8/17/10 – Kronos Upgrade Completed

While many campus employees use HR Direct self-service for time entry and approval, we do have some employees (Facilities and University Police) who report time via the Kronos TimeClock system.

The Kronos Workforce Central(WFC version 5.1) application was installed in 2006 to support Facilities and University Police operations. We currently have approximately 160 active employees and 30 managers using the system. Kronos has since released versions 5.2, 6.0, 6.1 and will be releasing 6.2 last quarter of FY 2011. To maintain vendor support as well as follow best business practices, the decision was made to upgrade to version 6.1 Summer 2010. The Project started in May 2010 and was completed by July 2010 when we completed a full payroll cycle. As part of the upgrade project, a small group of managers were involved in testing and product review. Drop-in training sessions were offered to accommodate all shift supervisors before the application deployed on July 21st End users at the clock have not seen any changes in functionality. Managers using the application have commented on the visual improvements and the ease of transition to version 6.1. We have also implemented LDAP logon for consistency with the HR Direct process as well as more secure access to the application.

Questions about the Kronos application can be directed to Norma Clark at x4764 or email atnorma_clark@uml.edu .

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