2021 September Release

Time TrackingPermanent link for this heading

Time tracking allows employees to record their working hours. The payroll department can define working time models and conditions and thus use the working times recorded by employees for payroll.

DashboardPermanent link for this heading

The time tracking dashboard is available to users who are entered in the “Time Tracking” role in the personnel file configuration and are either personnel file administrators or have change access in at least one personnel file shelf.

The dashboard is divided into the following areas:

  • Recently Used Personnel Files
    Shows the personnel files last used by the user.
  • Personnel File Shelves
    Personnel file shelves are used to manage personnel files and to define access rights. For more information, see chapter “Personnel File Shelf”.
  • Working Time Models
    Shows the defined working time models.
  • Salary Agreements
    Shows the defined salary agreements.

Note: Time recording for employees is done via the “Personnel File Access” dashboard.

Actions

You can perform the following actions:

  • Create Working Time Model
    As a personnel file administrator, you can create new working time models using the “Create Working Time Model” action. For more information, see chapter “Working Time Models”.
  • Create Salary Agreement
    As a personnel file administrator, you can use the “Create Salary Agreement” action to create salary agreements. For more information, see chapter “Salary Agreement”.
  • Switch to Configuration
    You can use the “Switch to Configuration” action to display the personnel file configuration.
  • Settings
    You can use the “Settings” action to define general properties of the time tracking dashboard (e.g. the logo or the notification setting).

Working Time ModelsPermanent link for this heading

The following fields are available:

  • Name
    The name of the working time model.
  • Type of Working Time Model
    Defines the type of working time model (e.g. flexitime).
  • All-In
    Defines whether it is an all-in working time model (affects monthly statements).
  • Flexitime Period
    Defines the flexitime period (month, quarter or year) for flexitime. If “Year” is selected, the start of the flexitime period must be specified.
  • Warning for Time Credit From
    Defines the time balance at which a warning will be issued.
  • Transfer Time Balances to the Next Flexitime Period
    Defines whether time balances are carried over to the next flextime period in the case of flextime.
  • Maximum Transferable Negative Hours
    Defines the maximum transferable minus hours to the next flexitime period.
  • Maximum Transferable Positive Hours
    Defines the maximum transferable plus hours to the next flextime period.
  • Time Credit for Starting and Stopping
    Defines the time credit at the start and end of time tracking.
  • Workday
    Defines the working hours per working day. A working day can also be entered more than once, for example, if work is done differently in even/odd weeks (can be defined via the Condition field).
    • Workday
      Defines the working day (Monday to Sunday).
    • Fictitious Working Hours
      Defines the fictitious working time (From, To) for flexitime.
    • Flexitime Frame
      Defines the flextime frame (From, To).
    • Core Hours
      Defines the core time (From, To) for flextime.
    • Mandatory Breaks
      Defines break times that are mandatory (duration, time period). These are automatically deducted if no break has been entered in the specified time period.
    • Condition
      Defines an app.ducx expression that can be used to determine the valid working time definition in case of multiple entries of the same working day.
  • Overtime According to Daily Working Hours
    Defines after how many daily working hours overtime is accrued.
  • Overtime According to Weekly Working
    Defines after how many weekly working hours overtime accrues.
  • Maximum Daily Working Hours Without Breaks
    Defines the maximum daily working time after which a break must be taken (e.g. 6 hours).
  • Break After Daily Maximum Working Hours
    Defines the minimum required break after reaching the daily maximum working time.
  • Maximum Daily Working Hours (Excl. Breaks)
    Defines the maximum daily working time without breaks (e.g. 11 hours).
  • Maximum Weekly Working Hours (Excl. Breaks)
    Defines the maximum weekly working time without breaks.
  • Maximum Weekly Working Hours in Weekly Average (Excl. Breaks)
    Defines the average period in weeks and the number of hours that should not be exceeded during this period. In addition, it is possible to specify the number of hours above which a warning is sent.
  • Overtime Divider
    Defines the overtime divider.
  • Hour Divider
    Defines the hour divider.
  • Target Working Hours
    The target working time is calculated individually for each employee from the overtime payment. Defines the overtime surcharge and the cap on covered overtime per month.
  • Rest Period Between Two Working Days
    Defines the minimum rest break between two working days.
  • Rest Period on Weekends
    Defines the minimum rest break on weekends.
  • Rest Period on Holidays
    Defines the minimum rest break on public holidays.
  • Rest Period on On-Call Service
    Defines the minimum rest break for on-call service.
  • Overtime Surcharges
    Defines the available overtime surcharges. In the condition, an app.ducx expression can be used to define how the surcharges are to be used in the overtime payroll.
  • Overwrite Minimum Salaries According to Salary Agreement
    Overwrites the minimum salaries according to the salary agreement using an app.ducx expression.

Salary AgreementPermanent link for this heading

Collective salary agreements are used to set minimum salaries for employees. These minimum salaries are used to calculate covered overtime.

The following fields are available:

  • Name
    The name of the salary agreement.
  • Rankings
    Defines the rankings.
  • Minimum Salaries
    Defines the minimum salaries per ranking with an effective date.
    • Name
      Defines the name of the minimum salary.
    • Valid From
      Defines from when the minimum salary definition is valid.
    • Valid Until
      Defines until when the minimum salary definition is valid.
    • Minimum Salaries per Ranking
      Defines the minimum salaries per ranking.
  • Overwrite Holidays of the Holiday Table
    Allows to overwrite or redefine holidays of the holiday table.

Personnel FilePermanent link for this heading

Time recording enhances personnel files as follows.

Properties

The following time recording-specific fields can be found in the properties of personnel files:

“Salary” tab

  • Current Gross Salary
    Shows the current gross salary (according to the salary history).
  • Salary Agreement
    Shows the current salary agreement (according to the salary agreement history).
  • Current Ranking
    Shows the current ranking (according to the salary agreement history).
  • Current Minimum Gross Salary
    Shows the current minimum salary (according to the salary agreement history).
  • Salary History
    Defines the gross salaries in the context of a validity period.
  • Salary Agreement History
    Defines the salary agreements and rankings in the context of a validity period.

Working Hours tab

  • Current Week (Actual Working Hours (Incl. Surcharges))
    Shows the actual working hours incl surcharges of the current week.
  • Current Month (Actual Working Hours (Incl. Surcharges))
    Shows the actual working hours incl surcharges of the current month.
  • Last Week
    • Actual Working Hours (Incl. Surcharges)
      Shows the actual working hours incl. surcharges of the last week.
    • Working Hours
      Shows the normal and target working hours and the actual hours covered of the last week.
  • Last Month
    • Actual Working Hours (Incl. Surcharges)
      Shows the actual working hours incl. surcharges of the last month.
    • Working Hours
      Shows the normal and target working hours and the actual hours covered of the last month.
  • Current Weekly Working Hours in Weekly Average
    Shows the current weekly working time as a weekly average.
    • Calculation Period (in Weeks)
      Shows the calculation period in weeks (according to the working time model).
    • Current Weekly Working Hours in Weekly Average (Actual Hours)
      Shows the actual working hours of the current weekly working time as a weekly average.
  • Residual Leave
    Defines the number of residual leave days.
  • Current Working Time Model
    Shows the current working time model (according to the working time models field depending on the validity date).
  • Start Time Tracking From
    Defines the start of time recording.
  • Working Time Models
    Defines the working time models in the context of a validity period.

Working Hours Calculations tab

  • Current Flexitime Period
    Shows the start, end and current time credit of the current flexitime period.
  • Flexitime Periods
    Shows the flexitime periods. The “Record Overtime Payment” button can be used to record the overtime payment.

“On-Call Services” tab

  • Unpaid On-Call Services
    Shows the total of unpaid on-call services.
  • On-Call Services
    Defines the on-call services.

“Revoked Time Locks” tab

Defines the revoked time locks during which time recording is normally not allowed.

Actions

You can perform the following actions:

  • Record Working Hours Subsequently
    Using the “Record Working Hours Subsequently” action, you can manually record the working time for a working day subsequently.
  • Record Absence
    Using the “Record Absence” action, you can record the employee's absence.
  • Revoke Lock Time
    Using the “Revoke Lock Time” action, you can revoke the lock time for time recording and allow the employee to record the working time in the defined period.

CalculationsPermanent link for this heading

The payroll department has the following options:

  • Export absences
    Absences can be exported regularly as a CSV file to a shelf. For this purpose, the appropriate settings can be made in the personnel file configuration or personnel file shelf on the ”Time Recording” tab.
  • Working hours calculation
    The “Execute Working Hours Calculation” context menu command is available on personnel file shelves and individual personnel files. The working time accounting is carried out monthly.
  • Working hours recalculation
    The “Recalculate Working Hours Calculation” context menu command is available on personnel file shelves and individual personnel files. Thus, changes in the working time model or collective agreement that relate to the payroll can be considered.
  • Export balances for accruals
    The "Export Balances for Accruals” context menu command is available on personnel file shelves and individual personnel files.

Time Tracking for EmployeesPermanent link for this heading

As an employee, you can record your working hours in the “Personnel File Access” dashboard. Alternatively, the corresponding actions are also available in the welcome screen.

  • Start Recording Working Hours
    Using the “Start Recording Working Hours” action, you can start time tracking for the current working day.
  • Pause Recording Working Hours
    Using the “Pause Recording Working Hours” action, you can pause time tracking for the current workday.
  • Continue Recoding
    Using the “Continue Recording” action, you can continue the paused time tracking for the current working day.
  • Stop Recording Working Hours
    Using the “Stop Recording Working Hours” action, you can stop time tracking for the current working day.
  • Record Working Hours Subsequently (in the “Working Hours” area)
    Using the “Record Working Hours Subsequently” action, you can manually record the working time for a working day subsequently.