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September 2018
Clock Configurations

Clock Configurations

The TimeClock Plus WebClock can be configured a number of ways. Buttons and windows can be hidden or made visible depending on what you’d like the employees to access within the WebClock. WebClock configurations can be assigned to an employee, or group of employees, if they need access to more (or less) than what the default WebClock is set to. This feature can also be utilized if you use a combination of physical clocks and the WebClock to allow specific employees access to punch in/out o...
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August 2018
Auto Reports

Auto Reports

TimeClock plus offers a variety of reports that include information such as, demographics, punch times, total hours, exceptions, leave requests, and more.Various filters and settings allow users to customize each report. These reports can also be set to automatically run and then be sent to a manager, principal, superintendent, or yourself via email. Automated reports can be configured to run daily, monthly, every 7 days, etc.For more information, please contact Mara in payroll. 
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July 2018
OSHA Filing Uses Locations in SMART HR

OSHA Filing Uses Locations in SMART HR

Are you using locations correctly in SMART HR?  Locations are for physical locations (a.k.a. buildings). A good practice would be to have your locations match the ORG codes you have in finance.  If you have created a location called Subs or Mail Out, then you are using the field incorrectly.  As an alternative you could use department to flag your subs, and use check location to flag your employees that need checks mailed out.
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Missed Punch Rounding

Missed Punch Rounding

There are several different ways that a missed punch can be handled in TimeClock Plus. One option allows the employee to enterthe time that they were supposed to clock in or out, and then flag the entry as a missed punch.If this option is chosen, the missed punch entry made by the employee may be automatically rounded, based on the roundingrules defined in the employee’s profile. Missed punch entries will only be rounded if the feature is turned on in the CompanyDefaults window.For more in...
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June 2018
Electronic Submission of OSHA Records Update

Electronic Submission of OSHA Records Update

From the MN DOL website:In anticipation of the final rule being adopted for Minnesota, a new window has been added to SMART HR for creating a file for electronic reporting of the OSHA 300A.  Instructions on how the window works will be emailed to users in early June. 
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User Setup

User Setup

Do you know what each user has access to in TimeClock Plus manager? Different permissions can be assigned to managers, principals, secretaries, and payroll users within TimeClock Plus in order to control who has access to view, or to change specific information. Permissions are assigned under the permissions tab in the User Profiles window. User roles can be created to easily assign the same permissions to multiple users who need the same access within TimeClock Plus manager. For example, differ...
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May 2018
 Do your employees need to update their W4 info?

Do your employees need to update their W4 info?

The IRS is encouraging employees to do a paycheck checkup to insure they will have enough federal tax withheld.  From the IRS Website:Are some taxpayers at risk of being under-withheld on their taxes with the changes to the withholding tables?Some people have more complicated tax situations and face the possibility of being under-withheld. For example,people who itemized their deductions in the past, have two or more jobs in their household, or have dependentsage 17 or over, are especi...
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Request Templates

Request Templates

Request templates allow you to create a predefined set of start times, hours, and leave codes in any combinationthat an employee can easily select while entering a leave request.Request templates are assigned to the employee profile or employee role which allows each group of employeesto have a different set of request templates.When using request templates, employees can either be allowed to override and change certain fields or be limitedto only using the templates as they are assigned.Fo...
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April 2018
941 Form Updated for 2018

941 Form Updated for 2018

The IRS has updated form 941 for 2018.  The new 941.pdf files were emailed to you in March.  You will need to have these files installed before you can create your 941. Tip:  Use the Tax Detail by Check Date report selecting only the check dates within the quarter to get the total tax and taxable wages for each tax and check date for the quarter.   Use the show/hide icon to summarize the detail.  Also use the Form 941 and W2 Proof report to insure you don&rsquo...
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Custom Fields

Custom Fields

Do you want to track additional information in TimeClock Plus that there isn’t already a field for? Custom fields can be created by a user to track or store information that the default TimeClock Plus fields don't. Once setup, these fields can be used to filter employees on reports, exports, group hours, and in other windows.For more information, please contact Mara in payroll.   
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