We told you last month about the new time and attendance system in the Los Angeles Times newsroom. Time clocks are a foreign concept in the newsroom, to be sure, and in this memo that went out yesterday, Associate Editor Randy Harvey tells people that the HR department wants everyone trained. Email memo after the jump.
Also: The KRONOS system the Times is using to keep track of lunch breaks et al also was recently installed at the Getty, a reader emails.
From: Harvey, Randy
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 5:50 PM
As you may be aware, the company has decided to implement a new time-logging and attendance system for payroll purposes known as KRONOS.
While it primarily affects hourly employees and their supervisors, the HR department believes it is necessary for all employees to attend training sessions to learn about the new procedures, which include some adjustments to pay policies. Each session will take between a half-hour and hour, depending on employee questions.
Annette Gascon, the HR representative for editorial, will conduct these sessions for our department and you’ll be hearing from her soon. Please plan to attend the session assigned to you. If you are not able to attend your assigned session, please make arrangements to receive the information before the system is implemented, currently scheduled for mid to late September.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation,