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Additional options for clocking in and out

Updated Aug 26, 2020

TimeForge includes a powerful and flexible time and attendance management system, and is able to track (and round) clock in and clock out times on an accurate minute-by-minute clock, which is synchronized with the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  TimeForge can use the clock in and clock out times to calculate the payroll for your pay period without any problems. Accurate time tracking is part of what TimeForge does!

Navigate to the "Attendance Options" page.
  • Log in
  • Hover over the "Attendance" tab
  • Select "Attendance Options"

Set the rounding rules for clock in and clock out times.

Set the rounding rules for clock in and clock out times.

Locate the option to round clock in and clock out times and choose the appropriate rounding rule from the drop down menu. However, TimeForge will not round any clock in or clock out times provided by your Point of Sales (PoS) system. If you want to round time and attendance in your Point of Sale system, please do so within the PoS software.

Note: TimeForge will not round clock in or clock out times for previous pay periods. Changing the rounding rules will only affect upcoming attendance entries.

Set up grace periods for employee clock in/out.

Set up grace periods for employee clock in/out.

Make sure to set up the correct grace periods for staff members who clock in early and clock out late.

Note: For these options to appear, the "allow employees to clock in at anytime" option at the top of the above picture must be set to "No."

Allow employees to witness clock in.

Allow employees to witness clock in.

Make sure that the "Allow other employees to witness an employee clock in" option is set to "Yes."

Other employees can override the early clock in.

Other employees can override the early clock in.

When a staff member is too early to work, they will receive a pop-up window similar to the above image.

A manager can allow the staff member to clock in, or another employee can provide their own credentials (username and password, or fingerprint) to allow the employee to clock in.

Setting up automatic clock in or out.

Switch the option highlighted above to "Yes," and your employees will automatically be clocked in.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Save Company Settings" when you're finished.

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