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CLYDE – The City of Clyde employees will have a new way of punching into work in the near future.

Finance Director Craig Davis introduced an ordinance to city council at their meeting on Tuesday, March 18 that would enter into an agreement with Kronos Inc.

The ordinance was for the purchase of a time and attendance system to be used by all departments in the City of Clyde.

“This has been something I’ve been looking into since August 2012,” said Davis. “Departments throughout the city have different ways of punching into work and this system would make everything the same.”

Davis also said some of the benefits of this new system would be to cut down on labor and human error. Employees will also be able to view vacation balances, the number of sick days remaining and submit time off requests.

Kronos Inc. is currently used by 30 million people in many different companies. The cost of this new system is approximately $61,180 and will appropriate from the General Fund (City Manager, Zoning, Finance, Police, Parks and Cemetery), Water/Water Treatment Fund, Sewer/Wastewater Treatment Fund, Environmental Services Fund, General Services Fund, Recreation Fund and the Income Tax Fund.

“The funds will be divided evenly amongst the departments based on employee base,” said Davis. “What this means is we won’t take the same amount of money from a department that has six employees versus a department that has 15.”

With administration requesting two hearings of the ordinance, council approved and Kronos Inc. will become the system that is used by City of Clyde employees, effective immediately.

“It will be a 10 week period of getting Kronos implemented in Clyde,” said Davis. “But this is something that surrounding cities such as Sandusky, Fremont and Dublin have all adapted to.”

In other news, City Manager Paul Fiser said the General Services Department’s new vehicle arrived Monday, March 24.

Council also approved of a $750 donation to the Clyde High School Prom Committee. The donation will help pay for supplies and items they will need to host their prom at Kalahari in Sandusky.

City council will meet next on Tuesday, April 1 at 7 p.m.

Bradley Massman can be reached at 419-547-9194. Follow him on Twitter @bmassman22 and @ClydeEnterprise.

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