Ulster County in New York has begun implementation of a new biometric time and attendance tracking system expected to raise accountability among county employees, according to a Shawangunk Journal article.
The system the new biometric one is replacing consisted of a manual system developed in 1975 and procedurally inconsistent department to department.
The county is still in its testing phase with a pilot program at the Ulster County Department of Social Services. Once the system passes all the tests, the county has planned for a county-wide roll-out that is expected to save money from incorrect accounting, time for payroll processes and confusion by putting the entire county on one system for payroll.
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