to highlight, and then click on the History button. The Message
History will list the date and time the message was sent, the date and time it was
displayed for the employee to read, and the text of the message. The Message History
can be printed by pressing the Print button.
Message history for an employee can also be accessed from the Cumulative Tab of
their Personal Information. Click on the Message History button to display all
messages sent as well as times and dates they were read.
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9.9. Labor Cost Tracking
9.9.1.1. Hourly Labor Cost Breakdown (TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Tools à
Display Labor Cost)
The Labor Cost Analysis provides an hourly breakdown of hours worked and estimated
labor costs in dollars and as a percentage of sales. A summary at the top of the window
provides total hours, wages, sales and labor percentage.
1. To begin the display, enable the button for either Daily Figures or Weekly
Figures.
In order to display labor as a percentage of sales, estimated sales must be input on a
daily or hourly basis. This input is done by clicking on the appropriate cell in the Sales
column and keying in the amount of sales.
2. Click on the Options button to set/modify any of the following analysis
options:
1. Job Codes:
In this section of the Labor Cost Options screen, enable whether you wish
to include all job codes in the analysis, or just selected job codes. If
“selected job codes” is chosen, place a check mark next to each job code
you wish to include in the cost. The All or None buttons can be used to
quickly select or unselect all job codes in the list.
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2. Other Options:
Highlight hourly labor percentages above X % - if this option is enabled,
any labor cost percentage greater than that specified will appear
highlighted on the Labor Cost Analysis screen.
Edit sales by the hour – If this option is enabled, the system would require
the input of sales on an hourly vs. daily basis.
Include salaries in total wages – If this option is enabled, the total cost for
salaried employees will be added to the labor figures when determining
daily and weekly labor cost.
Save entered sales figures – If enabled, sales entered will be saved and
automatically recalled for further analysis (useful when estimations are
used which don’t change often).
Display labor starting at what time of day – this is where you specify what
time of day to begin calculating labor cost.
3. To print the Labor Cost Analysis, click on the Print button that allows you
to preview the report, change printer settings, or complete the print
process.
4. To exit the Labor Cost screen click on the close window X button in its
upper right hand corner.
The two >> and << buttons on the bottom right hand corner of the Labor Cost screen
provide paging forwards and backwards to additional days’ analysis.
9.10. Audit Trails
9.10.1. The Hour Edit Log
(TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Tools à View Hour Edit Log)
The TimeClock system maintains a file containing a record for every manual edit
performed on an employee’s hours. Each log record includes the employee name and ID
number, when the change was made (date & time), who made the change and from what
computer, and what type of change was made (add vs. delete, etc.). The Hour Edit Log
presents each log record on two lines with the actual change that was made highlighted in
Red.
1. To display the Hour Edit Log on the screen, from the TimeClock Main Menu,
select Tools then “View Hour Edit Log”. A screen will display containing all
edits made for the default date range (the date range will appear in the title bar
of the Hour Edit Log screen).
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2. Set the date range that you would like to see data for by entering the range in
the ‘View range from’ boxes. You may also choose some preset date ranges
by choosing the range from the ‘Quick select’ drop options.
Changed by – this option allows you to view the edits made by a specific user.
Location – this option allows you to view the edits made at a specific location,
such as the Who’s Here list, Employee Edit Hours, etc.
Show only individuals with XX or more edits during period – if enabled, this
option allows you view only those employees that have XX number of edits
during the date range specified.
Criteria – you can specify certain criteria for the Hour Edit Log so that you
only view certain employees based upon the criteria set.
History – the History button allows you to view the change history
information for this employee. When you view the History, you can also view
the shift detail, by highlighting the shift and clicking on the Detail button.
Detail – the Detail button allows you to view all of the shift information
pertaining to the shift that was changed. Changes will be reflected in red.
Export – the Export button allows you to export the hour edit/change log to a
file. You can specify the format and file type when you export.
The above options are great for filtering employees so that you can only view those that
you want.
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Once you have your filter options set, click on the Refresh button to load the
information based on the new filtering options.
3. To print the currently displayed Hour Edit Log, click on the Print button. The
Print button allows you to preview the report, change printer settings, or
complete the print process.
9.10.2. The Override Log
TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Tools à View Override Log
The TimeClock system also maintains a file containing a record for every time a
supervisor had to perform a manual override to allow a clocking operation by an
employee (due to clock restrictions). Each log record includes the employee name,
where the override was performed, what operation they were attempting, when the
override was made (date & time), a reason, and who performed the override and how.
1. To display the Override Log on the screen, from the TimeClock Main Menu,
select Tools then “View Override Log”. The Override Log Screen will
display.
2. Designate the period you wish to view by selecting a beginning and end ing
date from the calendar dropdowns next to the View data from: input boxes (or
select a preset time period from the box to the right of these fields).
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3. Click on the Filter button to designate which of the following to include in the
log:
4. Entry points to include (On-Screen TimeClock, RDT)
5. Action to include (too early, too late, over X hours, etc.)
6. Clock operations to include (clock in, clock out, etc.)
7. Override methods to include (password, biometrics, etc.)
8. Filter the employees to include in the log (by employee number, or
Classification for example) by pressing the Criteria button on the bottom of
the screen. As you Save your criteria, the list will update based on your
settings.
9. To print the currently displayed Override Log, click on the Print button that
allows you to preview the report, change printer settings, or complete the print
process.
10. To exit the Override Log screen click on the Close button.
9.11. Backup and Restore of System Information
9.11.1. Performing a Backup of your TimeClock Plus System
Periodically backing up your system information provides a safety net for you - the
information can be restored should something happen and you lose your data (For
example, due to a hard drive or system failure). A backup should be performed at regular
intervals to minimize disruption to your business should a restore be required.
There are 2 ways to backup the TimeClock System:
9.11.1.1. Creating a backup from TimeClock Manager
1. Launch TimeClock Manager, and from the TimeClock Manager Main Menu,
select Tools, then “Backup System Information”. The Backup System
Information screen will display.
2. For the Server Directory, enter the directory on the server (machine hosting the
TimeClock Database) that you would like the backup to be created. If you enter
C:\TCBackup, then the backup will be created and placed on the server, in the
C:\TCBackup directory.
The directory specified is on the server (the machine hosting the TimeClock Database),
not the local machine. So if you enter C:\TCBackup, it is referring to the C:\TCBackup
directory on the server, not locally on the machine performing the backup procedure.
3. For the File name, enter the name that you would like the backup file to be
named.
4. Click on the Start Backup button to begin the creation of the backup.
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The file will be created on the server, in the directory specified, not the client
performing the backup procedure.
9.11.1.2. Creating a backup from TimeClock Database Manager
1. Launch TimeClock Plus Database Manager. Once you have Database
Manager open, click on the Backup button.
2. For the Backup path and backup file name, enter the path and name that you
would like the backup file to be named. For example,
c:\tcbackup\TimeClockPlus-2003-11-25-1418.TCB50.
3. Click on the Start button to begin the creation of the backup.
9.11.2. Restoring your TimeClock Plus System from a Backup File
9.11.2.1. To restore a previously created backup :
All TimeClock applications except the Database Manager MUST be closed to restore
the database.
1. Launch TimeClock Plus Database Manager. Once you have Database
Manager open, click on the Restore button.
2. The Restore Database screen will appear,
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a) Backup file – this is where you specify the backup file that you want to
restore. You can either enter the path or browse to it by clicking on the
folder icon.
b) Restore as – this is what you want the TimeClock Database to be named
when you restore it.
c) File name – this is the name of the actual file that contains the database
information, such as TCPlus would refer to the TCPlus.mdf file.
3. Once you have your backup that you would like to restore chosen, click on the
Restore button.
Once you click on the Restore button, the existing TimeClock Database will be
overwritten with the database from the backup if you name them the same name.
9.12. TOOLS FOR MAINTAINING TIMECLOCK SYSTEM HEALTH
9.12.1. Reset Tracked Fields
(TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Tools à Reset Tracked Info)
TimeClock Plus tracks several different items for each employee such as tardies,
absences, messages, etc. In most instances, this information does not need to be kept
forever and should be reset.
1. To reset a tracked field, from the TimeClock Manager Main Menu, select Tools,
then “Reset Tracked Information”. The following screen will display.
Information in each of the fields displayed begins accumulating the moment an employee
is added to the TimeClock system.
2. Enable one or all of the fields on the screen to reset by clicking them to place a
check in the box next to each. Three of the fields ask that you provide a prior to
date. Only information prior to the provided date will be reset.
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3. Filter the employees to include when resetting the tracked fields (by Job Code, or
Classification for example) by pressing the Criteria button on the bottom of the
screen. Click on the Save button to return to the reset screen.
4. To start the reset process, click on the Process button (or the Cancel button to
return to the previous menu without performing the reset).
9.12.2. Re-Indexing Data Files
(TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Tools à Re- index data files)
Indexes are used throughout the TimeClock system to provide quick and accurate access
to data when a process is performed. From time to time these indexes may be out of
order and negatively affect the performance of your system. Indexes can also be
corrupted due to a loss of power or network problems during the use of the TimeClock
system. A Re- index of your data files should be performed if you believe that system
performance is slowing or if database errors are occurring.
1. To perform a data file re- index, from the TimeClock Main Menu, select Tools
then “Re- index data files”. The following screen will display.
2. Once the re- index is complete a screen will display designating the number of
successful and failed index operations.
9.13. THE CALCULATOR AND CALENDAR TOOLS
The TimeClock Manager includes a fully functional calculator similar to the Windows
calculator. This function is accessed from the TimeClock Main Menu à Tools, then
“Calculator” (or by pressing the toolbar icon resembling a calculator).
The calculator can display the amounts in Minutes as well as Hundredths. To change
between the two, click on the button at the bottom of the calculator that says ‘Change
to Minutes’ or ‘Change to Hundredths’.
There is also a viewable calendar included with the application. This function is accessed
from the TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Tools, then “Calendar” or by pressing the
toolbar icon resembling a calendar).
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APPENDIX, SECTION IX
9.13.1. Standard Pay Period Reports Listing
Payroll Reports:
Complete Payroll Report
Day Breakdown Report
Estimated Wages Report
Individual Job Report
Overtime Report
Payroll Detail
Payroll Summary
Supplemental Pay Report
Tracked Information Report
Weekly Punch Report
Job Code Reports:
Job Code Analys is (Detail)
Job Code Analysis (Summary)
Job Code Group Summary
Job Code Split Report
Selected Job Codes Report
Period Reports:
Detail
Summary
Scheduler:
Absent Report
Schedule Variance
Schedule vs. Actual
Schedule vs. Actual Breakdown
Tardy Report
Accrual Reports:
Accrual Usage Information
Future Cost of Accruals
Period Accrual Information
Miscellaneous:
Anniversary Report
Birthday Report
Long Shift Report
Scheduled Reviews
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SECTION X: THE TIMECLOCK PLUS SCHEDULER
The TimeClock Scheduler is a powerful yet simple-to-use scheduling system that is fully
integrated with the TimeClock Plus application. This integration is required to provide
the real-time attendance monitoring features of the TimeClock application (tardies and
absences) as well as the rounding- to-schedule and clock-in restriction features.
The Scheduler was installed during the TimeClock installation process described in
Section 2 of this guide. This section of the guide presents setup and use of all features of
the TimeClock Scheduler including the setup and maintenance of employee schedules
and shifts, producing schedule reports and importing and exporting of schedules.
10. TimeClock Scheduler
10.1. BASIC CONCEPTS OF THE SCHEDULER
1. All employees who have been setup in the TimeClock Manager are accessible to
the Scheduler – there is no dual entry of employee data required.
2. Shift Pools can be setup in the scheduler to simplify the scheduling process.
These can be established for a single standard shift or multiple shift(s), depending
on a company’s needs. For example, all employees may be scheduled from 9:00
– 5:00 or this shift may only apply to administrative personnel while all other
employees work one of three shifts during a 24- hour period.
This is useful because once you have shift pool s setup you can easily choose the shift to
add to an employee rather than having to enter the shift times individually.
3. Necessary Shifts can be set and used to monitor whether they have been filled for
a period.
4. The Scheduler includes the same Criteria feature utilized in TimeClock Manager
to filter employee data for schedules, reports, etc.
5.
As employees schedule vacation time this can be input into the Scheduler then
transferred to their time records automatically via the Transfer Job process.
When you transfer job info rmation it is just as if the employees clocked in and out
via the TimeClock program.
6. The labor cost of scheduled hours can be automatically calculated via the Tools
Menu of the Scheduler.
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7. As a Close Week Process is performed in the TimeClock system, the schedule for
the closed week is also closed.
10.2. CONFIGURING THE SCHEDULER (DEFAULTS)
There are several Scheduler settings that are accessed via Preferences on the File menu
(Scheduler Main Menu => File). To set these up, walk through each of the three tabs and
determine which settings meet the needs of your organization.
10.2.1. The System Wide Tab
Time Format – you can specify the time format for the schedules and reports and how
they will be displayed.
Full time – if this option is enabled, the times will be shown in HH:MM PP, such
as 4:30 PM.
Military – if this option is enabled, the times will be shown as HH:MM, such as
16:30.
Military – if this option is enabled, the times will be shown as HHMM, such as
1630.
Decimal – if this option is enabled, the times will be shown as HH.HH, such as
16.50.
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Weeks to Schedule – the system allows you to have multiple schedule weeks open. Here
you can designate how many weeks you wish to allow to be open at a time.
Windows - Allow windows to be fully maximized – if this option is enabled, individual
schedule windows can be fully maximized to your screen. If this option is checked, and
the current window is maximized, all other windows opened will be automatically
maximized.
10.2.2. The Individual Schedule Tab
Show job code and description in grid – if enabled, both the job code and its description
will display in the grid used to display an individual’s schedule. If an employee has only
one clockable job code this can be disabled so that only the time displays.
Show shift description in grid – if this option is enabled, the description entered when
setting up the schedule will display in the grid.
10.2.3. The Miscellaneous Tab
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Auto Open the weekly overall schedule when a schedule is opened – if enabled, the
Weekly Overall Schedule will be automatically opened when a schedule is opened.
10.3. ESTABLISHING SHIFT POOLS
(Scheduler Main Menu à Tools à Edit Shift Pool)
If your business has one or more set shifts, a “shift pool” can be created for each for easy
assignment to employees (by pressing the Shift Pool button on an employee’s schedule
screen). Shift Pools can also be used to add special shifts such as Off, On Call and Open
that can be used as follows:
ü Off and On Call shifts are used to inform an employee that they will be off or on
call for the time period specified.
ü An Open shift is used to designate a period of time that is open for the employee
to clock in and out freely with no need for management approval if they are early
or late. For example, if employees come to work on Saturdays at 6:00 a.m. and
the manager does not arrive until 8:00 a.m., add an open area from 6:00 to 8:00
a.m. to allow the employees to clock in even if schedule restrictions say they
cannot.
10.3.1. To create a Shift Pool:
1. Select the Edit Shift Pool option from the Tools Menu of the Scheduler. The
Shift pool screen will display with any existing pools listed.
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2. Click on the Add button to display the Shift Pool input box.
3. Input the start and end times for the new shift in the Time In and Time Out
fields.
4. Click on the OK button to accept your input and save the shift (or Cancel to
exit without saving).
10.3.2. To edit a Shift Pool:
1. Select the Edit Shift Pool option from the Tools Menu of the Scheduler.
2. Click on the shift pool you wish to edit from the Shift Pool list then click on
the Edit button (or double click on the pool to access the edit screen). Make
required changes to the start or end time and click on the OK button to accept
your input and save the shift.
10.3.3. To delete a Shift Pool:
1. Select the Edit Shift Pool option from the Tools Menu of the Scheduler.
2. Click on the pool you wish to delete from the Shift Pool list and click on the
Delete button.
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Deleting a Shift Pool will not affect any employee schedules that were previously
established using the pool. It will no longer appear on Shift Pool lists.
3. Click on the Close button to leave the Shift Pool function.
10.4. DESIGNATING NECESSARY SHIFTS
10.4.1. Creating Necessary Shifts by Manual Input
Necessary Shifts can be established to assist the manager in ensuring staffing during a
specific period. If necessary shifts do not change from week-to-week, or change
infrequently, the list can be used in building current and future schedules.
As necessary shifts are built, users can see who is assigned to each shift and easily see if
there are any necessary shifts that are not filled.
10.4.1.1. To create a Necessary Shift:
1. Select Edit Necessary Shift from the Tools Menu of the Scheduler. The
Necessary Shifts screen will display.
2. Select the Add button and complete the four fields of the Add/Edit window
that displays. Once the fields are completed, click on the OK button to save
the shift (or Cancel to return without saving the shift).
3. If any employees are currently assigned to the specified Job Code and Shift,
their ID number and name will display in the “Current Assignment” column
of the Necessary Shifts table. If no employees have been assigned to the shift
record input, the column will display “Not assigned”.
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10.4.1.2. To edit a Necessary Shift:
1. Select Edit Necessary Shift from the Tools Menu of the Scheduler.
2. Click on the shift you wish to edit from the Necessary Shift list then click on
the Edit button and complete the four fields of the Add/Edit window that
displays.
3. Once the fields have been completed, click on the OK button to save the shift
(or Cancel to return without saving the shift).
4. If any employees are currently assigned to the edited shift record, their ID
number and name will display in the “Current Assignment” column of the
Necessary Shifts table. If no employees have been assigned to the shift record
input, the column will display “Not assigned”.
10.4.1.3. To copy a Necessary Shift(s) to another day:
1. Select Edit Necessary Shift from the Tools Menu of the Scheduler.
2. Click on the shift you wish to copy from the Necessary Shift list then click on
the Copy button.
3. Next, click on the days in the week you wish to copy the Necessary Shift to
and click on the OK button to process and save the copy (or Cancel to return
without saving the copied shifts).
4. If any employees are currently assigned to the copied shifts, their ID number
and name will display in the “Current Assignment” column of the Necessary
Shifts table on the appropriate day’s tab. If no employees have been assigned
to a shift record, the column will display “Not assigned”.
10.4.2. Building Necessary Shifts Based on Current Schedule
Necessary Shifts can be established automatically from the current schedule. This feature
is useful if you are using the scheduling system for the first time and would like to enter
the schedule manually then build necessary shifts for future use.
Building Necessary Shifts assigns all of your current employees’ schedules as being
Necessary Shifts.
10.4.2.1. To Build Necessary Shifts:
1. Select Build Necessary Shifts from the Tools Menu of the Scheduler. The
Build Necessary Shifts screen will display.
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2. Place a check mark next to each week you would like to build a necessary
shift for based on the existing schedule. The number of weeks that will
display in this list is based on the number you entered in the Weeks to
Schedule option of Scheduler Preferences (refer to section 10.2 for more
information).
3. To perform the build of necessary shifts, click on the Yes button (or No to
cancel without performing the build).
All information in the necessary shifts file for the specified period will be replaced if
this process is performed.
10.4.3. Re-Building Shift Assignments
Rebuilding Necessary Shifts cross references the Necessary Shifts that have been
created and the employees’ schedules, and those employees schedules that match the
Necessary Shifts are assigned to those Necessary Shifts.
10.4.3.1. To Rebuild Necessary Shifts
1. Select Re-build shift assignments from the Tools Menu of the Scheduler. The
Re-build Necessary Shifts screen will display.
2. Place a check mark next to each week you would like to Re-build the shifts
for. The number of weeks that will display in this list is based on the number
you entered in the Weeks to Schedule option of Scheduler Preferences (refer
to section 10.2 for more information).
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3. To perform the Re-build of Necessary Shifts, click on the Yes button (or No
to cancel without performing the Re-build).
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10.4.4. Designating Employee Availability
(Scheduler Main Menu à Tools à Edit Employee Availability)
This function of the Scheduler is used to designate certain days and times in the system
that an employee is not available to work. This assists during scheduling because an
unavailable message will display on the screen if you attempt to schedule an employee
during an unavailable time. There are two types of employee availability settings:
4. Fixed – fixed settings are used to designate which days of every week, Sunday
through Saturday, an employee is not available. If an employee cannot work
on Sundays you would block the entire day of Sunday.
5. Period – period settings are used to designate availability on a specific date. If
an employee cannot work September 5, 2002 because of a prior commitment,
you would block the entire day of September 5, 2002.
In determining if an employee is available to work on a particular day the system will
first check their “fixed” availability, then their “period” availability.
10.4.4.1. To designate availability for an employee:
1. Select the Edit Employee Availability option from the Tools Menu of the
Scheduler. The Availability Screen will display with all employees listed
down the left hand side.
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2. Select the employee from the list by clicking on them. Their current fixed
availability (weekly) will display on the right hand side of the screen.
3. Click on the Edit Fixed button to edit their availability for a day of the week.
Using the mouse, click and drag in the grid to enter times that the employee
should not be scheduled for this day.
4. Click on the Period button to edit their availability for a specific date. Select
the date of their unavailability and use the mouse to click and drag to enter
times of unavailability.
5. To save your input, click on the Close button. To exit without saving your
input, click on the Windows close button X on the top right hand side of the
Availability screen.
10.5. OPENING/CREATING A WORK SCHEDULE
Before individual employee schedules can be created for a week, a schedule for that week
must be “opened”. The open process provides a flexible way to create a schedule based
on previous weeks, shift assignments, etc.
10.5.1. To Open or Create a schedule:
1. From the Scheduler Main Menu, select File then Open Schedule. The Open
Schedule Screen with calendar will display.
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2. Use the << and >> buttons to the left and right of the month name to page
forward and backward thru the months.
3. To select a week, click on any day of that week. The New Schedule line will
update to reflect the week selected for scheduling. Click on the Open button
to proceed.
4. If a schedule does not currently exist for the selected week the Create
Schedule screen will display (if a schedule for the week already exists, it will
be opened for editing purposes).
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5. On the Create Schedule screen designate how to create the schedule by
selecting one of the following from the dropdown box under Action:
o Create schedule & shifts – a blank schedule and necessary shifts will be
created for the week.
o Empty schedule & copy shifts – a blank schedule will be created and the
necessary shifts from the date specified in the Schedule dropdown box
will be copied to the new week.
o Copy schedule & empty shifts – the schedule from the date specified in
the Schedule dropdown box will be copied to the new week and the
necessary shifts will be emptied.
o Copy schedule & shifts – the schedule and necessary shifts will be copied
to the new week from the date specified in the Schedule dropdown box.
6. Click on the OK button to create the schedule based on the settings (or Cancel
to exit the schedule creation process without performing any processing).
10.6. CREATING/EDITING EMPLOYEE SCHEDULES
Creating and/or editing an employee schedule are both performed from the View Menu
of the Scheduler Main Menu. There are three methods for creating schedules, all found
on the View Menu - Employee Schedule, Weekly Overall Schedule or Daily Overall
Schedule, as follows:
10.6.1. Creating Schedules via the Employee Schedule Function
1. Begin by selecting Employee Schedule from the View Menu. The Employee
Number box will display.
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2. Input the employee’s ID number in the Enter Individual’s Number field (or
select it from the dropdown box which displays if you click on the … button
on the field).
The individual employee’s schedule screen will display with the following data sections:
o The middle section of the screen displays the employee’s current schedule in a
two-dimensional matrix format (days of the week across the top and schedule
segments down the left hand side).
o The lower left corner of the screen displays summary information about the week
regarding regular and overtime hours scheduled.
o The lower right corner of the screen displays any Schedule Requests made by the
employee.
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Shifts can be added to an employee’s individual schedule in several ways, including:
o Manually input all information by shift/day
o Copy all info from another day or week
o Copy all info from a schedule template
o Copy all info from a previous schedule
10.6.2. To manually enter a schedule for a shift or day
1. Double-click on the first empty cell under the required day of the week (in the
schedule portion of the screen). You can either enter the data via a Shift Pool
(click on the Shift Pool button and select the pool you wish to assign) or enter
the shift in manually.
2. In the Edit Shift Window complete the Start Time, End Time and Job Code
fields (the description is optional) and enable any of the Segment Flags that
apply to this shift, as follows:
o On break/lunch after this segment – If this option is enabled, this segment
will be tied to the next segment in the schedule with a break. This will
cause multiple segments to be treated as one shift. When determining
absent and tardy the system will look at shifts and not segments. For
example, suppose you scheduled 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. –
5:00 p.m. To tie these two shifts together as if a break were taken you
would check this box in the 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. shift.
o Force Overtime #1/Overtime #2 after this segment – If this option is
enabled, overtime #1 or #2 will be forced on this segment. This is only
used for labor costing purposes in Scheduler and will not automatically be
recorded as forced to overtime when an employee clocks in for this shift,
unless the job code used forces overtime.
o Disable auto deductions for this shift – If this option is enabled, automatic
break deductions for this shift will be disabled. This is only used for labor
costing purposes in Scheduler and will not automatically be entered in the
shift when the employee clocks in.
3. Click on the OK button to save the shift and return to the employee’s schedule
screen.
You can view and assign Necessary Shifts while setting up an employee shift. To
view/assign an employee to a Necessary Shift, click on the Shifts button on the
employees shift window. To assign a necessary shift to the employee, click on it to
select it from the Necessary Shifts List displayed.
10.6.3. To copy one day’s schedule to another:
1. Select the day you will copy the schedule from by clicking on it once.
2. Click on the Copy button on the employee’s schedule screen and select Copy
Day (this places the schedule data on the clipboard).
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3. Select the cell of the employee’s schedule where you wish to copy the
selected information to. Click on the Copy button again, then selecting Paste
Day to paste the selected day to the next cell.
10.6.4. To paste from a previous schedule:
1. With the employee’s schedule screen displayed, click on the Copy button
from the box’s toolbar and select the Paste a Previous Schedule option.
2. Select the week you wish to paste the schedule from and click on the OK
button to complete the paste process.
10.6.5. Using a Schedule Template:
Templates of employee schedules can be saved and used for quick entry of required shifts
during the scheduling process. Templates are created and accessed for use via the Copy
button on the Employee Schedule screen.
10.6.5.1. To copy an existing schedule to a template:
1. Once you have created a schedule you wish to save, click on the Copy button
and select the Copy Schedule to Template option.
2. Input a name in the Template Name field and click on the Save button. It can
now be used in the future for any schedule or employee.
10.6.5.2. To copy from an existing template:
§ Click on the Copy button and select the Paste Template to Schedule option.
10.6.5.3. To delete an existing schedule template:
1. Click on the Copy button and select the Delete Schedule Templates option.
2. Select the template you wish to delete from the displayed list and click on the
OK button to delete it (or Cancel to halt the deletion process).
The Detail Button on the individual schedule screen - displays a screen with all details
about the employees schedule including shifts and cumulative regular and overtime
hours.
To ensure that multiple segments are treated as a single shift, they must be attached
with breaks.
10.6.6. Creating Schedules via the Weekly Overall Schedule
The Weekly Overall Schedule option presents the week’s schedule, by employee, with
shift detail for each day. The leftmost column of this window contains the list of
employees that are currently scheduled. Each column holds a day’s schedule for each
employee.
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1. To add a schedule for an employee while in Weekly Overall Schedule, double
click on the cell containing the day’s schedule for that employee. The
Individual Schedule screen will display for that employee and edits can be
made as described in the section above.
10.6.6.1. Weekly Overall Schedule Options
The Options Button is used to configure how information is displayed in the Weekly
Overall Schedule display.
o Individual Sort Order – select the method you wish the system to use when
sorting employees for display in the Weekly Overall Schedule.
o Display Options:
Show individuals number in the list – If this option is enabled, the Employee
ID number will display next to each employee’s name.
Show individuals classification in the list – If this option is enabled, the
employee’s classification code will display.
o Name Format – select how you want employee names to display in the
schedule.
10.6.7. Create Schedules via the Daily Overall Schedule using Necessary Shifts
The Daily Overall Schedule provides a visual representation (graph form) of daily shift
assignments (each of tab, provides a schedule for each weekday).
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There are three sections to the Daily Overall Schedule screen. The upper section
contains a grid representing the shifts scheduled (by day, per tab selected). The lower left
section of the screen contains a list of employees and the lower right contains a list of
necessary shifts that are available on the day selected (by tab).
10.6.7.1. To assign a necessary shift to an employee:
1. Select the day you want to schedule from the tabs at the top of the window.
2. Select the employee to schedule from the list at the lower left by clicking on the
employee to highlight them.
3. Assign a necessary shift to this employee (on the selected day) by double-clicking
on the necessary shift (or single-clicking the shift and pressing the Assign button).
The Options button on the Daily Overall Schedule controls display options for viewing
schedules of employees.
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Display times from/to: this option allows you to display a particular time period for
schedule viewing. For example, if your business is only open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
you may not want to display information before or after these times.
Display open shifts – If this option is enabled, open shifts will be displayed in the graph.
Display on-call shifts – If this option is enabled, on-call shifts will be displayed in the
graph.
How should shifts be displayed:
All shifts for an individual on the same line – If enabled, all shifts for a single
employee will display on one line of the graph.
One shift per line – If this option is enabled, all shifts for a single employee will
display by staggered and on multiple lines of the graph.
Colors:
Each type of shift can display in a different color. To change the color of a specific type
of shift, click on the box next to the item and select a new color from the dialog
displayed.
The Filter button allows you to control which shifts are displayed in the grid.
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1. To display all shifts that are scheduled, enable Display all shifts for selected
individuals.
2. To display only the shifts associated with selected job codes, enable Display only
shifts for the selected job codes and mark those codes you wish to include by
clicking them in the display list.
3. To select or unselect all codes, use the Mark all or Clear all buttons.
To only display necessary shifts, place a check in the box next to 'Load only necessary
shifts matching this criteria'.
10.6.8. Importing an Employee’s Schedule
(Scheduler Main Menu à File à Import Schedule Data)
The process for importing employee schedules from another system or file is identical to
that used in the TimeClock Manager (during setup of employees, job codes, etc). Please
review Section 4 for detailed instructions on performing imports.
The schedule import process is accessed from the Scheduler Main Menu à File à
Import Schedule Data. The following 15 fields are available during this mapping process
so your source file can include any or all of these fields:
Employee ID Number
Job Code
Date In
Time In
Date Out
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Flag Force Overtime 1
Flag Force Overtime 2
Flag Disable AutoDeduct
Day Offset (0-schedule period)
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Time Out
Shift Hours (in hundreds)
On Break Flag
Shift Flag (Off, On Call, Open)
Shift Description
10.7. DAY-TO-DAY MANAGEMENT OF EMPLOYEE SCHEDULES
This section provides information on other features provided by the Scheduler, including
transferring scheduled vacation time (or other job codes) to the TimeClock Manager,
receiving and viewing employee schedule requests, reporting, and exporting schedules.
10.7.1. Transferring Job Information from Scheduler to Time Records
(Scheduler Main Menu à Tools à Transfer Job Information)
The Transfer Job Information function is used to copy scheduled hours directly to an
employee’s time records in the TimeClock Manager database. This function is mainly
used to transfer scheduled vacation hours to hours worked but it can be used to transfer
any job code.
When you transfer job information it is just as if the employee clocked in and out in the
TimeClock program.
10.7.1.1. To transfer job information:
1. Select Transfer Job Information from the Tools Menu. The Transfer Job
Information screen will display.
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2. From the list at the left select each job code you would like to transfer from
the schedule to actual time records by clicking on it. Multiple job codes can
be selected by holding down your computer CTRL key as they are clicked.
3. Enter the date range to transfer in the Transfer Dates section of the screen.
Data for any period can be transferred from Scheduler to TimeClock Manager as long
as the data is after the start of the current TimeClock week (the date displayed in the
status bar in TimeClock Manager). The transfer does not care what week is open in
Scheduler. You will receive an error message if any portion of the date range is before
the current week in the TimeClock Manager.
4. Click on the Criteria button to select what employees to transfer schedule data
for.
5. Click on the Preview button to review the transfer you have defined.
6. Click on the Process button to perform the transfer, or Cancel to close the
process without performing the transfer.
10.7.2. Employee Schedule Requests
TimeClock provides a method for employees to request schedule changes either from the
On-Screen TimeClock (if this ability is enabled during its configuration) or via the
Scheduler (see section 10.7.2 of this User Guide for more information on the input of
schedule request). These requests are maintained and presented for viewing in the
Scheduler application by selecting Edit Employee Schedule Requests from the Tools
Menu.
From this function schedule change requests can be Added, Edited or Removed. The
display can be filtered by employee, day or week by pressing the View button.
Schedule Requests can also be printed in hard copy by printing the Schedule Request
Report.
10.7.3. Scheduler Reporting
(Scheduler Main Menu à Reports)
There are several standard schedule-related reports provided with the system. Most are
customizable, including the ability to change the report title and include/exclude nonessential data. In addition, the Criteria Button is available when running reports to
provide the selection/filtering of employees to be included in the report.
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Scheduler Reports are categorized into several different sections, as follows:
ü Daily Schedules
• Daily Job Code Schedule
• Daily Schedule
• Daily Visual Schedule
ü Other Reports
• Estimated Scheduled Wages
• Job Code Detail Report
• Necessary Shifts
• Necessary Shifts with Assignments
• Schedule Requests
• Time Coverage Report
ü Individual Schedules
• Individual Schedules
ü Weekly Schedules
• Weekly Schedules
For more information on printing reports see Section 9.5 of this User Guide.
Click on the Criteria button to designate which employee(s) to include in a report.
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10.7.4. Exporting Schedules
(Scheduler Main Menu à File à Export Schedule Data)
Schedules can be exported from the Scheduler for use in other applicatio ns. The Export
Schedule Data process produces a file containing fields of data for each employee record.
This export can be produced in an ASCII text file or comma delimited format. Layouts
for the standard schedule export file are as follows:
Employee ID Number
Export Code
Full Name
First Name
Last Name
SSN
Classification
Job Code
Job Code (Export As)
Date In
Time In
Date Out
Time Out
Shift Hours (hundredths)
Rate of Pay
On Break Flag
Shift Hours (minutes)
Time In
Time Out
Flag Force OT1
Flag Force OT2
Flag Disable Auto Deduct
Break Length
Day Offset (0-Schedule Period)
Shift Flag (Off, On Call, Open)
Shift Description
For more information on the exporting process see Section 9.6 of this User Guide.
10.8. OTHER FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SCHEDULER
10.8.1. Calculating Labor Cost based on Schedules
(Scheduler Main Menu à Tools à Calculate Scheduled Labor Cost)
This function provides an hour-by-hour breakdown of labor costs, for a specified period,
based on schedules within the system and hourly rates for employees. It allows you to
enter estimated sales on an hourly or weekly basis to generate an estimated labor cost
percentage as well.
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For more information on the Labor Cost function, see Section 9.9 of this user guide.
10.8.2. Deleting Past Schedules
(Scheduler Main Menu à Tools à Delete Past Schedules)
This function is provided to enable the user to delete any schedules that are no longer
needed. Schedules should only be deleted if they are no longer necessary for absent/tardy
monitoring, managing employees to schedule and/or reporting purposes.
No schedules that are currently open will be displayed on the Delete Past Schedules
screen.
10.8.2.1. To delete schedules from the system:
1. Select the Delete Past Schedules option from the Tool Menu. The following
screen will display.
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2. Select the schedule(s) you wish to delete by placing a check mark in the box
to its left. Multiple schedules can be selected.
3. Click on the Delete button to perform the deletion (or Cancel to exit without
performing the deletion).
By selecting a parent item (with a minus sign in the box to its left), all schedules
underneath it will be selected. For example, to select all schedules for 2001, click on
the box to the left of 2000.
10.8.3. Re-Indexing Data Files
(Scheduler Main Menu à Tools à Re-index data files)
Indexes are used throughout the TimeClock system to provide quick and accurate access
to data when any processes are performed. From time to time these indexes may be out
of order and negatively affect the performance of your system. Indexes can also be
corrupted due to a loss of power or network problems during the use of the TimeClock
system. A Re- index of your data files should be performed if you believe that system
performance is slowing or if database errors are occurring.
1. To perform a data file re- index, from the Scheduler Main Menu, select Tools
then Re- index data files. The following screen will display.
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2. Note that all data files are checked to be included in the re- indexing and this is
recommended. You can select only specific data files by de-selecting those
you do not wish to re-index.
3. Click on the Process button to perform the re- index.
4. Once the re- index is complete, click on the Cancel button to return to the main
menu.
10.8.4. Optimizing Data Files
(Scheduler Main Menu à Tools à Optimize Data Files)
When information is “deleted” from database files it is not really deleted. It is marked so
as to be ignored by future operations. This approach is taken for efficiency and speed
when using the system. On systems with a lot of activity, the database files can become
very large, resulting in a slowdown for the TimeClock system. To actually delete the
data, you must optimize the data files. During the optimization process, all databases are
searched and data previously marked for deletion is purged from the system.
Only perform the Optimize Data Files process when TimeClock use is at a minimum.
It is highly recommended that you perform a backup of your system before the
optimization process.
1. To optimize your data files, from the Scheduler Main Menu, select Tools then
Optimize Data Files. The following Optimize Schedule screen will display.
2. Enable any or all of the three options on the Optimize Schedule screen based
on your operations.
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3. Click on the Process button to perform the optimization (or Preview to review
your settings, or Cancel to exit without performing the optimization).
SECTION XI: THE JOB COSTING MODULE (Optional)
The Job Costing Module is optional. If the module is not installed, all options related to
the Job Costing Module will not be available.
The Job Costing Module is designed to provide up to three additional levels of
assignment during clocking operations (not all 3 levels are required). These additional
levels support the requirements of typical Cost Accounting, Project Tracking and Job
Costing systems. In the basic TimeClock system, employee time is captured by
employee ID number and Job Code (representing a department or task); however, with
the addition of up to three levels of “cost codes” this time can be assigned to related items
such as Job Ticket by Project ID by Customer.
11. Job Costing
11.1. Basic Concepts of the Module
1. Job Costing is enabled on a per employee basis. You enable Job Costing by
checking the option ‘Enable job costing for this individual’ on the Employee
Info tab.
2. Cost Codes are assigned to individual Job Codes. As employees clock in to a
job code for which job costing is required, they will be prompted to enter a
Cost Code .
Example: A Job Code of “Administration” would most likely not require
a Cost Code, while “Assembly” might require that the employee indicate
the Line number they are assigned to, a Product ID, and/or a Customer ID.
3. There is no limit to the number of Cost Codes in the system. They are
assigned to individual Job Codes (not employees) thus are available to the
company as a whole.
4. While three levels are provided with each Cost Code, you are not required to
use all three levels. Your Master Cost Code List can include a mix of cost
codes ranging from one to three levels.
Example: For the Cost Code “Machine number 12” you may not need to
track any other levels, an employee’s time would be tracked by Employee
ID number, Job Code of “Stamping” and Cost Code of “Machine number
12”. An example of two levels might be when an employee clocks into
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the “Welding” Job Code they must track by Job Ticket number and
Customer ID number.
5. Cost Code “Groups” can be established that allow you to make certain cost
codes only available to certain job codes, or to only available to certain
employees.
11.2. Installing the Job Costing Module
The Job Costing Module must also be installed and enabled with a valid activation key in
order to be available for your use. This section briefly describes the steps that should be
followed for installing the module. For step-by-step instructions on installing a module,
refer to section 2.5.
1. Download the Job Costing module via AutoUpdate or add it manually through
Module Manager.
2. Enable the Job Costing module in the Module Manager.
11.3. Initial Setup for Job Costing
To prepare the TimeClock Plus for Job Costing, the following items are should be
completed but all are not required:
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Configuring TimeClock defaults related to Job Costing
Status Types
Miscellaneous Checked Fields
Cost Code Levels - labels for each of the 3 levels
Rule for determination individual restriction by Cost Code Group
Setup of the initial Master Cost Code List
Groups
Individual Cost Codes with Group Assignment
Designating which Job Codes will require Cost Codes during clock in and which
Cost Code Group a Job Code belongs to
10. Activating Job Costing for relevant employees
These settings are all addressed in this section of the User Guide.
11.3.1. Configuring TimeClock Plus Defaults for Job Costing
(TimeClock Main Menu à Configuration à Preferences à Defaults à System Wide
Settings à Job Costing)
This section provides instruction on the setup of system-wide defaults related to Job
Costing. These defaults not only address the definition of optional fields but also the rule
for using Cost Code Groups to restrict clock in by employee. Complete this screen as
follows:
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1. From the TimeClock Manager Main Menu, select Configuration, Preferences,
Defaults, then under the System Wide Setting section, select Job Costing.
The Job Costing screen will display and should be completed as follows;
Job Costing Status Types (OPTIONAL) – Status labels can be assigned on an
individual level to a Cost Code. Status labels allow you to specify various
levels that a project may be at. For example, you may have status levels to
specify completion levels such as Planning, Ground Breaking, In Progress,
Near Completion, Cleanup, and Complete.
Miscellaneous Fields (OPTIONAL) – Up to four additional check boxes can
be defined for use with the Cost Code (these fields display at the bottom of the
Info tab for each Cost Code). These check boxes can be included in the
Import\Export of data from the Job costing system.
Cost Code Levels – The three available levels of cost codes can be renamed to
better reflect their usage (default is Cost Level 1, Cost Level 2, Cost Level 3).
To rename any or all of the three levels, input to these three boxes.
Cost Code Groups – Cost Code Groups can be used to manage which cost
codes are available to each job code, or to each employee.
You can assign a Cost Code Group to a Job Code, and only those Cost
Codes defined in that Cost Code Group are accessible by that Job Code.
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You can also assign a Cost Code Group to an employee, and only those
Cost Codes defined in that Cost Code Group are accessible by that
employee.
When you have overlapping Cost Code Group definitions, for example, a
Job Code has access to Cost Code Group A and an employee has access to
Cost Code Group B. Does the employee have access to both Cost Code
Group A and B, or neither? This is why you have to define how you would
like the Cost Code Groups to be handled, either by Intersection or Union.
Intersection – if this option is enabled, for access to be granted to a Cost
Code, that Cost Code must be in both Cost Code Groups (Cost Code
Groups assigned to a Job Code and to the employee).
For example, if I had an employee and they were using a Job Code that
was assigned Cost Code Group A, and the employee was assigned Cost
Code Group B, they would not be able to use a specific Cost Code unless
that Cost Code was defined as available in both of the Cost Code Groups.
Union – if this option is enabled, for access to be granted to a Cost Code,
that Cost Code must be in at least one group.
Following our same example as above, for the employee to have access to
a specific Cost Code, the Cost Code would only have to be defined in
either Cost Code Group A or Cost Code Group B, but it does not have to
be defined in both Cost Code Groups A and B.
If a cost code group is not assigned to a job code or employee, it implies that they have
access to all cost codes, so if you are set to use a union, it would give them access to all
cost codes.
2. To save your input, click on the OK button (or Cancel to exit with saving your
settings).
11.3.2. The Master Cost Code List
Cost Codes are established and maintained in a Master Cost Code list, accessed from the
TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Configuration à Master Cost Code List à Edit
codes. They can either be manually input or imported from a file (for instruction on
importing the master cost code list see Section 4.7 of this manual).
11.3.2.1. To manually enter Cost Codes:
From the TimeClock Manager Main Menu, select Configuration, Master Cost Code
List à Edit codes. The Master Cost Code List screen will display.
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The Master Cost Code List can be displayed in either a List or Tree Mode by enabling
the appropriate display setting on the top of the screen. If you use multiple levels for
cost codes, the tree display is the fastest and most efficient method for displaying the
codes.
11.3.2.2. To Add a New Cost Code:
Click on the Add button on the Master Cost Code List screen. The Add Cost Code
Screen will display with three tabs. Complete these tabs as follows:
All Cost Codes require a minimum of one level be designated; Levels 2 and 3 are
optional.
11.3.3. The Info Tab
The Info Tab is used to define a Cost Code (from 1 to 3 levels).
1. Input the cost code label for any or all levels of the Cost Code, per your
requirements (beginning with Level 1)
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When printing reports, subtotals can be obtained for each of the three cost code levels,
and in total.
2. Input a Description for the multi- level cost code in the Description input field.
3. When performing a Pay Period Export in TimeClock, the label in this Exports
As field is provided (rather than all three levels of the cost code). Therefore, if
you will be exporting data from TimeClock into another system for analysis of
job costs, etc. the Exports As field must reflect the code used in other systems for
this project, etc.
4. Date Added – this is the date the Cost Code was created for use in the system.
5. Status – OPTIONAL - this field is used to represent the user-defined statuses
available for project tracking (for example, “Open”, “In Progress”, “Closed”, “On
Hold”, etc.). These statuses are setup in TimeClock Defaults (explained in the
previous section of this guide).
6. Cost Code is Currently Active – if this option is enabled, employees will have
access to this Cost Code during clocking operations.
7. Billable – OPTIONAL – if this option is enabled, it designates this is a billable
cost code. This option is used by some payroll exports.
8. Custom 1,2,3 and 4 – OPTIONAL – these four check boxes are provided to allow
additional user-defined settings for each job code (for example, labels such as
“non-billable ”, “billable”, “interdepartmental”, etc. could be given to these items
and then enabled on Cost Codes as applicable. These options are setup in
TimeClock Defaults as described in the next section of this guide.
9. To save a Cost Code click on the OK button (or Cancel to exit with saving).
11.3.4. The Notes Tab
The Notes Tab is a general use text field for capturing notes specific to a cost code. The
Notes tab is limited to 2048 characters. This tab is optional but can be used to specify
specific information about the Cost Code.
11.3.5. The Group Membership Tab
The Group Membership tab presents which Cost Code Group(s) this particular Cost Code
is a member of. These assignments can either be accomplished on this tab (by checking
the appropriate Cost Code Group ID from the list) or via the Cost Code Group definition
process.
For Cost Code Groups to show in the Group Membership tab, the Cost Code Groups
must be setup. Setting up Cost Code Groups will be covered in the next section.
11.3.6. Setting Up Cost Code Groups
As mentioned before, Cost Code Groups allow you to only allow certain Cost Codes to
be accessed by certain Job Codes by assigning a Cost Code Group to each Job Code. You
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can also allow specific access to certain Cost Codes by the employee by assigning a Cost
Code Group to the employee.
11.3.6.1. To set up Cost Code Groups:
1. Open the Cost Code Groups section by going to TimeClock Manager,
Configuration, Master Cost Code List, and edit groups.
2. At the Cost Code Groups screen, click on Add.
3. Enter a description for this Cost Code Group in the ‘Group’ field.
4. Enable the Cost Codes that you want to be available with this Cost Code
Group by putting a check mark in ‘Include?’ column or by selecting them and
then clicking on the ‘Add Selected’ button. If you want to disable any Cost
Codes from this Cost Code Group, you either remove the check mark in the
‘Include?’ column or select the Cost Code and click on the ‘Remove Selected’
button.
5. Click on the OK button to save the configuration.
You can select multiple Cost Codes to include in the group by selecting the first Cost
Code and then holding the Shift or Ctrl key down and selecting a group of Cost Codes.
6. Once you have the Cost Code Group added, you can then edit the Cost Code
Group by selecting the Cost Code Group and then clicking on the edit button.
7. Once you have the Cost Code Group defined, you will need to assign it to a
Job Code, employee, or both.
11.3.6.2. To assign a Cost Code Group to a job code:
1. Edit a job code by going to Configuration, Master Job Code List in
TimeClock Manager. Select (highlight) a job code and click on the edit
button.
2. You assign the Cost Code Group to a job code by setting the ‘Cost code
group’ option. When you specify the Cost Code Group, that job code will only
be able to access the cost codes that are defined in that specific Cost Code
Group.
3. To save the changes, click on the OK button.
11.3.6.3. To assign a Cost Code Group to an employee:
1. Edit an employee by going to Employee, Add/Edit in TimeClock Manager.
Select the employee you would like to edit and go to the Jobs tab.
2. On the Jobs tab, there is the ‘Cost Group’, option. You specify the Cost Code
Group you want assigned to this employee by selecting it from the drop down
list for the ‘Cost Group’ option. Once you assign a Cost Code Group to an
employee, that employee will only have access to those cost codes defined for
that Cost Code Group.
3. To save the changes for this employee, click on the Save button.
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If you assign a Cost Code Group to both the employee and a job code, be sure to take
into consideration the Intersection and Union options in the Job Costing defaults.
11.3.7. Designating which Job Codes Require Cost Code Input
As previously mentioned, Cost Codes are captured at the time a Job Code is entered or
changed to enable tracking of time by up to three additional levels of detail. To instruct
TimeClock when to prompt for a Cost Code, each Job Code that will be utilized in Job
Costing must be set to require a Cost Code.
1. From the TimeClock Manager Main Menu, select Configuration, Master Job
Code List. The Master Job Code List will display.
2. From the Master Job Code List, select the Job Code you wish to enable Job
Costing for by double clicking it (or selecting it and pressing Edit). The Edit
Job Code Screen will display with six tabs of information about this job
code.
3. On the Information tab, enable the item labeled Require Entry of Cost Code
when using this Job Code by clicking on it.
4. Click on the OK button to save (or Cancel to exit with saving your change).
5. Repeat this process for every Job Code that will be utilized in Job Costing.
11.3.8. Activating Job Costing for Employees
All employees who will participate in Job Costing (capturing their time by a job code and
cost code) must have the Job Costing designation enabled on their Info tab. To complete
this for each employees:
1. From the TimeClock Manager Main Menu select Employee then Add/Edit.
2. From the employee list on the left hand side of the screen, select the employee
you need to active Job Costing for by double-clicking their name/ID number.
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3. On the employees Info tab, enable the check box labeled ‘Enable job costing
for this individual’.
4. Repeat this process for every employee who will participate in Job Costing.
This can also be enabled for a group of employees who were all setup via Templates,
with common characteristics. You can also enable the option via global modification
under the Employee menu. See section 3.3 for more information on the use of
Templates in setup of employees.
11.3.9. Setting the On-Screen TimeClock to capture Cost Codes
These settings are only required if the On-Screen TimeClock is being used for
collecting punches.
Once the Job Costing Module is installed, an additional tab will appear on the On-Screen
TimeClock Configuration Menu. This tab provides four settings related to how Cost
Codes are captured during clocking operations at the On-Screen TimeClock.
1. Open up the Onscreen TimeClock (either from the Windows Start Menu or from
the TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Launch à On-Screen TimeClock).
2. Right click on the title bar of the On-Screen TimeClock and select Configure
Settings.
3. Select the On-Screen TimeClock Configuration for which you will activate Job
Costing for the list of configuration classes.
4. Enable the settings found on the Job Costing tab per your operational
requirements:
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Ask for Job Code when changing cost codes – If enabled, the system will
ask for a new job code when changing to a new cost code.
Ask for Cost Code when changing job codes – If enabled, the system will
ask for a cost code when changing to a new job code.
Display cost codes in a tree (as opposed to a list) – If this option is
enabled, the system will display cost codes in a tree rather than list form.
This option is useful if using multiple level cost codes. List mode is
recommended for single-level cost codes.
Cost Code Scanning – this section of the screen should be completed if
cost codes will be scanned via a card reader attached to each clocking
station PC. Enable ONE of these items to instruct the reader how to
determine the Cost Code from the item being scanned:
Use the code as scanned – enable this item if there is not more than
one cost code level on the item being scanned.
Use the code as scanned and assume level divider is: - enable this
item if multiple cost code levels are included on the scanned item
and each code is not a fixed length. Each cost code must be
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divided by a specific character and this character should be input in
this line item input box.
Separate the scanned code into three levels – enable this item if
multiple cost code levels are included on the scanned item and they
are each a fixed length. For each of the three levels, enter the start
position and its associated length.
11.4. DAY-TO-DAY MANAGEMENT OF JOB COSTING SETTINGS
11.4.1. Editing Cost Codes
As previously mentioned, the TimeClock system does not limit the number of Cost Codes
that can be used. Throughout the lifecyc le of a project you may need to edit its settings
(such as Status, Billable status, etc). In addition, as Projects are completed or closed,
they will need to be inactivated and/or replaced with new Cost Codes. All this is
accomplished via the Master Cost Code List.
11.4.1.1. To Edit a Cost Code:
1. From the TimeClock Manager Main Menu select Configuration then Master Cost
Code List.
2. Select the Cost Code you wish to edit by double-clicking on it (or single-clicking
then pressing Edit).
3. On the Edit Cost Code screen, a Cost Code’s Status can be changed by selecting a
new status from the field’s dropdown box.
4. In addition, a Cost Code can be inactivated by disabling the Cost Code is
Currently Active setting.
It is recommended that cost codes be deactivated instead of deleted if they have been
previously used.
5. To save your changes, click on the OK button (or Cancel to exit with saving
changes).
11.4.2. Job Cost Reporting
The Job Costing Module provides additional reports which are also accessed and run
from the TimeClock Manager Main Menu (via Reports then Pay Period). The Criteria
button is available when running these reports and they can all be customized via the
Settings and/or Options button found when you double-click on a report.
The additional reports are as follows:
1. Cost Code Summary
2. Cost Code Summary (by individual)
3. Individual Cost Summary
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4. Individual Costing Detail
11.4.3. Exporting the Master Cost Code List
TimeClock Plus provides the ability to export a list of Cost Codes and their settings from
the system. To export cost code information to a file:
1. Select “Cost Codes” from the Export Menu.
2. You can produce an export using a previously saved Export Layout by
pressing the Load button and selecting the layout from the available list.
3. Fields that can be included in the export file appear in the Available Fields
section of the screen.
4. To include a field in the export, double-click it in the Available Fields list. It
will appear in the Export Layout section if successfully added to the export.
Once a field is entered into the Export Layout you can adjust the formatting by double
clicking on it. You can then modify its width and justification.
5. To delete a field from the Export Layout, place the cursor in front of the field
and click on the Delete key on your keyboard.
6. To save a new Export Layout format, click on the Save button and input the
name of the Export Layout file, including file location.
7. Using the Criteria button on the bottom of the Export Raw Employee
Information screen, designate which employees to include in the report.
8. To begin the Export process, click on the Process button (or the Cancel button
to exit the screen without producing an export file).
To exit the Cost Code Export, click on the Cancel button on the screen.
SECTION XII: DAY-TO-DAY USE OF THE
REMOTE DATA TERMINALS (RDTs)
This section provides instruction on the day-to-day use of a Remote Data Terminal
(RDT). Using an RDT, employees can clock in/out via a remote TimeClock device
rather than via a PC using the On-Screen TimeClock.
The purpose of an RDT is to collect punches and communicate those back to the
TimeClock Plus application. They can also be configured to allow employees to perform
timekeeping related functions such as view their hours worked, view their schedule, etc.
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12. BASIC RDT AND BADGE DIAGNOSTICS
12.1.1. Badge Test
(For badge-reader equipped RDTs)
If your RDT is configured with a badge reader (barcode/magnetic/proximity), you can
perform the following process to test badges and determine what is encoded on them.
This test can only be performed if the option “Allow badge test with 00” is enabled for
the RDT’s port in WinRemote (on the Terminal tab). See Section 8.4.3 of this guide
for more info.
1. When the RDT is active and displaying the Main Menu, press its ‘0’ (zero) button
twice.
2. Swipe a badge through the badge reader and its code will display on the RDT
screen.
3. Press any RDT key to return to its Main Menu.
4. Repeat the swipe as needed, or click on the RDT ESC key to end the badge test.
12.1.2. RDT Port Diagnostics
This process allows you to determine what port an RDT is connected to and how long it
has been operating.
This test can only be performed if the option ‘Allow ID terminal with 11” is enabled for
the RDT’s port in WinRemote (on the Terminal tab). See Section 8.4.3 of this guide
for more info.
1. When the RDT is active and displaying the Main Menu, click on the ‘1’ button
twice.
2. The RDT’s port ID and uptime will display on the RDT screen.
3. Press any RDT key to return to its Main Menu.
12.1.3. WinRemote Activity Log
WinRemote keeps an Activity Log to let you view recent transactions on each RDT. The
log includes a summary record for each successful transaction.
To view the activity log:
1. Launch WinRemote by going to the Windows Start menu, programs, TimeClock
Plus 5.0, and clicking on WinRemote.
2. Select the RDT port you wish to view an Activity Log for, by clicking it to
highlight it.
3. Click on the Activity button.
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4. Click on the Clear button if you want to clear the log.
5. Click on the OK button to return to the WinRemote screen.
12.2. DAY-TO-DAY CLOCKING OPERATIONS AT THE RDT
This section provides instructions on clocking operations and is a useful tool for
employees when just learning how to use the TimeClock system.
12.2.1. Clocking In at the RDT:
1. Press the RDT’s Clock In button.
2. Enter your employee identification (either by keying it from the keyboard and
pressing the Enter key, swiping your badge, or placing your finger/hand on the
screen for recognition).
3. Check the screen to ensure your name appears and if prompted, press the Yes key
to accept (or No to stop the clock- in operation).
4. If you can clock in under multiple job codes, enter the job code for this shift and
press the Enter key. If you do not know the job code, press the RDT’s . (period)
key to view a list of your available job codes.
5. If you use multiple cost codes, punch in the cost code to begin collecting your
time for (if it is numeric) or press the Clock In and Clock Out keys to cycle
through a list of cost codes available to you.
6. If a Management Message displays, read it then press any key on the RDT to
proceed.
7. If a Personal Message for you displays, read it then press the Yes key (or No key
if you want the same message to appear next time you perform an operation at the
RDT).
8. A brief message may display to tell you the clocking operation has been
successful (depending on how your system was set up).
12.2.2. Clocking Out at the RDT:
1. Press the RDT’s Clock Out button.
2. Enter your employee identification (either by keying it from the keyboard and
pressing the Enter key, swiping your badge, or placing your finger/hand on the
screen for recognition).
3. Verify your employee ID if prompted.
4. If a message was sent, the message will appear at this point. You should press the
Yes/Enter key to continue after you have read the message.
5. A brief message may display to tell you the clocking operation has been
successful (depending on how your system was set up).
12.2.3. Clocking Out on Break from the RDT:
1. Press the RDT’s Break button.
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2. Enter your employee ident ification (either by keying it from the keyboard and
pressing the Enter key, swiping your badge, or placing your finger/hand on the
screen for recognition).
3. Verify your employee ID if prompted.
4. If the job code you were clocked in under requires you to enter a tracked field
such as pieces or tips, enter that as prompted then press the Enter key.
5. If a message was sent, the message will appear at this point. You should press the
Yes/Enter key to continue after you have read the message.
6. A brief message may display to tell you the clocking operation has been
successful (depending on how your system was set up).
12.2.4. Changing a Job Code from the RDT:
1. Press the RDT’s Job Code button.
2. Enter your employee identification (either by keying it from the keyboard and
pressing the Enter key, swiping your badge, or placing your finger/hand on the
screen for recognition).
3. Verify your employee ID if prompted.
4. If the job code you were clocked in under requires you to enter a tracked field
such as pieces or tips, enter that as prompted and then press the Enter key.
5. Enter the new job code and press the Enter key. If you do not know the job code,
press the RDT’s . (period) key to view a list of your available job codes.
6. If you use multiple cost codes, enter the cost code or press the Clock In and
Clock Out keys to cycle through a list of cost codes available to you.
7. If a message was sent, the message will appear at this point. You should press the
Yes/Enter key to continue after you have read the message.
8. A brief message may display to tell you the clocking operation has been
successful (depending on how your system was set up).
12.2.5. Changing a Cost Code from the RDT:
1. Press the RDT’s Job Cost button.
2. Enter your employee identification (either by keying it from the keyboard and
pressing the Enter key, swiping your badge, or placing your finger/hand on the
screen for recognition).
3. Verify your employee ID if prompted.
4. Enter the new cost code or press the Clock In and Clock Out keys to cycle
through a list of cost codes available to you.
5. If a message was sent, the message will appear at this point. You should press the
Yes/Enter key to continue after you have read the message.
6. A brief message may display to tell you the clocking operation has been
successful (depending on how your system was set up).
12.2.6. Checking Hours Worked from the RDT:
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In order for employees to be able to check their hours worked for the current shift and
current week, this option must be enabled in Defaults for the TimeClock Manager
(TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Configuration à Preferences à Defaults à
TimeClock Tab).
1. Press the RDT’s Clock In or Clock Out button.
2. Enter your employee identification (either by keying it from the keyboard and
pressing the Enter key, swiping your badge, or placing your finger/hand on the
screen for recognition).
3. When your name is displayed on the screen with the Yes/No confirmation, press
the ‘0’ (zero) key on the RDT keypad.
4. Once hours have been viewed, press the No/Esc key to return the RDT to its main
screen.
12.2.7. Viewing Last Punch from the RDT:
In order for employees to be able to view their last punch from the RDT, this option
must be enabled in Defaults for the TimeClock Manager (TimeClock Manager Main
Menu à Configuration à Preferences à Defaults à TimeClock Tab).
1. Press the RDT’s Clock In or Clock Out button.
2. Enter your employee identification (either by keying it from the keyboard and
pressing the Enter key, swiping your badge, or placing your finger/hand on the
screen for recognition).
3. When your name is displayed on the screen with the Yes/No confirmation, press
the 8 (eight) key on the RDT keypad.
4. Once the last punch has been viewed, press the No/Esc key to return the RDT to
its main screen.
12.2.8. Viewing a Schedule from the RDT:
In order for employees to be able to view their current schedule, this option must be
enabled in Defaults for the TimeClock Manager (TimeClock Manager Main Menu à
Configuration à Preferences à Defaults, TimeClock Tab) and schedules must be
created. Refer to section 10 for creating schedules.
1. Press the RDT’s Clock In or Clock Out button.
2. Enter your employee identification (either by keying it from the keyboard and
pressing the Enter key, swiping your badge, or placing your finger/hand on the
screen for recognition).
3. When your name is displayed on the screen with the Yes/No confirmation, press
the. (period) key on the RDT keypad.
4. When prompted, key in either 1 to view this week or 2 to view next week’s
schedule.
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5. Press the Yes/Enter key to cycle through the schedule or press the No/Esc key to
return the RDT to its main screen.
12.2.9. Viewing Accruals from the RDT:
When viewing accruals, the totals will be the totals updated when the last week was
closed. The amount accrued\taken for the current week will not be reflected until the
current week is closed out.
1. Press the RDT’s Clock In or Clock Out button.
2. Enter your employee identification (either by keying it from the keyboard and
pressing the Enter key, swiping your badge, or placing your finger/hand on the
screen for recognition).
3. When your name is displayed on the screen with the Yes/No confirmation, press
the ‘1’ key on the RDT keypad.
4. When prompted if you want to view accruals, press the Enter key.
5. Your accrual total will be displayed. If you have more than one accrual amount,
you may cycle through them by pressing the Enter key. Press the No/Esc key to
return the RDT to its main menu.
12.2.10. Editing Hours from the RDT:
TimeClock Plus has the ability to allow users to edit employee hours from the RDT.
This option must be enabled from the TimeClock Defaults screen AND the user who
will be performing the edits must be added to the TimeClock User List and granted
access to this feature.
12.2.10.1. To Add Clock In or Edit Clock Out:
1. Press the RDT’s 6 (six) key.
2. Press the RDT’s Clock In or Clock Out key to select your user ID.
3. Enter your RDT password and press the Enter key.
4. Enter the Employee number you wish to add or edit a record for and press the
Enter key.
5. Select Option 1.
6. Use the RDT’s . (period) and Enter keys to scroll to the number you wish to
change.
7. Press the Enter key.
8. Enter the Job Code and press Enter.
9. Enter the Cost Code and press Enter.
10. Press the No/Esc key to exit the Edit mode.
12.2.10.2. To Add Hours:
1. Press the RDT’s 6 (six) key.
2. Press the RDT’s Clock In or Clock Out key to select your user ID.
3. Enter your RDT password and press the Enter key.
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4. Enter the Employee number you wish to add or edit a record for and press the
Enter key.
5. Select Option 2, Add Hours.
6. Use the RDT’s . (period) and Enter keys to scroll to the number you wish to
change.
7. Press the Enter key.
8. Enter the Job Code and press Enter.
9. Enter the Cost Code and press Enter.
10. Press the No/Esc key to exit the Edit mode.
12.2.10.3. To Edit a Shift:
1. Press the RDT’s 6 (six) key.
2. Press the RDT’s Clock In or Clock Out key to select your user ID.
3. Enter your RDT password and press the Enter key.
4. Enter the Employee number you wish to add or edit a record for and press the
Enter key.
5. Select Option 3, Edit Shift.
6. Use the RDT’s . (period) and Enter keys to scroll to the number you wish to
change.
7. Press the Enter key.
8. Enter the Job Code and press Enter.
9. Enter the Cost Code and press Enter.
10. Press the No/Esc key to exit the Edit mode.
QUICK START – NEXT STEP:
With the software loaded and RDTs connected, it is now time to configure
the TIMECLOCK PLUS application and add employees so you can start
collecting punches! Proceed to Section 3 – Initial Setup of the TimeClock
Plus Manager.
SECTION XIII: TIMECLOCK SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL
(Optional)
The Shift Differential feature is an additional module and must first be installed before
you can configure any its options.
13. Shift Differential
The Shift Differential application gives TimeClock Plus the ability to process shift
differential. The application can be configured to handle simple differential such as
paying shift premiums, automatically pay a higher rate of pay and also switch the
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individual to a different job code at a specified time of day. The differential processing is
not considered to be real-time because it is processed after the shift is complete. For
example, if you configure the application to consider 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM as the first
shift and 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM as the second shift, an individual that works from 8:00
AM to 4:00 PM will end up with two shifts. The first from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM and the
second from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This split takes place only after the shift is complete (a
clock out time is entered) and the shift is processed. The shift is processed only after the
employee has clocked out and the shift ended. The Shift Monitor runs in the system tray
or as a service and processes differential based on the shifts that you have set up at the
times you schedule to process (the processing times are setup in Manager Defaults).
When closing the current week from TimeClock Manager, make sure that all
processing of shift differentials are complete. For example, if shift differentials are
processed at 12:00am every night and the last day of your current week comes up. You
should not close that week out on the last day, because the shifts on that day won’t be
processed until 12:00 that night. It is recommended that you wait a day or two so that
you are sure that the shift differential process is complete before closing the current
week.
13.1. Installing Shift Differential
The Shift Differential can be installed and configured in these basic steps:
1. Download the module through AutoUpdate or add it through Module Manager
(refer to section 2.5 for detailed instructions on downloading and installing the
module).
2. Enable/Activate the module through Module Manager.
3. Configure Shift Definitions.
4. Configure Job Adjustments (if any).
5. Specify the processing time.
6. Run Shift Monitor to process shifts.
13.2. Configuring Shift Differential
Shift Differential settings are configured in TimeClock Manager. To access the Shift
Differential Definitions:
For the ‘Shift Definitions’ option to be available in TimeClock Manager, the Shift
Differential Module must be loaded and enabled for the specific company in Module
Manager.
1. Click on the Configuration menu in TimeClock Manager.
2. Choose the Shift Definitions option from the Configuration Menu.
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Shift Definitions are the various shift segments that make up a 24-hour day. They
define the different times that you pay the shift premiums. For example, a shift
definition for Nursing 1 can be setup as 8AM – 12PM (Shift 1), 12PM – 5PM (Shift 2),
5PM – 12AM (Shift 3), and 12AM – 8 AM (Shift 4). You can define Shift 1 to receive
no premium. Shift 2 receives .50 cents more per hour, Shift 3 receives .75 cents more
per hour and Shift 4 receives 1.00 dollar more per hour. The times must be
consecutive.
There are four main functions that can be performed from this window.
13.2.1. To Add a Shift Definition
You can define an unlimited number of Shift Definitions per company.
Add – the Add button allows a new shift definition to be added.
1. Give this shift definition a name by typing it into the Name field. For
example, Nursing 1.
2. Click on the Add button. This brings up an Edit Slot window. This window
is used to create each individual shift in the shift definition.
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3. In the Edit Slot window, designate the shift number.
4. Designate the shift start and shift end times. Any number between 1-8 shifts
can be used per 24-hour period. The shift definition must total to a 24 hour
period and consecutive shifts must start at consecutive times… for example, if
there are 2 working shifts, one from 6 AM – 2 PM, and the other from 2 PM –
10 PM, a third shift would have to be added into the shift definition from 10
PM – 6 AM, therefore completing a 24 hour period.
5. If desired, designate before and after shift grace periods. A grace period is an
amount of time an individual is allowed to arrive before this shift or leave
after this shift and have the time worked still be considered part of this shift.
For example, if a shift runs from 9 AM - 5 PM, and the before shift grace
period is set to 10 minutes, then an employee could clock in at 8:56 AM and
any shift premiums or rate multipliers would still apply to the 4 minutes prior
to 9 AM. This prevents the addition of a 4- minute shift from 8:56 AM to 9:00
AM.
6. If desired, check the Tie this shift together with the next shift segment box.
This box will force this shift to be connected to the next shift with a break
bracket. If shifts are tied together it will ensure that all time calculated for the
shift will be placed on the day the shift started.
7. Configure Rate Settings for this shift. Rate Settings are described in the next
section.
8. Complete these steps for all shifts in this shift definition set.
13.2.2. Setting Rate Settings
To set the Rate Settings:
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1. Select (highlight) the Shift Definition that you want to configure the Rate
Settings for and click on the Edit button to edit the selected Shift Definition.
2. Select the specific shift that you want to configure the Rate Settings for and
click on the Edit button.
3. Click on the Rate Settings button to enter the Rate Adjustment Settings. This
is where you will specify the settings for all days or for each day.
13.2.2.1. Adjustment Criterion
All days share same rate calculation – if this option is enabled, all days will
share the same rate calculations specified under the ‘Settings for all days’
section.
Each day has independent rate calculation – if this option is enabled, each
day can have its own rate calculation specified under the Settings for day
section.
To set the rate calculation for a specific day, enable the option ‘Each day has
independent rate calculation’. Once you enable that, click on the day that you would
like to configure the rate calculation for, and specify the rate calculation for that day
under the Settings for days section.
13.2.2.2. Settings for days
No changes to rate – if this option is enabled, no changes to the rate will
occur for that day.
Rate for shift is base rate plus – if this option is enabled, the base rate will
have the specified amount added onto it. For example, my base rate is 6.00,
and my adjustment amount is .75. So with 6.00 + .75, the new adjusted rate
will be 6.75.
Rate for shift is base rate times – if this option is enabled, the adjusted rate
will be the base rate times the specified adjustment. For example, my base rate
is 6.00, and my adjustment amount is 1.5. So with 6.00 x 1.5, the new adjusted
rate will be 9.00.
The Shift Differential Module does not force a job code into overtime, it only multiplies
the rate times the amount specified. So if you multiply the rate by 1.5, you can still earn
overtime for that shift if that shift is worked in overtime.
1. Click on the OK button to save and close the Rate Adjustment Settings.
2. Click on the OK button to save and close the Shift Settings.
3. Click on the Save button to save and close the Edit Shifts screen.
13.2.3. Job Code Adjustments
Job Code Adjus tments can be configured so that various job codes can be used for the
different shift segme nts. These rules can be configured to only take effect on certain days.
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The system can automatically change to a different job code and use the rate calculations
specified for that shift in the job adjustments section.
13.2.3.1. To configure Job Adjustments:
1. Click on the Job Adjustments button to begin adding your Job Adjustment
rules.
2. Click on the Add button to add a new adjustment. If you’re creating a new Job
Adjustment, choose the base job code and click on the OK button to begin
configuration. When you click on the OK button, the Job Code Adjustment
screen will display.
3. Give the Job Code Adjustment a name to reference it by.
4. The Process on check boxes, allow you to specify which days this specific
Job Code Adjustment is active. For example, you can specify this Job Code
Adjustment to only process on the weekends such as Sat. (Saturday) and Sun.
(Sunday) by only enabling the Sat. and Sun. boxes.
5. You should specify which job code will tie in with which specific shift. A
listing of each shift configured in this shift definition will be presented, as
well as its time period. In the field next to each shift’s time period, the job
code field, the job code to be used with this particular shift can be specified.
For example, if someone works in the base job code 1 during all shifts except
one, in which they work job code 2, Shift Differential could be configured so
that in that specific shift, the job code is changed over to be job code 2. As
soon as that shift starts, a job code change would take place to change to job
code 2, and when that shift ends it would change to the next shift’s job code.
Configure each shift for whichever job code is appropriate for that shift
segment.
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6. The last option for each shift is Edit Rate Settings. Click on the Edit Rate
Settings button to configure the rate settings for each shift. If Job Code
Adjustments are not configured, the rate settings will pull from the main rate
settings configuration in Shift Definition Configuration that we previously set
up. Rate Settings for Job Adjustments are explained in detail in the section
Rate Settings below.
13.2.4. Job Code Adjustments Rate Settings Additions
If you are in the Rate Settings area in Job Code Adjustments, there will be 2 different
selections available under the Settings for days section.
Use individual’s rate for the selected job code - if this option is enabled, the
individuals default rate will be used for this job code when worked in this shift.
Use default shift rate calculations – if this option is enabled, the default rate
settings for this shift will be used. “Default Rate Settings” refers back to the rate
calculations that were set up for this shift in the main shift definition
configuration.
13.2.5. Configuring employees for Shift Differential
Employees must be configured for shift differential to apply for them. Following these
instructions will enable shift differential for the employees.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Select the Employee menu in TimeClock Manager.
Select Add/Edit from the drop-down list.
Double click an employee to which shift differential will be applied.
Select the Misc. tab for that employee.
In the area marked Shift Differential, there is a selection list. By default it is
marked as No differential processing enabled. From the drop-down list,
select the shift definition set to be used for this employee.
Only one 24-hour shift definition can be assigned to an employee at a time. A 24 hour
shift definition is created in section 13.2.1
13.3. Shift Monitor
The Shift Differential Monitor is an application that runs continuously as a service or in
the taskbar and processes shifts based on the user defined processing times. This
application must be run continuously or shift differential will not take place. There are 3
main options in the Shift Differential Monitor window, Services, Clear Log, and
Process Now.
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The ShiftMonitor must be running in order for the shifts to be processed.
Services – From this button, Shift Differential Monitor services can be installed,
removed, started, or stopped.
Services are only available with Windows 2000, and XP.
Clear Log – This button clears the Shift Differential log file that is created during
shift differential monitor operation.
Process Now – This button makes Shift Differential processing occur
immediately as opposed to waiting for a scheduled processing time to arrive. This
is useful for testing shift configuration for an individual.
13.4. Shift Differential Processing Options
(Manager Defaults)
You must specify a processing time that the Shift Monitor is to process the shifts and
apply the shift adjustments.
To specify a processing time for Shift Differential:
1. Launch TimeClock Manager and go to Configuration, preferences, defaults.
Click on the Options under the Shift Differential topic.
2. Processing Options
Process non-clockable shift segments with shift monitor – if this option is
enabled, hours that are worked using a non-clockable job code will be
processed. For example, if my PTO (Paid Time Off) job code was not
clockable and I had hours using that code, with this option enabled, those
hours would be processed using the Shift Differential Monitor.
Automatically enter missed out punch if an individual segment exceeds
XX – if this option is enabled and an amount entered, the ShiftMonitor
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will automatically show a missed out punch for a shift that is over XX
hours long.
This might be helpful if you want the system to clock someone out and flag the time as
a missed punch if they are clocked in for an extended period of time, such as 20 hours.
3. Set the Processing Times that you want the ShiftMonitor to process the shifts
and apply all of the configurations set in the Shift Definitions (Job Code
Adjustments and Rate Adjustments).
SECTION XIV: AUTO UPDATE OF THE TIMECLOCK
APPLICATIONS
The AutoUpdate Module is used to periodically update your TimeClock Plus applications
via the internet. These updates are made available to all valid licensees of the TimeClock
Plus applications at no cost and often contain enhancements to the system. This is also
where fixes and software enhancementsare made available. It is recommended that you
run AutoUpdate once every few weeks to check for possible updates and
download/install them if any are available.
14. AutoUpdate
14.1. The AutoUpdate Process
(TimeClock Manager Main Menu à Launch à Auto Update)
You MUST close all TimeClock Plus applications (including the On-Screen TimeClock
and the TimeClock Manager) before attempting to perform an Auto Update. This
includes any applications that may be running on your network.
14.1.1. To AutoUpdate Directly from the Internet:
1. To begin the Auto Update process it must be launched via the Windows Start
Menu, or it can also be launched from the TimeClock Manager via the Launch
Menu; however, because all TimeClock applications must be closed you will
have to close the TimeClock Manager when prompted. The AutoUpdate
screen will display, including your current version number.
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2. On the AutoUpdate screen, click on the Available button. The Available
Updates screen will display, only containing those items that require update at
this time (based on the versions you have currently installed).
3. To view News or Info about an available update, click on the update in the list
to highlight it and click on the News and/or Info buttons.
4. To begin the update process, select or unselect the individual updates you
wish to install from the available updates list then click on the Update button
(or the Cancel button if you wish to exit the AutoUpdate process without
applying any changes).
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5. When the update is complete the system will provide you a list of which
updates were installed successfully.
6. To exit AutoUpdate, click on the Close button.
14.2. Other Options Available via AutoUpdate:
14.2.1. The Module Button
Optional modules can be purchased from TimeClock Plus and downloaded via the
AutoUpdate system. For example, the Job Costing Module or Shift Differential Module.
Click on the Module button and the Module Download screen will display. Input the
Module Activation key provided to you by TimeClock Plus then click on the OK button
to download the module. Once the module is downloaded, you must enable it through
Module Manager (refer to section 2.5 for detailed instructions on module activation).
You must have a connection to the internet to download the module.
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14.2.2. The Installed Button
If this option is selected, the system will display a list of all TimeClock Plus products
installed along with their version/revision numbers. From this screen you can revert to a
previously installed version of an application or module if one is installed. To do so,
select it from the list by clicking on it then click on the Revert button on the bottom of the
screen.
To be able to Revert to a previous version you must have the Save replaced files when
installing updates option enabled on the Options screen (see next section of this guide)
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14.2.3. The Options Button
If this option is selected, the Options screen will display for changing Host Options and
Transfer Timeouts.
It is not recommended that these options be changed unless you are instructed to do so
by a member of the TimeClock Plus Technical Support Team.
Internet Host – this is the website where the TimeClock updates are located.
Save replaced files when installing updates – If this option is enabled, the files
being replaced will remain on your system. This option must be enabled if you
want the option to revert to previous versions after installed updates.
Click on the OK button to save your AutoUpdate options.
14.2.4. The Register Button
This option can be used to register your TimeClock Plus system after installation. It is
recommended that you register so we can keep you informed of future versions and
enhancements.
14.2.5. The Support Button
The Support option is used to send a question, comment or suggestion to the DMI
Technical Support Team (or you can send them via regular email to
[email protected]).
When you click on the Support button, you will be presented with two options:
Open the TimeClock web site to submit a support question – If enabled, when you click
on the OK button, your default web browser will open and you will be directed to the
TimeClock Plus web site to send an email to TimeClock Plus Technical Support.
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Create a company backup to send to TimeClock Plus support – If this option is enabled,
when you click on the OK button, you will be able to create a backup of your system to
submit to TimeClock Plus Technical Support.
When submitting a backup through the Support Button, it requires a submission id
given by a TimeClock Plus Support Technician.
14.2.5.1. To create a backup to send to support via AutoUpdate:
1. Check the option to ‘Create a company backup to send to TimeClock Plus
support’. Once that option is enabled, click on the OK button.
2. At the Company Selection screen, choose the company that you would like to
create the backup of. Once the company has been selected from the drop down
list, click on the Next button.
3. Once you click on the Next button, the backup will be created. Once the
backup was created successfully, click on the Next button.
You can then submit the backup by two different ways:
Submit Manually:
1. On the Submit dialog box, click on the Submit Manually button.
2. You will then be prompted to save the backup in a location.
3. Once the file has been saved in a location (i.e. Desktop). You then should
email the backup to support through your normal email account.
Submit Automatically:
1. On the Submit dialog box, click on the Next button.
2. At the Transfer dialog box, you will be prompted to enter the Submission ID
given by the TimeClock Plus Support Technician.
3. Add any additional comments in the comments section that you feel might be
beneficial to the Technician.
4. To submit the backup, click on the Finish button.
Please note that the support team cannot respond to e- mail requests by telephone. If yo u
submit a question via e-mail, be sure and include a valid e-mail address so we can
respond via e- mail.
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Absent Statistics...................................................... 115
Accrual history........................................................ 166
Accrual Rule
Add .............................................................. 66, 167
Accrual Rules .......................................................... 161
Accrual Type ............................................. 162, 165
Add .................................................................... 161
Counted hours.................................... 163, 164, 166
Delete........................................................... 11, 168
Description......................................................... 161
Edit..................................................................... 161
Information .......................................... 18, 116, 224
Options............................................................... 166
Period................................................................. 165
Rule ID......................................................... 66, 105
Rule is active...................................................... 162
Start Time .......................................................... 167
Stop time............................................................ 167
Summary............................................................ 167
Accruals
Caps................................................................... 116
Reset ...................................................... 59, 98, 116
Advanced Overtime ................................................ 160
Approval Manager .................................................. 223
Attendance Monitor.................................. 37, 216, 262
Auto out............................................................. 49, 245
Auto rounding..................................... 67, 71, 106, 110
Automatic deductions ....................................... 46, 231
AutoUpdate............................................................. 313
Activation key.................................. 15, 34, 35, 289
Available button................................................. 314
Installed button.................................................. 316
Module button.................................................... 316
Options button................................................... 317
Register button................................................... 318
Submission id..................................................... 318
Support button................................................... 318
B
Backup
Creating.............................................................. 256
Restoring.............................................. 13, 256, 258
Server directory ................................................. 256
System information............................................ 256
Badge ........................................................................ 92
Break rounding.................................................. 47, 131
Breaks........................................................................ 47
C
Calculator........................................................ 234, 260
Calendar .......................................... 158, 256, 260, 272
Call List..................................................................... 16
Change history ........................................................ 254
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Class (classification) ................................. 17, 212, 217
Client install .............................................................. 33
Clock In Restrictions......................................... 67, 107
Close Current Week ................................................ 224
Configuration and Security Check.......................... 155
Configuration Manager ........................................... 174
Consecutive days............................................. 222, 231
Converting existing data ........................................... 29
Cost Code Group
Setting per job code ........................................... 294
Cost Code Groups............................................. 55, 128
Add .................................................................... 294
Add selected....................................................... 294
Assign to a job code........................................... 294
Assign to an employee....................... 129, 291, 295
Edit..................................................................... 294
Group Membership tab...................................... 293
Intersection ................................................ 129, 291
Remove selected ................................................ 294
Union ................................................................. 291
Counts toward overtime............................................ 93
Criteria ...................................................................... 74
Custom Fields ......................................................... 146
Category............................................................. 147
Creating.............................................................. 146
Data type............................................................ 147
Edit..................................................................... 147
Entry type........................................................... 148
Job Code ...................................................... 59, 149
Length................................................................ 148
Name.................................................................. 147
D
Data conversion utility.............................................. 29
Database Manager
Backup ............................................................... 257
Create button........................................................ 26
Restore............................................................... 258
Default pay rate............................................. 55, 93, 95
Defaults
Absent and Tardy............................................... 139
Access................................................................ 140
Accruals ............................................................. 135
Adding new individuals ..................................... 134
Anniversaries ..................................................... 135
Birthdays............................................................ 135
Break minimums and rounding......................... 130
Break types ........................................................ 130
Breaks ................................................................ 129
Client Miscellaneous ......................................... 142
Close Week ........................................................ 136
Cost code groups................................................ 128
Cost code levels ................................................. 128
Display options.................................................. 126
Employee Entry ................................................. 135
Hour Calculations .............................................. 126
Job Costing........................................................ 127
Job Costing status types............................. 128, 290
Manager Miscellaneous ..................................... 133
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Maximum Break Length.................................... 131
Miscellaneous Fields ......................................... 290
Missed in punch................................................. 143
Missed out punch....................................... 145, 313
Missed Punches ................................................. 143
Processing Options............................................ 145
Processing Times ............................................... 145
Reminder Bar..................................................... 134
Reviews...................................................... 133, 135
Scheduler Miscellaneous ................................... 139
Shift Differential ................................................ 144
Shift Window..................................................... 139
System Settings.................................................. 125
Tasks.................................................................. 134
Time Settings ..................................................... 127
TimeClock Client............................................... 140
Tracked fields .................................................... 131
Dept (department)................................... 16, 17, 53, 91
E
Earns overtime .............................................. 57, 93, 96
Edit hours
Accrual window......................................... 156, 218
Change history................................................... 254
Default times.............................................. 220, 221
Missed in punch................................................. 143
Missed out punch....................................... 145, 313
Schedule Information......................................... 156
Shift note.............................................. 18, 142, 218
Employee
Access tab.................................................... 72, 118
Accrual history................................................... 166
Auto rounding................................ 67, 71, 106, 110
Badge ................................................................... 92
Class (Classification) ........................... 17, 212, 217
Default pay rate........................................ 55, 93, 94
Delete......................................................... 120, 121
Dept (department).............................. 16, 17, 53, 91
Export Code......................................................... 92
Jobs tab.............................................................. 149
Manager ............................................................. 119
Message history ................................................... 17
Messaging............................................ 13, 250, 251
Move/Renumber ................................................ 123
Network Id..................................... 18, 92, 177, 178
Notes.................................................................. 110
Notes tab............................................................ 110
Overtime calculations .................. 64, 103, 104, 160
Overtime settings ............................................... 229
Overtime tab ........................................................ 96
Photo tab............................................................ 112
Raise history ...................................................... 115
Reviews.............................................. 112, 114, 135
Schedule restrictions 69, 70, 71, 108, 109, 110, 265
Tardy statistics................................................... 225
Employee approval ................................................. 223
Export
Job Codes........................................................... 242
Raw Hours......................................................... 243
Export Code .............................................................. 92
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Global Modification
Set custom field value........................................ 229
Global Record Addition .......................................... 231
Consecutive days....................................... 222, 231
H
Hire date 18, 59, 60, 75, 88, 91, 99, 112, 133, 165, 167
Holidays
Recurring..................................................... 16, 159
Hour edit log ............................................................. 17
Changed by ........................................................ 254
Detail.................................................................. 254
Export ................................................................ 254
History ............................................................... 254
Location ............................................................. 254
Show only individuals... .................................... 254
Hour format................................................. 5, 146, 234
I
Individual Schedule................................. 264, 275, 277
J
Job Code
Break rounding............................................ 47, 131
Breaks .................................................................. 47
Counts toward overtime....................................... 93
Custom fields............................................... 59, 149
Earns overtime ......................................... 57, 93, 96
Segment minimums ............................................. 49
Job Costing.............................................................. 288
Exporting ........................................................... 299
Group Membership tab...................................... 293
Info tab............................................................... 293
Master Cost Code List......................................... 19
Notes tab............................................................ 293
L
Labor Costing..... 62, 63, 102, 103, 133, 252, 253, 263,
276, 285
M
Manager .................................................................. 119
Manager approval ..................................... 69, 108, 109
M aster cost code list
Billable............................................................... 293
Importing........................................................... 291
Messaging................................................. 13, 250, 251
History ................................................................. 17
Message expiration date .................................... 251
Minor tracking......................................................... 169
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Missed out punch............................................ 145, 313
Missed Punches................................................... 16, 18
Module Manager ....................................................... 35
Activation key...................................................... 35
Modules........................................................... 6, 33, 37
Add ...................................................................... 35
Edit....................................................................... 35
Loading................................................................ 35
remove ................................................................. 35
N
Necessary Shifts.............. 267, 268, 269, 273, 279, 280
Network id........................................... 18, 92, 177, 178
O
On-Screen TimeClock
Access tab.................................................. 119, 212
Configure Modules ............................................ 184
Configure reminders .................................... 12, 184
Configure settings .............................................. 296
Display Options................................................. 174
Modules ............................................................. 184
Restriction template........................................... 212
Overtime calculations ....................... 64, 103, 104, 160
Overtime settings .................................................... 229
Create a schedule............................................... 271
Employee availability ............................ 7, 270, 271
Individual Schedule tab ..................................... 264
Miscellaneous tab .............................................. 264
Necessary Shifts......... 267, 268, 269, 273, 279, 280
Open a schedule................................................. 271
Schedule Requests..................................... 141, 281
Shift pools.......................................... 262, 265, 266
System Wide tab................................................ 263
Templates................................................... 275, 277
Transfer job information............................ 262, 281
Weekly overall schedule.................................... 265
Segment minimums................................................... 49
Server install ............................................................. 27
Shift approval.......................................................... 117
Shift definitions....................... 118, 307, 308, 310, 311
Shift Differential ..................................................... 305
Grace period....................................................... 308
Rate calculations................................ 309, 310, 311
Shift Monitor............................................. 145, 313
Shift number ...................................................... 308
Shift Monitor................................................... 145, 313
Clear log............................................................. 312
Services .............................................................. 312
Shift note................................................... 18, 142, 218
Shift pool................................................................. 262
T
Passwords.................................................. 11, 153, 169
Tardy statistics ........................................................ 225
Termination date....................................................... 91
Time format..................................................... 233, 263
Tracked fields...................... 16, 46, 132, 205, 227, 259
Q
U
Quick Setup Wizard............................................ 10, 39
Job codes.............................................................. 44
Time settings.................................. 10, 41, 125, 127
Union....................................................................... 291
User list....................... 11, 72, 118, 119, 149, 155, 169
Access tab.......................................................... 152
Configuration and security check ...................... 155
ID Number......................................................... 151
User info tab ...................................................... 151
User name .......................................................... 150
P
R
Raise history............................................................ 115
Re-indexing..................................... 259, 260, 286, 287
Reports
Default reporting period .............................. 40, 235
Footers................................................. 11, 170, 232
Preview .............................................................. 232
Settings .............................................................. 237
Restore a Backup ...................................... 13, 256, 258
Restriction template................................................ 212
Reviews................................................... 112, 114, 135
S
Schedule restrictions ..... 69, 70, 71, 108, 109, 110, 265
Scheduler................................................................. 262
Copy a schedule......................................... 138, 281
Welcome to TimeClock Plus, Version 5.0
W
WinRemote ............................................................. 188
Access tab.......................................................... 210
Badge parsing .................................................... 208
Company............................................................ 202
Configure........................................................... 201
Display tab......................................................... 173
Modules tab ....................................................... 213
Port settings ....................................................... 188
Serial connections.............................................. 190
Serial RDT......................................................... 188
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